Early pictures show the property covered in apple orchard and home to a 200-head herd of sheep.
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 now.
In 1999 this little hamlet in the redwood forest became ours and we slowly began restoring the old farmhouse and three cabins that remained.
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. We mowed our meadow with miniature dairy cows, sheep and raised a few batches of pigs. 6 years later, with a few farming years behind us now, we've trimmed our farming efforts substantially. We found new homes for our dearly-loved mini cows, as we are focusing efforts on our egg sales and tending to our much-loved miniature dairy goats. Buy delicious farm fresh eggs or see our animals-for-sale page if you are considering a friendly farm friend for your homestead!