The farm is located at around 1200 feet above sea level outside the small town of Cathlamet WA. We live completely off grid, using solar power and a rainwater collection system for water. Our 6 acres includes timber land with Douglas Fir, Hemlock, Cedar and Spruce that provides silvo pasture for our sheep, chickens and turkeys.
There are wild Huckleberry, Blackberry, Salmonberry bushes and Elderberry trees along with Salal and many types of edible mushrooms. Wild Trillium and roses add to the beauty of the forest.
Our growing season is shorter than most so we use greenhouses and row covers to extend it as much as possible. We also share crop a large garden in the Elochoman Valley, minutes away.
We grow only heirloom vegetables that we save seeds from each year and use no pesticides. Our food is not only nutritious but has unbeatable flavor when compared to supermarket vegetables.
Many of the varieties we plant date back over 100 years. Every year we add a new variety for our customers to try along with delicious recipes.
The farm also grows several different types of mints and herbs as well as dye plants for our wool and yarn. Strawberry Mint and Chocolate Mint are two of our favorites which we dry for tea. Old English roses, medicinal plants and many flowers dot the landscape and gardens.
My husband and I came here 6 years ago to retire into a simpler and more sustainable lifestyle and enjoy the land that was once my grandfathers logging oasis.
Its history, its wildlife, its productivity and its serenity make for a wonderful life that we strive to share with our family, friends and community.
HI Everyone! I am the owner of Tall Timbers Farm . My love of animals and farming goes back to my childhood. Both of my parents grew up on farms and even though we were "military brats", we never lived on base and always had a place in the country with vegetable gardens, pigs, chickens, and more. My Mom taught all of us girls how to can ( 4 girls) and preserve everything from vegetables and fruit to meats and soups.
After high school, I moved from N.C. to California and worked with horses training Hunter/Jumpers, showing on the A circuit on the west coast and taught lessons. I also began working at large animal veterinary hospitals then small animal hospitals, which I did for 30 years.
I have 3 children, 2 boys and a girl, and have 6 Grandchildren.
Besides farming, I love to spin wool. rug hook, paint and kayak. My friend Lisa (VooDoo Mama) and I, kayaked and camped all over western N.C. and those are some awesome memories!
I still paint and design patterns and have 14 books published with my designs.
In 2015, I moved to Washington State to my 6 acre timberland and began my own farm.
We made it across country and had a great adventure traveling through the USA. Everywhere we stopped, we were met with kindness!
I grew up in SC; moved to NC in 1985 and now live on Tall Timbers Farm. As long as I can remember, I have been attracted to rocks, plants, animals, trees, basically the outside. Grandfathers and Uncle had farms and remember running barefoot through the corn fields playing with my sister. I have a Great Grandmother who was the "Village Root Doctor" and my father would gather roots for her all hours of the night when the sick would come calling. I've always been interested in "alternative medicine" and understand where my attraction comes from.
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