our story

In 2008, our family moved from the cityscapes of Seattle to the rural countryside of Snohomish. It was a culture shock we intended to experience. Above all else, we wanted to raise our family in a place where our kids could run wild in the grass, get dirty in the mud, climb trees, swim in a river, take care of animals, lay under the stars, understand where food comes from, just be outside, and feel a freedom that only kids can have. We remodeled the old farmhouse and began our long term plan of farm restoration. Not coming from a farming background, we took a crash course in hay production and continued to harvest the hay fields.

In the following year, we bought a small herd of Scottish Highland cattle to reside in the pastures and thus, we began our bovine education. Our dreams expanded into the space we now had and we put in a garden, added ducks and turkeys to our poultry collection, acquired horses, and planted natives everywhere. It became clear that for our farm to be sustainable, diversity was the solution. In 2010, we planted our raspberry patch with the idea that people would come to do the picking and we would sell at our local farmers markets. That is where we are today.

I like to joke that being a farmer is not simple at all. He/she has to know about animals, plants, soil, composting, weather, machinery, carpentry, engineering, the environment, politics, the neighbors, electrical, plumbing, food processing and many other topics. Farming should not be taken lightly. It has been an experience of experimentation, joy and satisfaction, disappointment and futility, growth, never-ending hard work, and enlightenment. What more could you ask for from life?

"It has been an experience of experimentation, joy and satisfaction..."