Our Story

We met in 2009 through our work as professional genealogists at Ancestry. For a long time, we were just work friends and colleagues. It wasn’t until 2019 when we actually became closer friends, and eventually fell in love! We married in May 2021, and not long after, set out to find a new place to settle down and call home. That is when the stars aligned and we found a perfect little one-acre farm in Wayne County, Utah!  

Building a regenerative farm has felt like a calling. It’s our way of giving back to the sacred lands we are privileged to be a part of and call home. Then, seeing a need for really good ice cream in the area, we thought it made sense to fill that void and use our farm as great way to support that endeavor!

Our Family

As a family, we love spending time outdoors, hiking and exploring the many incredible places in south-central Utah! Our amazing three kids also love spending time at the farm, playing games, and exploring the high desert mountains and plateaus with us. Then, we can’t forget to mention our sweet, happy little cockapoo, Hampton! He loves joining us for any adventure possible and running around the farm and making friends with all other people and animals!

Photo of our beautiful family on our wedding day, taken in Toquerville, Utah.
Photo of our cockapoo dog named Hampton laying on the floor.

About Joseph

Photo of Joseph B. Shumway taken in Capitol Reef National Park
I was raised on a dairy farm in western Wyoming not far from Jackson and Grand Teton National Park. I have spent most of my adult life working as a professional genealogist (having worked 15 years at Ancestry), and currently operate a private practice offering both genealogical research and wellness coaching centered on Ancestral Health & Wellness. In 2015, while living in Wyoming, I worked with my parents to switch our dairy farm from conventional to regenerative and organic practices. Then, we introduced ice cream as a direct farm-to-consumer product and it completely transformed our farm in every way! In fact, our ice cream was featured in Food & Wine magazine! So, I’m passionate about small farms, local, sustainable food systems, and making ice cream! It’s a privilege to offer good ice cream and regenerative farming practices here in Wayne County, Utah.

About A.C.

Photo of A.C. Ivory taken in Capitol Reef National Park
I was raised in the surrounding suburbs of Salt Lake City. Growing up, I always expected to one day live in a large city like San Francisco or New York City. I never thought I'd end up in a small rural area like Wayne County, Utah, but here I am and I love it! (My parents are still a little shocked we moved here!) I am a technology geek, constantly discovering new software, website, and apps. I have spent a good portion of my career as a product manager and ux designer (aka - I make software, apps, and websites user-friendly and beautiful). I love working with my clients and creating great experiences for their users. During these last few years I have regained my love of digging in the dirt as I once did as a kid. I am grateful to constantly learn the incredible value and benefits of regenerating our lands to create healthy soil and food.
FYI, our wedding photographers (Kyle Loves Tori Photography) were AMAZING! Check them out!

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