I fell love with this house, it’s people, and the energy flowing through it. Krista and Co. are extremely welcoming and involved in the creation of a sustainable and eco-”friendly” community. Bring your rain boots and an open mind.
~ Madeleine Perlman, New York/Spain
Krista and David were awesome hosts! They have an amazing urban farmhouse happening in the super sweet city of Portland! Not the usual bed and breakfast – better.
~ Katie, Australia
It’s not the practical aspects that make this house so appealing, its the warm, loving interaction of the the family, the kindness and consideration they show each other and their guests. And they have goats, ducks, chickens and bees, how fun is that?
~ Jenny, California
I dare you to come away from your experience at Tierra Soul without being inspired to re-evaluate your own approach to life, food and family!
~ Jennifer & Rich Beauman, Florida
Greetings from our small family – 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.
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 4 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.
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 toward!
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Krista and the Tierra Soul Farm have been published and written about in diverse places from the New York and Seattle Times to Neighborhood Notes and Oregon Humanities Journal.
Here are some highlights:
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