In 2008 we were searching for land in hopes of finding the perfect place to build our homestead. The housing market was bad and there were many bank owned, forclosed homes in our area. On a whim, we decided to look at a few. We printed a photo of the property and we thought, yeah, let's take a look. It was a house that desperately needed some TLC. We arrived to view it on a sunny, fall day and before we even stepped out of the vehicle, we knew it was special. There was something about this small valley, with it's modest creek that touched our hearts. It was decided. This was the place for us.
Not only did the 1920's farmhouse need some work, but the land had not been cared for in many years. We are continually cleaning the property and committing ourselves to our role as land stewards. Every year we fall deeper in love with it. We named our property Silver Creek Springs in honor of the spring fed creek, Silver Creek, which flows through the property.
When we met in 1995, Tony was a bicycle mechanic and I was a young tattoo artist. Our careers in life have stayed the same and evolved simultaneously. Tony became a carpenter in 1998 and on to a tattoo artist in 2005, while always staying passionate about his great love, bicycles. He raced bicycles professionally during these years, with the dream of eventually owning his own bike shop. We're excited to finally have his dream realized, The Creeky Wheel at Silver Creek Springs. I retired my tattoo machine after 27 years in October 2018, and will continue to own and manage my dream studio that I opened in 2003, Crimson Heart Designs in Turtle Lake, WI. A new passion has grown in me, herbalism and botanical skin care. I'm happily immersed in creating medicinal balms and oils from plants grown on our farm and I'm studying for my Master Herbalist Certification.
Sharing all of this with our friends and family has always been exciting and now we'd like to share it with you, too.
We invite you to become part of our journey.
Lisa LeCuyer Kofakis
Owners, Proprietors, Gardeners, Farmers, Artists and silent sport enthusiasts...
We happily wear many hats here at Silver Creek Springs. Lisa & Tony Kofakis
594 4 1/2 Street
Clayton, WI 54004