About Us

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I’ve included as many pictures of us as I could find because, admit it, we are cute! LOL! Just kidding (sort of)!

We (Caroline and Dan) moved to Oregon from Connecticut in January 2014. We decided to move here on a whim. Not really any plan or jobs, just packed up and headed west. And, although, we miss our friends and family back east we absolutely love it here and will never leave.

When we got here we rented a house in Tigard (southwest of Portland). Initially, Dan was still working from home for his CT company and I was looking for an accounting job. Then in May 2014 he got a job working in Hillsboro, Oregon and I tried to start up my nutrition business. The nutrition business failed and I now have an accounting job in Cornelius, Oregon.

In September I happened to be looking on Craigslist and I found an ad for an awesome house in Gaston (about 1/2 hour west of our Tigard house) with close to three acres. I became obsessed. I told Dan and he said no, we were in no position to purchase a house. But I was relentless and we eventually settled all our concerns and we moved in late November 2014.

We started our mini farm immediately by purchasing 8 baby chicks on Christmas Eve and Dan built them an awesome coop/run.

Soon after that we decided to get alpacas (see alpaca page) and the latest animals we are going to be adding are blackbelly sheep. We are hoping that the animals will provide us eggs, fiber, and some income to help us support them. I am learning to spin yarn and knit.

Dan has been back to brewing beer and I will be dabbling in soap-making.

 

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5 thoughts on “About Us

    1. Hi Jake, sorry it took so long to reply. I have 3 pregnant ewes right now but 3 ewe lambs are sold already. I will send you an email when the lambs are born. Thanks for your interest!
      Caroline

  1. Hi Caroline, my name is Dan Yoes. My wife and I are looking to buy a couple of blackbelly rams, ideally Americans but Barbados would work fine too. I have owned four different blackbellies over a period of about 15 years and loved having them. My main reason for having them was to clear the property of blackberries, ivy and whatever else grows here. We live in Tigard on three wooded acres so the environment for the sheep is ideal and we had very good luck with them. We have always had rams and would really like to do so again. Our first two were brothers and that was the best combination we have had so, again ideally, would love to have the same setup as before. I don’t know if you have or will have any sheep available in the near future but would love to find out. Thanks Caroline, I enjoyed your story of moving and setting up here in Oregon, very cute.

    1. Hi Dan,
      I currently have one wether for sale but should have more lambs in May/June. Registered sheep (rams/ewes) are $250 each or unregistered wethers are $125 each. You are welcome to come visit my little farm any time, although it is quite muddy at the moment 🙂 Thank you for your interest and Happy New Year!

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