The latest season of Little People, Big World may be over, but we’re still left with plenty of questions after the finale. Amy Roloff’s decision regarding what to do with her half of Roloff Farms post-divorce from Matt Roloff was a huge plot point. And while many fans begged Amy not to give up her property, she ultimately decided that selling her portion to Matt was the best way for her to move forward from her failed marriage.
While Matt discussed getting rid of Roloff Farms altogether, it looks like he’s still holding on to the property and sharing memories with his grandson, Jackson, according to Instagram. But one photo and caption from Matt has fans worried about Jackson’s safety due to a past accident.
Matt is still working on and maintaining Roloff Farms after the latest farm drama
When Amy decided to sell her portion of Roloff Farms to Matt at the end of the latest season of the show, many were concerned that Matt would sell the farm altogether. He’s discussed the option in the past, too, as the farm requires a ton of upkeep. “There’s part of me that wants to keep the farm and build a house that suits me, but part of me just wants to sell the farm and liquidate it and move on. It’s a burden,” In Touch Weekly reminds us he once said.
So far, it looks like Matt is holding on to his property, however. And he even further explained what’s going on with the buyout option Amy chose on an Instagram post. “I have chosen to buy (and Amy has chosen to sell) me only one side of the farm At this time.. Not the original farmstead … not the side with the pumpkin patch or her house.. for now she is only selling me her partial share of ownership in the side (DW) that I live on [sic],” he wrote. He then went on to explain that when Amy’s ready to leave her home completely and move on, they’ll work together to sell her side of the property.
He posted this photo of his grandson, Jackson, helping out
Roloff Farms is as iconic as the show itself, and fans made it known they didn’t want the Roloff family to get rid of the property altogether. While we’re not totally sure what the future holds for the farm, it is clear that Matt’s grandson, Jackson, adores the farm, too. Matt frequently features Zach Roloff’s son on his Instagram — and fans absolutely love how adorable the 2-year-old looks overseeing the property.
Recently, Matt posted this photo of Jackson “coming out to help grandpa… Finish design and build the most exciting fantastical project on Roloff Farm since the Trebuchet [sic].” And before that, Matt posted a video of Jackson walking around the farm with a serious look on his face. “That’s the face of the next farm owner …watch out Matt …. strategy move,” a follower commented on the video.
Fans are telling Matt to be careful because of what happened to Jacob Roloff
Fans love that Matt and Jackson have such a close relationship, but they also want Matt to be wary after he posted the first photo of Jackson. “Just be careful…remember what happened to Jacob,” one fan commented. Another fan went on to explain, “back when Jacob was small, about 10/11 Matt had the trebuchet built that launched pumpkins. It snapped and almost killed Jacob and his friend Mike. Its still on the farm, but he never got it to work properly [sic].”
According to The Oregonian, when Jacob, Matt’s youngest son, was just 9 years old, he and 58-year-old family friend, Mike Detjen, were injured by the Roloff Farm’s trebuchet when it prematurely fired. “The machine’s 2,000-pound concrete counterweight dented Roloff’s skull, requiring surgery, and repeatedly struck Detjen, a retired Beaverton engineer who needed 200-plus stitches,” the report continued. As Matt said at the time, “We’re not sure what went wrong Saturday. Jacob was cocking the trebuchet, and Mike was putting a pumpkin in the sling, when the machine fired.”
Matt mentioned the trebuchet in his post of Jackson, which had fans worried. We’re sure he’s learned from the past, however, and will keep his grandson safe.
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