Welcome! My name is Betsy and I grew up on my family’s farm in rural western Washington state. After getting married in 2010 I moved next door to my family’s farm. After spending the past six years as a teacher and a substitute teacher, I have changed career pathways and am working full time on the farm. Mostly doing office work, I know, not as romantic as working on a farm sounds, but I leave most of the dirty work to the boys! My husband, Kyle and I love the outdoors. He lives for the first two weeks of September, which is archery elk season. I live for summer, which is camping and scouting season! In the past few years I have developed an interest in living off the farm more than I did growing up. Although our farm is mainly a tree farm, we also host weddings, hayrides to the pumpkin patch and do school programs. My parents and I have been experimenting with gardening, canning, drying, and freezing. I am by no means an expert, but am enjoying learning how to live off the land, so to speak and become a little more self sufficient. I hope you’ll enjoy taking this journey with me.