Lightning cracks open the clouds. The moon covers the sun. Crazy stuff like from the movie This Is The End starts going down in real life. We’re talking Book of Revelation-level cataclysm. What’s the plan? You can’t go to James Franco’s mansion bunker. The next best thing is probably
Okay, Ronda and Trav aren’t exactly doomsday preppers, but that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t be prepared. Blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of watermelon lime water went into the massive construction of this ranch. Most of it pulled up from the dirt on their own backs.
“We’re creating a home together. We want to have that pride from creating it with our own bare hands, you know,” Ronda said. “Like, I enjoy this stuff. Why would I pay somebody else to do something that I like to do?”
This place is their present and future, built the old school way. Ronda dug up dead wood and planted vegetables. Travis spent days and days laying bright green sod on dusty red hills. It looked like they were terraforming Mars.
“It’s just one step into being entirely self-sufficient and create a sustainable property of our own,” Ronda said. “It’s like our apocalypse training wheels. At least that’s how I like to think about it. It makes it exciting.”
Everything is built now and populated with tons of animals each complete with their own stories, but that doesn’t stop them from looking at the property and always imagining what can come next. It’s nice to have a house for when the world ends, but it’s even better to have a home while you wait for it.
Dive into the lives of just one of the animals now populating