Welcome to Hickory Hills JackS. My name is Elly Stremsterfer and we are glad you found us. Growing up, my family always had a Jack Russell, the long legged ones. Buck was the first, followed by Minnie Pearl, and Rimshot. When we got married we purchased our first Jack Russell together. Hank was a Parson's Jack and full of energy. He stayed with us through three moves and our daughter being born. When he passed unexpectedly in 2011, it left a big hole in our hearts. We moved into our current home following year and waited to get settled before finding the right Jack Russell to add to our family.
My husband and I started raising Shortie Jacks back in 2013, when we purchased Annie from Russellville Farms in Louisiana. We knew right away that this was the perfect fit for our life. She fit right in and our kids loved her dearly. We love our dogs and puppies so much and look forward to each litter. It is an opportunity to teach our kids responsibility and priorities.
We raise our JackS on our farm in southeast Iowa. We raise commercial cattle as well as commercial and purebred Boer goats. Sydney and Jackson enjoy showing goats. We try and make it too a few shows. With COVID-19, we just didn't get to the shows we normally do. The Iowa State Fair was cancelled as well as many other shows throughout the state. This past year, we made our first trip to show at the Iowa State Fair. The kids worked hard and had a blast...we were exhausted!
A little about Elly
I work three-quarters time as the Youth Director at our church, where I am in charge of all youth activities and lead two Bible Studies. I lead our children's Clover Kid and 4H Groups with close to 65 members, and coach one of the kids' ball teams. I enjoy running, well it keeps me sane. I crossed my 6th marathon finish line in October of 2019 and have starting thinking about my next.
A little about Wade
Wade is a Field Manager for TriOak Foods. He serves on the Farm Bureau Board of Directors, Youth Committee for 4H, and SPPR Committee for our church. He helps coach the kids' ball teams and helps me with Clover Kids Group. Wade is always working on our farm, constantly making improvements.
A little about Sydney
Sydney is 9 years old and is in the 4th grade. She loves school, reading and learning about history and math. Sydney is involved in dance, swimming lessons, guitar lessons, 4H, Sunday School, Kids' Club, softball, volleyball and showing goats. She enjoys spending time with her family, crafts, science experiments and being with friends.
A little about Jackson
Jackson is 7 years old and is in the 1st grade. He loves to learn. Jackson is involved in a variety of activities....Clover Kids, t-ball, swimming lessons, Sunday School, Kids' Club and showing goats. He enjoys riding his bike, playing with cars and spending time in the goat pens. You can find him feeding the dogs, laying with the puppies or drawing.