Entire Family, October 2016
Cornish Heritage Ventures is owned by Richard & Liz Pomeroy. Why the name Cornish Heritage Ventures? We are originally from the county of Cornwall in England so ‘Cornish’ is our ‘Heritage’. The ‘Ventures’ came about as life is definitely an adVENTURE here & we never know what we are going to get into next. Our life is definitely not what some folks would call “normal” but we wouldn’t have it any other way 🙂
At this time we, Richard & Liz have been married for 30 years & have 5 children, a daughter in law and three grandchildren. Our children are Michelle, Michael (married to Jessie), Daniel & Hannah and Caleb with our youngest three children coming to us as babies through adoption. We are a Christian homeschooling family that loves life & with all that is going on around here, boredom is not a word found in our vocabulary! Richard is a licensed Paramedic in the state of Missouri & enjoys working part time on a local ambulance crew. He is also the main person behind our website development and hosting branch of the company, more details of which you can find here.
April 2017 found us selling the farm and becoming full-time RVers! Yes, what a change! Having always said that we would settle down when we moved to a different location but then always getting “itchy” feet we decided that settling down is just not for us. Now when we want to move, we can just hitch up the fifth wheel and move to a new place. Having spent many years farming, we still live a very “down to earth” life & are so very blessed. Yes, we have computers etc. but we focus a lot on bringing our children up to enjoy the simple things of life like the beautiful outdoors. Devotions are a daily part of life including reading missionary stories & memorizing scripture. We cook mainly from scratch & use whole grains, purchase the most natural meat that we can now that we are no longer growing our own & try to live as organically as possible. We hadn’t had television in MANY MANY years but the fifth wheel came with 3! AAGH! No worries, two have never been used and we only use the big one for watching a movie once in a while. I read aloud to the children a lot. It is not uncommon for us to have at least 2-3 books on the go at once. Richard & I homeschool together which is definitely a bonus for me & the children 🙂 During the winter time you will find us playing cards on many evenings. Now that we live on RV parks, the spring and summer bring a lot of “friends” for the kids to play with. They are always excited when someone they have met previously comes back but equally excited to meet new friends.
As mentioned above, 2017 brought a lot of changes to our lives. Not only that but we added a new “friend”! Last May we took what we thought was going to be a cheap holiday to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Oh my, oh my! On the Friday, which just happened to be my birthday, we splashed out and went to Parrot Mountain. Spending a delightful afternoon with all the birds, it wasn’t long before we were discussing the possibility of bringing a bird home with us. Was it to be small or big? Young or slightly more mature? Just to make life interesting and truly add a new dimension to it, we brought home Hovis, a four week old female Scarlet Macaw. Apart from her wings, she had “fluff” and looked like an oven ready chicken on her chest! Once she grew out of her “nest” we had to give up a recliner in order to fit in her large, stainless steel cage. Just like our British accents are a conversation starter many times so is cycling/walking around the RV park with Hovis.
At the end of 2017 two new business opportunities came across our path: 1) Purchase of an additional website building/hosting company that we had actually wanted to purchase two years previously but the farm had not sold at that time so as we were not wanting to go into debt we had to wait 2) Purchase ABC Photo Art, LLC, the company that takes ordinary photos and allows the customer to create their own extraordinary work of art. Let’s just say these two new businesses have been keeping Richard and I truly out of mischief. Never did I dream the time it would take to get ABC up and running! At the time of writing this, we have set up two booths here in Branson and I am finally feeling that I am organized. That is after 3 1/2 months of HARD work! With many thousands of miles under our belt last year, this year we are going to be based in Branson to enable us to keep both booths stocked.
So what do we share with you on our blog? Real life! As you read our blog you will be witness to many stories of family life plus yummy, wholesome recipes that we as a family enjoy etc. In May/June 2013 we had the privilege of going to England for 4 1/2 weeks (our first trip back in over 8 years) & “took” you with us, sharing regular updates & pics of the fantastic places we visited. We have no idea how the future will pan out but you can rest assured that we will share it with you as it happens. We hope you find our blog a place of refreshing reality mixed in with some ‘hard to believe’ adventures.
Enjoy your visit, please come back to “see” us often & do not hesitate to send us a note. We love to hear from our readers.
Richard & Liz