When we moved here in 2001, this farm was raw land. Historically, this was the Garner farm that produced primarily currants and sour cherries. Our processing building is built over the ruins of the old farm house that burned down in the seventies.
The first thing we did when we arrived with our daughter Adri (who was nine months old) was move the Sealand shipping container on to the land. Joe and his uncle Hugh converted it into a living space. We lived there for the next three and a half years while we designed and built the house.
Each year that we have been here we have grown and expanded our garden into what is now a small farm that provides a portion of our income. Joe also works in the polar regions of Alaska and Greenland for the National Science Foundation as an energy engineer. He designs and installs solar and wind systems that power the remote camps where scientists study the climate.