Red aka Mike: March 1st, 1966 was the greatest day in my parents lives. From then on it went straight down hill. I was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. Graduated from Central Catholic High School as a very average student. Joined the U.S. Army on July 11th, 1984. I trained and became a 31M. I was going to be an MP, but my recruiter failed to mention that I was a bit too short to qualify. During my second tour to Germany is when I met Stone. We have remained best of friends ever since. After two failed marriages, an embarrassingly long series of jobs, and twenty plus years, I took Stone up on his offer for me to move to Montana. I have a daughter, back in Ohio, who has provided me with a wonderful grandson. There is another grandchild on the way. I’m hoping for a girl. (On May 21st, 2012, my granddaughter was born) I am a disabled Vet. I have shit for knees and a lovely case of PTSD. That final piece of the jigsaw puzzle of my life makes living in the country preferable to being around a large number of people.
I’m Stone, without a “d”, and I am just a tad older than Red. I had a pretty good upbringing in the country, although I didn’t know it at the time. Between my dad’s Navy career and my many years in the Army, I’ve seen a lot of places around the world and Crippled Creek Micro Farm is exactly where I want to be.
Married a couple times, a few kids, disabled from various incidents in the military which now makes it very difficult to do this work, but we get it done anyway!
There isn’t really much I want to share other than I absolutely love being independent and living off the land, while also taking care of it & sharing this with my brother, Red.