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"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the LORD, not for man."   Colossians 3:23

meet the van kooten family
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This is us… in a medium-sized nut shell:

WE are a small family loving small town life in rural Iowa. We work hard together, and believe in serving others as Christ has commanded us to do. We believe whole-hardheartedly that each and everyone of our guests is a blessing to us. Our hope is that we, too, can be a blessing to you and yours. 

JOSH is a custom applicator and does custom spraying for farmers and a local coop. He also buys and sells Sprayers. When he is not busy in the shop he enjoys spending time with Melissa and the kids, working with the campers, or helping on the family farm.

MELISSA  is a work-from-home-stay-at -home mom and the go-to girl for your rental needs.  Melissa likes to spend time with her family, friends, and projects sprucing up our 100 year old farm house!

COLE is 15!  He loves to work with Mom on the campers, and helping Dad work in the shop with farm machinery. Cole launched his own car detailing business this summer and enjoys the research and development that goes into the process! He is a hardworking young man and we couldn't do this without him! 

AUBREY is 13! She really enjoys helping Mom with things in the house and kitchen. This girl knows how to organize and clean! She has a very strong servant -hood personality always looking for ways to be helpful! She enjoys volleyball and basketball! She helps with so much in cleaning and setting up campers. Such a blessing!  

LEXI is 12!  She is so generous and loves to make new friends. Her sweet little smile is contagious. She loves to make us laugh daily.  She loves to play soccer, basketball, trombone and spend time outdoors.  A lover of animals, she's always playing with the dogs. She is also a huge help with cleaning and setting up the campers. Blessed with the best! 

MILO - is our 3 year old pup. He is a teddy-poo he is sweet and a bit sassy, too. He loves to be outside and thinks he is a farm-dog.  We sure do enjoy his company in the evenings. 

ROSIE & HOSS joined our crew this year after Jax crossed the rainbow bridge. They are Australian Shepherds and so very much fun to have around. Only a few months apart makes this puppy stage very interesting! 

As you can see -- our hearts are full. Life on our little acreage is full of adventure.

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