Welcome to The Little Brown House Herbary

I’m so glad you came!  Pull up a chair, I’ll get you a nice cup of tea, and let’s talk about making a home.  Here’s my home–a 100 year-old farmhouse that my husband and I bought 9 years ago.  Of course, it looked nothing like this then.  We were determined that we could save something that we knew had originally been built with integrity and workmanship, a house that had sheltered generations of the same family.  And the fallow ground this farmhouse sat on?  We dreamed it could be vital and beautiful again, feeding our family, nourishing our souls.  And so we embarked on the adventure of our lives…



About The Herb Lady

Welcome! We live on a beautiful little farm in rural Oregon. "Home" is a 100 year-old farmhouse, made of tongue and groove old growth cedar walls one foot thick. And yes, it's brown. But the real Little Brown House is a log cabin on our property built by Sam Barlow, who traveled across this great continent on the Oregon Trail in the mid-1800s. We look out the same window he looked out, we run our hands along bunks made of hand-hewn wood, as he might have done. We keep our home-canned goodies in the cool, near-darkness on the shelves of that cabin, much as folks have done for the past 150 years. It's a great place to store our root vegetables, and our well-worn gardening tools. We grow herbs--culinary, medicinal and tea--in commercial-sized greenhouses, which are bordered by an heirloom apple orchard, enormous gardens and pastures, and a greenhouse devoted to winter crops for our family's use. This blog is partly a diary of our days and a way to share our hard-won experience... but mostly it's a means to connect with other kindred spirits, like you. Enjoy!
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One Response to Welcome to The Little Brown House Herbary

  1. Hey you did it! Nice first post. Looking forward to what comes next.

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