Greetings from Eastern Oregon! We managed to uproot our business and our family from the farm in Rickreall during the hottest week of the year. I truly had no idea what a monumental task it would be - so much stuff! If it wasn’t for the parade of family and friends that showed up to pack, haul, and make sure we were hydrated we never could have made it. Or at least with our sanity. The chickens made it safely and have settled in and are laying like crazy. The dogs are adjusting to the new digs. We are too.
So far living in Wallowa county has been pretty dreamy. We have spent many afternoons up at the lake swimming in the cold, clear water. It has been a long time since I have had fresh water as part of my daily reality. My skin seems to crave it. There have been many evenings at the local brew pub under the stars and much laughter on the front porch gazing at the 10,000 foot peaks around us. Now the larch trees are beginning to turn and the maples are aglow. Mornings have already been as low as 25. We have a place to dig in and plant herbs this spring right next to where we live. This fall we are preparing beds for the winter and getting garlic in the ground. We will see what the winter in the mountains entails and figure out how to grow things here. Luckily we have found many farm friends already to guide us. Wild Carrot continues to take us down the road of a marvelous adventure...we feel incredibly fortunate.