The farm was homesteaded in 1862 but the current farm house not built until 1895. There have only been three owners for the property which has both pasture and timber with two creeks running Read more...
The farm was homesteaded in 1862 but the current farm house not built until 1895. There have only been three owners for the property which has both pasture and timber with two creeks running through it. Much of the property is fed by a spring. Pastures are cross-fenced and there are hiking and biking trails (including loads of old logging roads) into the hills that surround the farm. We are on a dead-end road so there is little other than local traffic and the area surrounding is largely forested (thus there is logging).
The Honey Grove Creek flowing through the farm is a salmon-spawning creek so November and December are like a National Geographic film, although in terms of mud and light this is the least hospitable time to visit the farm. We lamb in spring; have full gardens in summer; the orchards are filled with fruit early fall; winter we may have snow but more likely rain.
Alsea Falls and Mary's Peak are in close proximity to the farm with lots of mountain bike trails and beautiful natural areas. The Atlantic Ocean is an hour west as you follow the curving Alsea River (known for its great Steelhead fishing) to the coast. Stars are bright on a clear night and you will hear the frogs in spring and the owls most of the time. Life is generally peaceful and relaxed on the farm and you can participate (or not) in chores, mostly dealing with the livestock. Oh, yeah, and fresh eggs from the chicken coop!