Cassie and Eric Lockwood
Cassie and Eric Lockwood

Failed crops leads to business opportunity

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Cassie already lived out in the country and it didn’t take me long to follow suit.

Actually; I believe within two months we were living together in Azle, Tx. As soon as I got back to life in a rural area, I felt at peace again. I knew right away that this was the beginning of something more amazing than I had ever imagined. 

After working hard, we purchased our first home in 2013. At the time, we had 2 boys and life was getting busy, to say the least. We had our third baby boy shortly after. Our little family was finally complete. During this time, Cassie and I fell in love with gardening and started growing a wide variety of veggies and greens. We even started our own flock of chickens the year we bought our home. 

The passion for farming grew larger as we continued to live our country life. Before we knew it, we were looking to get into some property. We longed for the opportunity to have an actual farm and to work our land. Our first home finally sold and we purchased our dream property where we started a goat farm. Cassie and I knew instantly that we would name it after our boys; 3HFarmstx. The 3H stood for Hunter, Henry, and Harrison; we also wanted to specify that we were in the great state of Texas. 

It didn’t take long before we realized that farming and agriculture is HARD WORK! We worked endless hours, 7 days a week, rain or shine to maintain our goat farm. I was still at my regular job, which was taking most of my time, and caring for our boys, which took most of Cassie’s time. 

We were motivated to have a fullfledged farm, but failed at growing our food in the ground. The animals and bugs killed our vegetables and my wife and I started learning about Aquaponics. We built a system to grow our food, however, a big green house costs a lot of money. 

We had goat’s milk running out of our ears but no license to sell it. Cassie and I tried a goat’s milk soap bar from a Farmer’s market once to help with the boys and her sensitive skin and eczema. It really helped soothed their irritated skin and she decided to learn how to make her own. After talking with her parents about her idea, Cassie found out that her great grandmother made soap in her own bathtub at home! Her Dad remembered some of the ingredients and said it was the best soap he had ever used. 

We were motivated to have a full-fledge farm, but failed at growingour food in the ground. the animals and bugs killed our vegetables...

We realized we needed to get a business mindset

Q. How did you become a Badass? Don’t be Humble Unleash!!! 

 

Our parents showed us every single day that hard work and determination would get us to the level of success that we desired. We both really took that to heart, so Cassie and I have a work ethic that is second to none. 

 

Q. What has been your greatest failure? 

 

My greatest failure was not reaching the level of success that I strive for before my father passed. I really wanted to show him that I could do it and that he raised a man that was capable of great things. Cassie’s greatest failure is feeling as though she wasted a portion of her early adult age on not reaching for the goals that should have been set. 

 

 

Q. What are your likes and dislikes around common things? Such as music, whether pineapple belongs on your pizza, etc. 

 

Likes: Fishing, camping, taking care of our farm animals, trying new restaurants, having adventures with our boys, traveling, going to the beach, country music, rock, classic rock, some rap, tacos, any type of pizza that does not have anchovies, monster energy drinks, being a smartass. Dislikes: Liver, conformity, negativity, not sleeping, sour cream, sour kraut, anything pickled, pickles, patchouli, poison ivy, smashed bread, our pond not having water, driving in inclement weather, not being a billionaire, not catching fish, anchovies/sardines. 

 

 

 

Q. What motivates you to keep moving forward when you face an obstacle? 

Our children 

 

Q. What do you do for fun? 

 

Fish, Camp, visit the ocean. 

 

Q. What do you do and how can you potentially help another person in the group? 

 

We make homemade goats milk soap and also offer a variety of handyman services, farm services, and fabrication services. We also build custom aquaponics systems. We could help others in the group by offering any of these services. Our soaps really help a lot of people with skin issues, such as, eczema, psoriasis, dry and itchy skin, itchy skin from bug bites, poison ivy and sumac, and skin needing exfoliation. 

Q. What motivates you to keep moving forward when you face an obstacle? 

 Our children 

 

Q. What do you do for fun? 

 

Fish, Camp, visit the ocean. 

 

Q. What do you do and how can you potentially help another person in the group? 

 

 

We make homemade goats milk soap and also offer a variety of handyman services, farm services, and fabrication services. We also build custom aquaponics systems. We could help others in the group by offering any of these services. Our soaps really help a lot of people with skin issues, such as, eczema, psoriasis, dry and itchy skin, itchy skin from bug bites, poison ivy and sumac, and skin needing exfoliation. ce of content

Our Parents showed us every single day that hard work and determination would get us to the level of success that we desired.