Early pictures show the property covered in apple orchard and home to a 200-head herd of sheep. 

 1970s

1970s

Owned for 50 years by Inga and Bill Groom, the property was known locally as “the old sheep ranch" in Loma Mar. Before the Grooms, the photo below from the '30's show a barn and lumber mill on the South East corner. Sadly that pretty structure is long since gone.

In 1999 this little hamlet in the redwood forest became ours and we slowly began restoring the old farmhouse and three cabins that remained. 

 1930s

1930s

And just to keep things lively... in 2010 we began the farm, bringing in our first layers and planting veggies and berries for ourselves and a bit extra to share with our community.  

Our farm is forever in flux, maybe all farms are? These days we are focusing on our dinky milk goats and our laying ladies. Buy delicious farm fresh eggs or see our animals-for-sale page if you are considering a friendly farm friend for your homestead!