Wilson Tulip Farm

My family owned a 40 acre farm at the corner of 170th and Baseline in Beaverton, Oregon for almost 90 years. In that time we sold everything from turkeys to corn to tulips. Three generations of our family grew up there chasing pheasants, raising animals and shelling peas. Our people were born and have died…

Time to order seeds!

If you have ever spent a cold February afternoon pouring over a newly arrived seed catalog… you probably don’t need to read this post 😉  If you have been looking at your yard and refrigerator the past few weeks and thinking, “You know, I’d like to pick a fresh tomato from my own yard this…

Never too early to start your garden

Fall is all around us here in small town Independence!  The leaves are about halfway down and there is a chill in the air.  The chickens have been molting so they are mostly bald.  The cats have come indoors to snuggle by the fireplace.  It’s my favorite time of the year because it a time…