About

Hi, we’re Kendra and Rob Benson and this is a brief history of who we are and why we’ve created this website.

Benson Family (Our Homestead Life)
Benson Family (March 2020)
  • Kendra & Rob met in Florida in 2002
  • Married in 2003
  • Are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • 3 Children
  • Rob was in the mortgage industry from 2003-2009 (bubble burst), started as a loan officer, promoted to branch manager, promoted to Vice President of Sales (7 branch locations)
  • Moved from Florida to Minnesota in 2009
  • Family went completely broke in 2009 (lost everything – big life lesson, wouldn’t change a thing)
  • Created the web development company, Spark Logix Studios in 2010 – Later sold company in 2019.
  • Moved from Minnesota to Colorado in 2012
  • Created blog Our Paleo life in 2013 – Later sold blog in 2019
  • Created local design brand, Horsetooth’d in 2014
  • Purchased home in Colorado foothills and started homesteading on very small property (.5 acre) in 2015
  • Created a nut butter company, Fat Fit Go in 2018
  • Built a commercial kitchen for nut butter production in 2018
  • Opened brick and mortar grocery store, Explorado Market on Nov 3rd, 2018
  • Started creating pre-packaged, low-carb food products in early 2019
  • Increased bakery capacity of low-carb, gluten-free, sugar-free bakery items in early 2019
  • Purchased new homestead property in Colorado mountains (40+ acres) and launched the Our Homestead Life website (was in the plans for years prior to 2020)

This website serves as a journal for us, and hopefully a help to you. See our mistakes and successes…