About Us


Hello Friends!  My name is Shannon Thompson & if we haven't met before, Welcome to Brave Acre!  

We've been on a journey for the past 10 years towards sustainability, health, & homesteading. Brave acre is the name of our 2 acre smallholding nestled in the heart of the Uwharrie Mountains in a small community called Pee Dee. It's just outside of the town of Mount Gilead in central North Carolina. Our dream is to create a small sustainbale micro-farm that provides food & income for our family as well as education for our community & an opportunity for connection with our neighbors through our local Apothecary Shop.   

There are many reasons we're building this farm but one of the most important is you! My goal is to encourage and inspire you to find the beauty and fulfillment in living a simple and healthy lifestyle.  

We've come to realize that if you just step out in faith, and push past your fear, amazing things start to happen! So, we've decided to be brave & invite you to take this journey with us! We've got big plans...and lots of them! Will you join us as we begin to build & birth our dreams? I'm telling you, God is about to do something amazing!

If you'd like to know more about our journey to becoming Brave Acre, which includes the foreclosure of our home, a 12x12 solar powered cabin & zoning code violations, join us on our YouTube Channel where I re-cap 10 years of our life in less than 20 minutes!