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. 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 herbs– in commercial-sized greenhouses, bordered by an heirloom apple orchard, huge gardens, and a greenhouse full of winter vegetables we grow for our family’s needs. We want to share our journey and our hard-won experience with you. We hope this blog is partly a diary of our days, but mostly a means to connect with other kindred spirits–like you. Enjoy!