Looking for a good neighbor...to live at the Rainbow Ranch!
Outside urban growth boundary in agricultural lands 45 minutes SW of Portland by motorized vehicle 1 acre with fenced perimeter Smallish paddock w/shelter, electrified fence for small barnyard animals Fire pit Outbuilding w/ concrete slab (brew beer, potting shed, sewing room, man cave, etc...) A fair bit of lawn... B.Y.O.C.T (bring your own chicken tractor, not required) Convenient irrigation system in place
EXISTING VEGETATION Apples (3 varieties) Asian pears (3 varieties) Hazelnuts Almond Crab apples (3) Cherries (2 varieties) Blueberries (3 varieties) Fig Hops (5 varieties) Grapes (2 varieties on arbors) Raspberries Strawberries Day lilies Dandelions Thistle
Oregon Grape Yucca Kinninkinnick Cotoneaster
Hydrangea Daphne Climbing Rose Rhododendron Paeony Fern Hostas Vinca
Trees: Japanese Maple Prunus 'thundercloud' Golden Chain Vine maple Aspen Maple Red Alder Oregon Ash Willow Fir Ponderosa pine Sequoia Blue spruce Hemlock Alaska weeping cedar Hinoki cypress
Property surrounded on two sides by young native tree species Excellent frog habitat Red-tailed hawks Coyotes & deer paths
Good size vegetable garden area that has been overrun with 'weeds'...Excellent candidate for sheet mulching! 10 years ago it was designed and functioned as two sets of eight beds separated by a straw bale chicken house. It has since been neglected and needs someone to love and care for it once again.
HOME: 2400? sq. ft 3 Bdrm 2 Bath Bright, sunny mornings in living room Open floor plan New wood stove (installed 2 years ago) Heat pump Utility room Laminate floors except for carpeted bedrooms
1 year lease preferred $1300/month
The grounds require work to maintain but they can give handsomely. We ask that you take care of the place and pay rent on time and in full every month.
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SOME OF OUR QUALITIES Mushroom cultivator, knitter, radical homemaker, kitchen witch, internet radio dj, Great pyrenese puppy, Merlin the super dog, flock of chickens averaging 12 eggs a day this week, two pygora (pygmy angora) goats whose fiber is not currently being utilized except to keep them warm and their best friend Budleia the rescued llama. Games of darts and music in The Soup Caves Dexter cow(s), providing fresh raw milk, cream and beef are likely in our future This spring we also intend to acquire a swarm of honey bees and begin that adventure. Let's coordinate our garden plans, work towards major seed saving and growing as much of our own food on site as possible, trading our excesses, and make life richer for all involved.
NEIGHBORHOOD South Store Cafe is about a 2 minute walk (at most) for soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries (the strawberry shortcake is AMAZING in season) and Stumptown espresso. Just try to resist. http://southstorecafe.com/
Gotter Prairie Natural Area is a 170 acre wetland restoration project. Walk 5 minutes and you are there. http://www.tualatinriverkeepers.org/restoration.html