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Farm Reclamation ~ Part 1

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In 2004, we purchased the original homestead near the Wildwood Falls. The homestead is a 151 acre piece that was settled by the Hunt family in the late 1800s located in Wildwood, Oregon. (The town of Wildwood merged with Culp Creek. When the Culp Creek post office closer, our area became part of Dorena.)

The property surrounds the north side of a local summer swimming hole, Wildwood Falls. We renamed the farm to “Wildwood Falls Ranch” to┬áreflect this well-known landmark.

250barnsThe previous owner of Wildwood Falls Ranch had lived on the property for 11 years. Pete Janelli raised many different animals on the farm from cattle to ostriches.

When we first visited the farm, the front pastures was filled with grazing sheep, and behind the farmhouse and in the back 40 acres were his racehorses. There were 5 stud horses in the area of the coop and barn. (photo right)

Our first step was to clean up the farm and contact the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.
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