"We wanted to say a BIG thanks for walking our land with us and giving us so much information, tips, and suggestions.You guys really blessed us! To us, it was priceless to glean so much from you all so quickly. Plus, it is so empowering to feel like we have a 'do-able' plan now. Just want to say a quick thanks! Hope you will stop by when your in Iowa again."
-Karl and Marcie F. Iowa
"Real Life Consulting has been essential for us as we look to transition from urban professional life to sustainable farming. The team has been available at any time, providing us answers to key questions on farming approach, economic insights and perspectives, and how to actually approach this new lifestyle. Even more valuable has been the ideas RLC has inspired without being asked; drawing from their decades of experience, they patiently identified vital opportunities and liabilities we never would have expected to experience without them. Simply put, we're on our path, securely and sustainably, thanks to RLC." -Patrick S. Maryland
"My name is Sheri H. I am a mother of 4 and grand mother of 1. My husband and I work full time in the medical field. We have a very busy household with active children that participate in some type of practice 7 days a week. My children and my husband all have had various health issues. My husband is a cancer survivor, my oldest son has had hypertension since he was 14 yrs old and is monitored for aortic valve disease. My daughter has a gluten allergy and recently had a benign tumor removed from her spine. My youngest son had pneumonia multiple times, RSV and absent seizures as an infant. I have recently been diagnosed with adult ADD. After taking a step back and looking at our dietary intake, I knew there had to be a better way. The quick processed meals were getting old. I thought about the options for homemade cleaners to cut out the chemicals in my house. All of the sudden, I was entering a new world. I emailed Mike and Barb Haigwood for some advice. A simple email took me into a new journey. We spoke on the phone and decided to meet for some "education" on this new way of life. I am usually "all or nothing" kind of gal, but Barb kept me grounded and made sure that I understood that this could be done in baby steps as to not get so overwhelmed. I am starting small and have hopes of my pantry to be full of healthy choices. I have changed my way of cooking. I am reading labels religiously. The passion that Mike and Barb have for this way of life just pours out while they are speaking of the benefits. I did not just learn the changes to make but I learned why I needed to make the changes. I would recommend anyone looking to make some of these changes to consult with the Haigwood's. It really has changed our way of thinking about what we put into our bodies. After all, I do believe, we are what we eat!!!! "
-Sheri H. Maryland