A Homestead Journey: Cultivating Roots in Catherine, Arkansas

Meet Justin and Laycee Story who found a home in Arkansas after taking on the challenge of taming land that had sat dormant.

Found in Catherine, Arkansas, a unique story unfolds—a tale of generations intertwined with land, cattle, and a shared determination. Justin Storey and Lacey, who have a deep connection to farming have shaped their lives in unexpected ways.

“I’m a fifth generation farmer from the state of Florida,” shares Justin Storey. “I’m Seventh Generation farmer from Florida,” adds Lacey. Their love for the land was passed down through generations, a legacy that kindled the flame of their shared aspirations.

In the early days, Justin’s post-high school years were marked by a tenacious pursuit—leasing land, building a herd, and growing something from nothing. Alongside him stood Lacey, who would later become more than a life partner. “We kind of built a herd together and grew it,” recalls Justin, reflecting on the foundation they had laid together.

After the 1990’s, a chapter of their journey unfolded in Catherine, Arkansas. Lacey’s Uncle offered them an opportunity—to steward the land, to breathe life into pastures left untended. The transition wasn’t without its challenges. “It was hard moving here not knowing anybody,” admits Lacey, reminiscing about the leap into unfamiliar territory.

A Legacy The Storey’s new chapter began and brought with it a sense of purpose. They introduced a mix of bramer cattle and ventured into a new realm—sheep farming. “I wanted to try that for a long time,” Lacey reflects, as she discusses the symbiotic relationship between sheep and cattle. “They’re a lot easier as far as maintenance goes.”

Their farm life became an extension of education. Homeschooling their three children, Justin and Lacey sought to instill values of hard work, responsibility, and connection to the land. “There’s a lot of life lessons to learn on the farm as a child,” Justin remarks, emphasizing the importance of hands-on experience.

The move to Arkansas came with uncertainties. “We were nervous when we moved up here not knowing anybody,” Lacey recalls. Yet, the warm embrace of the local community shattered their apprehensions. “A lot of people have just kind of taken us in,” Justin notes. “They’ve made it feel like home.”

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
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