The US-based channel Weed em and Reap started in January 2014. The channel is hosted mainly by Danelle Wolford a blogger and aspiring farm girl who lovingly persuaded her husband to buy some goats. They have an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
Farming is not an easy job. It takes a lot of sacrifice, hard work, Patience and years of salary free life to keep it going. Worst, you may need to leave your lifestyle. For Danelle and Kevin, who once dreamed of having a bigger backyard back in 2009 they made a bold move for their kids.
If you are not following her social media accounts yet, you may ask the same question that we‘ve heard, “why a goat?’
We don’t know what’s with the goats, but Danelle seems to fancy them a lot. If you check their channel, you will see that their first video was their kid’s tutorial on “how to milk a goat.”
Weed em and Reap early Years
Back in the year 2009, Danelle suffered from a degenerative disease, and her kids had asthma. She has been searching for the best cure until she sees an article about goats and their benefits.
In the early years, goats were one of the primary agricultural animals that man domesticated. But it was just recently that man found out the benefits of goat’s meat.
It is high in protein and low in saturated fat along with cholesterol.
And this is where it all started.
Danelle convinced her husband Kevin to buy a one-acre urban farm in Phoenix, Arizona to change their lifestyle completely.
Her mission is to heal herself from chronic disease, anxiety and her kids from asthma. The couple found a ranch-style house on one acre of land beautifully surrounded by large trees.
They found it a perfect place for their family. They started fixing the house like wild wonderful couple. When everything was set, they purchased a goat.
Since Danelle is a blogger she started writing about their experiences as a new goat and farm owner.
She once thought that raising goats and managing a farm was easy until she met some challenges. Danelle did a quick comb on the internet.
She was surprised to know that there was only a little information about goat raising and farm management on the internet.
This gives her the opportunity to take her blogs seriously. People started flocking to her site to read her real to life stories about goat ownership.
Her blog views then started climbing up after five years of successful blogging she ventured to YouTube by channel name Weed ’em and Reap.
Weed em and Reap Farm animals
Weed ‘em and reap’s farm was initially designated for raising goats, chickens, ducks, lambs, geese and turkey. And though they are city-born this didn’t stop them from creating a sustainable place for their family.
They learned more about farming, raising animals and organic gardening.
It was a perfect place to put all the theories they learned on properly raising farm animals.
Guess what? The family was able to manage their farm in a desert-like environment successfully. They were able to beat the odds, which ultimately represents their channel name weed ‘em & Reap.
What do weed em and reap mean? (Meaning)
You might wonder how on earth they were able to pull this name out. Their channel name originated from the phrase Read ‘em & weep which is most often used if someone has some advantage.
She thought that the “weed ‘em & Reap” would be perfect for their channel.
This refers to their new life on the farm, where they do all the work from raising the animals to cultivating & harvesting crops.
Danelle then starts ticking off her bucket list, including her dream of owning a farm and waking up with fresh air and organic food for breakfast.
But this was not realized until Danelle suffered from a balance condition and degenerative disc disease back in 2007. Her health and her family’s health made her decide to let go of her lifestyle.
This became her turning point. Indeed, they reaped what they sowed.
They‘ve made an incredible transformation after switching their lifestyle, changing their meals and snacks full of junk to healthy homemade meals.
The whole family was healed.
Her son Ethan’s asthma was cured and they were not quickly afflicted with cold and flu. Plus, she dropped her weight and reveres her chronic disease!
After a couple of months, the family started learning how to cultivate and grow fruits, and veggies in a desert-like climate.
They then started learning how to milk goats and her kids started learning how to pick and harvest vegetables correctly
Oh, by the way, did we mention that they have a pond too? Yes, if they get tired of eating beef wellington, they can get some fresh fish from their pond. A perfect life, isn’t it?
Weed ‘em and reap Net worth
Just like other YouTubers, the couples have multiple sources of income.
Though YouTube comes as one of the significant contributors to their net worth, Danelle also has a blog that generates decent revenue from medivine ads.
Also, they have made partnerships with some brands.
Likewise, the family also runs online merchandise which helps them with an additional financial boost.
As of 2022 weed ‘em and reap has an estimated net worth of $1.1 million.
What kind of goats do weed em and reap have? (Goat names and Breed)
- Luna is the oldest goat on their farm an 11 year old Nubian. They never planned on keeping a Nubian goat but they rescued luna as a one year old from a farm where she was the runt the last one left that nobody wanted.
- Tilly is a 5 years old Nigerian dwarf and they got her as a three month old baby because her mother passed away during labour. When Tilly was a year old she tried jumping over the fence and ended up breaking her leg.
- Willow is a 3.5 year old Nigerian Dwarf and her mom is penny who passed away and was one of the oldest goats on their farm. Willow was actually a singleton which means she didn’t have any siblings and was raised around humans.
- Stella is a 3 year old mini Nubian which means she’s a combination of the Nubian breed and Nigerian breed. She is the daughter of big old Luna.
How old are Lydia and Ethan?
As of now, we don’t have any information about their age but we believe both Lydia and Ethan are below twenty.
Where does weed em and reap live?
Danelle and Kevin along with their two kids live on their one-acre property in Phoenix Arizona.