About Us

We are a family-owned and operated a business here in Eagle Creek, Oregon. We service customers from all over Clackamas and Multnomah counties. We believe in tailoring our business to the needs of our customers. This means that if we don't have what you're looking for, we'll find it for you! We also have a strong focus on supporting our community and local businesses, so we feature locally-made products wherever we can. We've been growing and preserving our own food and raising our own animals for over 20 years and we love to help people get started with their own urban homesteading lifestyle. We provide support and advice for new gardeners and animal owners as well as do-it-yourself solutions and project ideas throughout the store. As part of our commitment to a sustainable lifestyle we stock organic plants, produce, and seeds as well as "green solutions" which are our environmentally-friendly alternatives to chemical pesticides and fertilizers.

Our Staff

Javier

Javier is our warehouse guy. He loads up customers and keeps the warehouse clean and tidy. He loves carpentry so in his spare time between customers he builds things for the store out of our old pallets. You will see all sorts tables, shelves and planters that he has made. A very handy guy.

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Wendy

Wendy is the owner and manager of the store. She has taught middle school science for 25 years and is now pursuing her passion for gardening, producing her own food and raising her own animals. One of her favorite hobbies is to grow cactus and succulents in her greenhouse. She loves to put together cactus bowls and propagate new cactus babies.

Todd

Todd is Wendy’s husband. He is a retired science teacher from Kraxberger Middle School in Gladstone. Here at the store he is in charge of the hay barn. He is an avid gardener and canner. He loves growing his garlic and making garden vegetable stews.

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Caelan

Caelan is Wendy and Todd’s son. He is 19 years old, and is attending Mt. Hood Community College.  He has grown up around gardens and animals. He is quite knowledgeable about our products and plants. His hobbies are card games, music and bugging his older sister.

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Chloe

Chloe is 24 years old and Wendy and Todd’s daughter. She has been working at the store since she was 16 years old, so she is quite familiar with our products. She is a wonderful artist and she is amazing with animals. We call her the “cat whisperer” because of her ability to work with the wild cat population and keep them calm.

Our Animal Crew

Benjamin Frost

Ben is our youngest kitty. He came to us after he was abandoned by his mother. He is quite the moody teenager. Sometimes he wants to cuddle, sometimes he wants to play, and sometimes he wants to sleep! He has no predictable pattern. He is part Maine Coon so he “trills” a lot which is very endearing.

Elvis

Elvis is our rescued guinea pig. He came to us in the middle of winter when a customer found him abandoned in a 5 gallon bucket in the hospital parking lot. He is friendly and loves his treats.

Franklin

Franklin is our pet Russian Tortoise. He is approximately 2 years old. He loves to eat dandelions, roses and any fresh greens I can find on the property.

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Ashes

Ashes is our grandma kitty. She just showed up one day and decided to adopt us. She is very friendly and loves to be petted. She will not hesitate to jump into your lap if you let her. She is quite a rat killer and keeps things in the store safe from those pests. However, coconut covered zingers are her favorite food.

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Rocky

Rocky is a poly-dactyl cat with 13 toes on his front feet. He spends his days playing with Ben and has recently discovered the upstairs where he loves to walk on the railing along the top of the store. What a daredevil!