A diary, of sorts, to chronicle the similarities and differences of homesteading on a 1881 farm, in present day. Our farm is located in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River Gorge. Our goal is to be as self-sufficient as possible. We rotationally graze our beef cattle, and raise most of our own food, use wood from our woodlot for heat, and maintain our own watershed, using a hydraulic rams for water delivery. Truly the best of both worlds!
While this blog may contain some humorous posts, we are dead serious about quality of the food we raise for our family and our meat customers. We just try to see the entertaining side of country living and farm life.
180 acres: 40 pasture, 140 forest
elevation: 1376 ft
annual rainfall: 90 to 110 inches
location: Cascade foothills, western slope
cattle breeds: beef – Hereford, dairy – Guernsey
dogs: Australian Shepherd
Things we’re interested in: living the simple life, Biodynamics, rotational grazing, permaculture, vegetable gardening, seed saving, homeopathy, hydraulic rams, sustainable logging, self sufficiency, small scale organic farming, blacksmithing, hand quilting, hand embroidery, unschooling, and homesteading…