Thanks all for the positive comments regarding the NIGHTLINE piece. Glad you all enjoyed a sampling taste of what life is like here on the urban homestead. We’ve been receiving loads of positive emails from folks across the country (read comments left on the ABC site).
It was interesting to see how three days of filming come together into an 8 min piece. Of course, about 3/4 of the footage (and even interviews) landed on the cutting room floor – which, unfortunately, no one will ever see.
There’s a wee more extra footage here in case you are interested.
DYK that this story it’s the third most popular emailed article on ABC? It’s great to see this short segment had such a positive and inspirational impact and we are very blessed to have been able to share our journey with so many people.
A warm welcome to you all.
To the GOOD LIFE!
It’s hard to share them all, but here are a few of the best.
First, from the producer, followed by viewers:
I’m glad you guys were happy with the piece. If only I had the whole show to tell your story! In the end, there were just too many elements and aspects to squeeze in, even though we only followed you for three days. This is obviously a testament to your great work in so many areas and your thoughts on various topics. Anyhow, I hope the spirit of what you do did come through at the very least. Good luck with the urban farm… And perhaps I’ll see you around the ‘dena at some point in the future! — Best, M (ABC Producer)
I found your website a few weeks ago (I don’t remember for what it was I was originally searching). Since that time my children and I have been inspired to make changes that, for the better part of my life, I didn’t think were possible. My 10 year old son was doubtful when we discussed a variety of ideas. When I showed him your photos he told me he felt “empowered to change.” I was floored! What 10 year old in suburban Houston talks about empowerment?? Thank you so very much for all of the information, the inspiration and the dedication. Your family and your endeavor are amazing! — Sincerely, The E’s
Saw your segment on Nightline last night. Great! You put us farm-bred Midwesterners to shame. — Brenda
I just saw your story on ABC Nightline and I am so envious! You are doing exactly what my husband and myself would love to do.
I believe in your way of living and I think and hope that more people are beginning to realize the importance of a self-sustained life style. I wanted to respond to the story because it inspired me and I wanted to Thank You for demonstrating that it is possible, even in one of the most expensive States to live in – it is possible. — Thank You, Katie
You all are my heroes. You are the wealthiest people I have ever learned of.
You are free. — Jim