and often offers suggestions for new equipment designs and building projects.
Although his calling may never be in the
area of farming, the experience Zechariah
is having in seeing his dad in action is
preparing him, in a way like no other could,
to be a man, husband, and father some day.
What a remarkable testimony to a young
boy to witness his father depend on the
Lord for good weather (through prayer and
faithfulness), wisdom in business decisions, gentleness and kindness in dealing
with customers, perseverance in the hard
work of farming, and peace in knowing
that God is sovereign in all things.
Let us not forget about little Joshua, 4.
He is diligent in learning to count as he
gathers the eggs each day. Like his older
brother, he stretches his little legs as far as
he can to walk right in his daddy’s footsteps. In the midst of all this, his invincible
spirit keeps us all on our toes as he takes on
any job he takes a notion to—in spite of his
size, age, or strength.
We are truly blessed as a family and are
now enjoying the opportunity to bring
other homeschoolers into our fold as young
entrepreneurs. Visit our website at
www.doubleofarms.com to see what
Mikael, 13, has been able to do with his
own dreams of being a website developer.
With a definite yes, the Oaks family
believes that small family farms still
impact our mega-sized world in a huge
way, one touched life at a time.
Dawn Oaks lives in central Kentucky with her
husband Gary and their four children. Dawn
also enjoys reading writing and is working on
her doctorate in naturopathic medicine. A major
focus of their home is “doing things the way
God designed them to be, ” whether in homeschooling, farming, or providing for their
family’s health care. For more information about
their farm, please visit their website at