Greetings from our small family, our own little mountain range you could say – mama, papa and two little ones – well not so little anymore! Since 2005, we have tended goats, ducks (including the famous Hettie Quackers), chickens, bees and an expanding fruit, flower, herb and vegetable garden based on permaculture principles. In 2015, we began our focus on honey bee-keeping and creating a bee sanctuary of our small urban farm. We also welcomed two Russian Blues, Piper and Momo, and a little Chihuahua named Papalotl to our family in 2016. We have appeared in the media in diverse places from the New York and Seattle Times to Neighborhood Notes and Oregon Humanities Journal.
Beyond all this, we are still in our dreaming/moving/building phase.
We invite you to explore this site to learn more about what we are working on / toward!
Better yet, sign-up for our newsletter and you'll never miss an update or special!
In early 2020, we moved from Portland, Oregon, to Magdalena, New Mexico and began getting to know this precious little town nestled in the mountains. We currently have 3 sanctuary horses, 7-20 dairy/meat goats, 20-ish laying hens, 3 sweet livestock protector dogs, 1 adorable puppy, our beloved teacup chihuahua Papalotl and . . . um . . . 9 (yes NINE!) most excellent feline mousers who sleep with us at night. We also recently added a bunch of bee hives, some piggies, and a family cow.
Revista Paula, Santiago, Chile, 2014, Portland, la ciudad foodie. Read More
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimern, 2013. Watch a clip of the show - we are featured 3.4 minutes into this video clip. Watch Now
Backyard Roots by Lori Eanes, 2013: One of 15 Urban Farms featured in this down to earth, inspiring, edition. Chock full of beautiful photographs. See More
Gnowfglins Traditional Cooking School, 2013, Gnowfglins Farm Tour. I don’t know how you make every day things look so beautiful! Your farm and guest house are breathtaking (oh, did I use that word again?) Read More
Nourishing Our Children, 2012, Is Your Raw Milk is Safe?. Read More
Triple Pundit, People, Planet, Profit, 2011, Goats Become Latest Battle Over Urban Animal Raising. Read More
New York Times, 2010, Fresh Goat Milk. Read More
Neighborhood Notes, 2010, Seasoned Veterans, Portlands Urban Farming Gurus. Read More
The Oregonian, 2008, Keeping Goats Safe. Read More
Bon Appetit Magazine, 2006, Over the River . . . Read More
Oregon Humanities, 2005, Cereal, Crêpes, and Citizenship. Read More