Hi – My name is Christina,
Welcome to my humble digital abode (ahem… blog) where I share my families farming and homesteading adventure in the ever-abundant Willamette Valley (Oregon) while sharing tips, inspiration and motivation to get out there and get er’ done.
It all began 7 years ago, (Back home in California) with a desire to run a Market Garden & Farm. We had some fun, made a lot of mistakes and two kids and a cow later we realized that there was no way we could ever afford to live our dream (or even make it a possibility) in our ritzy hometown of Healdsburg. So we hunkered down and began the big search. Fast forward to year 9 and we landed just outside of Eugene, Oregon on a very rural (but reasonable) farm.
Along the way, we took on the care of my aging grandparents (enabling my grandfather to pass away in his home July 25th, 2015), and joined forces with David’s mother to make this multi residential farm a possibility.
The Humble Homestead, formerly known as The Dirt Patch was launched in August of 2016 when we purchased our new home….all 43 acres of it!
We run a Market Garden & CSA (Humble Farm & CSA), I teach Tinkergarten Forest Based Classes to Preschoolers all while pursuing my bachelors (then on to masters) in Agricultural Sciences and wrangling my two kids and ever increasing farm menagerie. We breed Black Copper Maran Chickens–layers of beautiful dark chocolate brown eggs, milk Jersey cows, raise Red Angus and Hereford beef cows, milk goats, ducks, bees, pigs and whatever other farm animals I can get my hands on.
We’re just a multi-generational bunch of hippies living life slowly and to its fullest and we hope you join us for the ride as we plant, harvest, can and find joy living intentionally.