LITTLE People star Matt Roloff has “upset” his sons after announcing he is hiring new workers at the family’s Oregon farm – weeks after telling them they couldn’t buy them.
Matt, who is planning to retire, seeks help at the pumpkin farm after calling Zach and Jeremy, both 32, lazy amid their recent arguments.
And now a source has exclusively told The US Sun that the brothers are upset that their father is hiring new staff and they are no closer to fixing it.
The insider said: “Matt is hiring new workers for the farm so he can focus a little more on himself and finish the new house on the farm.
“He thinks a few extra hands would be ideal. Matt insists he’s not replacing his sons, he’s just making sure everything is taken care of on the farm.
“They’re both mad at him, but that’s been discussed in the past and it’s Matt’s decision to meet her when they start moving forward.”
They added, “He is hiring two to four new full-time employees on the farm who will help Jacob now that he begins to take over from his father.”
Matt recently revealed in an Instagram post that he is looking for new workers and shared a photo with his son Jacob, 25, who now works full-time with him on the farm.
The 60-year-old, who sources say is keen for his youngest to succeed him, told his followers: “Make your CV stand out!”
He continued, “We are immediately hiring strong and reliable employees at Roloff Farms for our world famous pumpkin patch season.
“Duties include: setting up and taking down tents, mowing lawns, pulling weeds, setting up parking lots, moving hay bales and working closely with our farm artist.”
The TLC star added, “Employees must have their own reliable transportation and a good team player attitude.”
Matt included an email address for potential collaborators and captioned his post, “Help us spread the word!”
However, the businessman and family man appeared to turn off comments for his post amid arguments with his sons.
Matt put 16 acres of the farm up for sale for $4 million on May 12, 2022 — and his shock decision led to the family fighting over his decision to give up the land.
The father-of-four was unable to reach a financial agreement with Zach and Jeremy to sell the farm, and they have expressed their feelings about the situation.
Matt’s ex-wife Amy attacked him on the Little People, Big World season finale.
She exploded: “I think you’ve gone insane or something. I don’t know the details of the negotiations with the two guys. For the price it costs, the children cannot afford it.”
Matt replied, “The good news is there are 93 acres for this family.”
Amy fired back: “No, there’s 93 acres for Matt Roloff. It’s not part of the family anymore.”
Zach has only spoken about the rejection on the show, saying his father initially encouraged conversation about him and his wife Tori buying the farm.
He said: “The north side is the 30 acres that my mum and dad shared and the whole thing was weird, he’s starting to make excuses… suddenly my wife and I aren’t good enough to run the farm.
“Whether we don’t have the money or we don’t have the skills … Tori said, ‘It wasn’t cool, I never want to see anyone talk to my husband like that.'”
Zach and Tori are now distancing themselves from the family after moving from Oregon to Washington where they bought a new $1 million home.
Meanwhile, Jeremy’s wife Audrey has spoken out about how disappointed they were at not being able to take over.
“Jer and I have hoped to take over his parents’ farm (or part of it) since he was a kid,” she previously wrote on social media.
“It was something to make him believe it was possible.
“He made it very well known to his family and publicly on television.
“It became a shared dream when we got married and we started working towards it.”
But after trying to buy part of the land in 2020, they were snubbed, and she revealed they are now focusing on other plans for their future.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/6178868/little-people-matt-roloff-upsets-sons-snub-farm/ ‘Little People’ star Matt Roloff ‘upsets’ his sons with major snub as family feuds over $4million Oregon farm