Soggy Bottom Claimed

 

A small family farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, raising happy animals in a diverse habitat. Our guiding principles dwell at the peaceful intersection of biodynamics and permaculture. We have a highly diverse site (pasture, forest, and wetland), and raise livestock in small family groups (fowl, cows, pigs, and sheep).

Production Practices

We hold ourselves up to the “no weird stuff” pledge started by Vermont’s Sugar Mountain Farm. We use rotational grazing practices and avoid chemicals of any kind.

Grazing, Pasture and Nutrient Management Practices

Animals have access to pasture all year. We currently use a mixture of “free range” and rotation, in which animals have access to a common corridor at all times and have access to various paddocks on a rotation.

For soil management, we do pasture rotation, soil testing, adjusting of minerals available to animals depending on soil testing, and soil amending when possible and feasible.

Environmental Conservation

We have been grant recipients for soil and water enhancement from the Marion Soil Water Conservation District.