Fatherhood and Farming: Raising a Family in the Countryside
Life on a farm is incredible. At the height of my career with JLS, I’d travelled all over the world recording music videos, touring, songwriting and enjoying many amazing, life-changing experiences. On home soil, much of my time was spent promoting and performing all over the UK and I could be away from home without a day off for up to three months at a time. When the time came to finally flee the family nest at 24 years old, I knew that living in the countryside was the life for me. I loved the open spaces and the peace and quiet. When I did get that much-coveted day off, there was nothing better to do than go outside and soak up the smells and sounds of the outdoors. (...)
Ace in particular, not only loves getting his hands dirty helping me out but it’s so easy to teach him about where eggs come from and how milk is made, just because he sees farm animals daily. Ace is truly an outdoorsman. If I let him, he’d be with the animals all day! He has taught me that many of the material things we treasure in our lives simply just aren’t that important.
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