Debi and Keith, who initially is from Kearney, lived in Texas for greater than 20 years the place Keith was a plumber and Debi labored for Exxon. When Debi’s mom bought sick in 2010, Debi semi-retired in an effort to look after her mother and to maintain up with the couple’s youngsters.
The Roberts have been attending a member of the family’s marriage ceremony in Nebraska when Debi noticed a chunk of property on the market close to Miller. At one time the constructing had been a retailer within the early 1900s that bought fuel, snacks and drinks, Debi mentioned.
“We drove by this damaged down home with a ‘For Sale’ signal out entrance. I don’t know. I simply made him cease the automotive, and I mentioned, ‘I would like this. We’re shopping for this.’ He mentioned, ‘You might be outdoors your thoughts. I mentioned, ‘No, no that is mine. We’re shopping for it,’” Debi defined.
The Roberts lived in south Texas, and Debi was amazed by the inexperienced, lush panorama of Nebraska. She described it as coming from the black-and-white Kansas to the colourful Ouncesin “The Wizard of Oz.” They didn’t instantly purchase the property, however Debi saved her eye on the true property itemizing on-line. When it was nonetheless in the marketplace over a 12 months later, they have been in a position to go to and purchased it.
Since transferring to Nebraska, the household has been working to revive their residence. They’d about 50 ewes and lambs in 2016 when Debi had a piece accident that severely broken each of her knees. Due to her accidents, she was not bodily in a position to work with the sheep in order that they needed to promote most of their flock. She did hold her greatest rams, they usually have been slowly rebuilding their flock.