Category: Salem, Oregon

The Starting Point

The Starting Point

Food should be free, and it is when you grow it yourself. Even better is when your neighbors also grow food and everyone can share in the bounty.   My husband Paul and I moved to Salem, OR from Southern California in September of 2016, and purchased a home on a 1/4 acre. That’s a […]

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Welcome to Home Grown

Welcome to Home Grown

My husband and I moved to Salem Oregon from Long Beach, CA in late 2016 because we longed for a different lifestyle. We loved Southern California, where we were both born and raised, but as we got older, we started wanting things we could never have in Los Angeles. We longed for open green space, […]

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Things I’ve noticed about living in Oregon that are different from living in Southern California

Things I’ve noticed about living in Oregon that are different from living in Southern California

Moving to another state is scary for anyone, especially when its really different from the state you’re leaving. I was born and raised in southern California so my frame of reference was really narrow. Sun, more sun, drought, beaches, surfing, all foods available all year around, lots of citrus and every restaurant delivers. There is […]

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First Hike of the Season

First Hike of the Season

I’m still pretty new to Oregon, and until this past weekend I hadn’t been out hiking in any of the countless beautiful and scenic areas in this amazing state. A friend suggested a hike at Cone Peak, which is east of Iron Mountain in the old Cascades. It’s about a 2 hour drive from south […]

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