How ‘Fixer Upper’ Star Chip Gaines Likes to ‘Spend Time With God’ on the Farm

by Samantha Whidden

He and his wife Joanna Gaines are very open when it comes to their faith, and in a 2019 interview with Cowboys and Indians, Fixer Upper star Chip Gaines reveals how he likes to spend time with God while working on the farm.

“Out there at the farm, specifically, something about those animals,” the Fixer Upper star shared with the media outlet, “You know, they’re just not respecters of people. They don’t care if you’re a billionaire or you’re barely making the mortgage payment. They poop and pee and kick and scratch at you, just like they do anybody else.”

The Fixer Upper co-host also said there’s something about the farm that evens the playing field. “It’s that time for me to clear my thoughts. I’m a guy of faith, so I like to spend time with God out in those environments. It’s just sort of my comfort zone. If you will. And so, you know, for me, it’s exactly that.”

‘Fixer Upper’ Star Chip Gaines Shares More Details About the Gaines’ Farm

While also chatting with Cowboys and Indians, Fixer Upper co-host Chip Gaines shared more details about the Gaines’ farm. “It has definitely grown. Our acreage has stayed exactly the same. But I didn’t realize about myself that I’m a real animal hoarder.”

The Fixer Upper star also revealed that he and his wife, Joanna Gaines, joked about their hobbies and obsessions. “She’s got this antique and furniture obsession, and I’ve got an animal obsession, and we’re always clashing between who’s got the bigger problem between us. But, man, if I see a stray dog, I want to save it.”

Gaines then recalled when he was at a cattle auction a couple of years ago in Central Texas. There were Highland cows there. “This Highland cow runs through this cattle auction, I’m sitting there, and nobody with a brain is bidding on this thing. So the price just plummets to what essentially is next to nothing. And of course, like an idiot, I raise my hand up and we buy this thing. ”

Gaines then revealed that his kids named the cow, Brittany. “She goes out and just stands in a tank about two-thirds of the day, and then she’ll come back up with the rest of the herd during the evening to cool off. But that’s sort of my deal, man.”

In regards to how he handles unruly weather on the family, Gaines went on to add, “A tornado could blow through, something could happen to the power grid temporarily for a couple of days. In kind of a quirky way, yeah, we’d be able to make it.”