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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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 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 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.