Our New Place

In 2020, we pooled some family resources to purchase a 10-acre property just south of Elma, Washington.  Situated at the end of a rural road and surrounded by State DNR forest land, this small farm comprises level and sloping pastures, a large barn, and a small horse arena.   Within five years, we plan to establish a carbon neutral micro farm that produces not only food, but most or all of its own electricity via solar and wind generation.  There is a two-story house with a separate guest suite, and my father’s new house next door is nearing the end of construction.

Hesselridge Farm is ideal for large-ish outdoor gatherings, and the house has a large covered upper deck and plenty of room for guests in inclement weather.  For our upcoming party, we’ll have lots of options:

    • Free booze!  We will provide copious amounts of decent beer and wine.  We also have a fairly well stocked bar.
    • Beyond BBQ–our meatless grill will be serving up plenty of burgers, dogs, and brats!
    • Meatless Potluck–we ask that you bring a meatless snack or side dish to share.  Please be sure to bring an ingredients list for those who may have food sensitivities.
    • Yard Games (cornhole, bocce, etc.)
    • Disc Golf–we have four disc golf targets on the property that we can move around and set up a mini-course!
    • Great camping spots, for those who want to pitch a tent
    • Fire pit–should things last into the wee hours
    • Plenty of indoor crash space
    • Forest trail hikes right behind the house
    • Drum circle, anyone?  It’s pretty remote out here….  We have drums!
    • Lots of musical instruments lying around
    • Rocking chairs and nice views

 

Check out the map for help with directions…