- Published: Thursday, December 18 2014 14:49
- Written by Kathy Olivarez
The Schalk family, including parents Brian and Mary and their three younger sons, Caleb, Matthew and Joseph have adopted a simpler lifestyle.
Four years ago, they decided to downsize their home and upsize their land. Moving to Santa Monica, about 30 miles north of Harlingen, they purchased a 100-acre homestead – Grace Heritage Ranch. Here they raise animals and provide most of their organically grown food supply. They live off the land for most of their needs.