westward bound

The time has finally come.

Taylor and I have an announcement……

No. We are not having a baby.  We are having a farm! Our own farm. 3000 miles away from Hutchins Farm.  We are terrified!

The above photo is the view we have from our new farm (Tumbleweed!) in Hood River, Oregon.

Needless to say, we are scared, nervous, and ready to jump out of our skin with excitement.  All of these emotions have caused us to be extremely emotional over the past few weeks.  We head west in 7 days.

Those of you who have been following our farm journey for the last two years must think we are crazy to leave Hutchins Farm.  And guess what, you are probably right.  We are leaving an amazing place.

Hutchins Farm is where Taylor and I fell in love with farming.  The good, the bad, and definitely the ugly side of it all. The tears, blood, and endless curse words have been worth every moment though.

Hutchins Farm has sparked a fire in us.  We will be forever grateful to this special place for showing us what farming is all about.  We now have the confidence to go out into the farm world on our own and see what we are made of.

For those of you who have followed us since the beginning and have continued to read the blog day in and day out I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  Your support and encouraging comments mean the world to me.  The blog will continue and I hope you all follow us along into this next chapter.

Look out Oregon, here we come!

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40 Responses to westward bound

  1. Oh my GOSH! That is so exciting and scary and wonderful! Wow, what an awesome journey! I can’t wait to hear more about it and about your plans.

  2. Jessica says:

    Of course I don’t know you guys personally but have been following your blog since the NYT article awhile back. This is a wonderful surprise and I’m so (vicariously) excited for you!

  3. Trish says:

    really great! you better keep blogging! I would be so disappointed if you didn’t

  4. Holy guacamole!!! That is AWESOME! Congratulations! I’m so excited for you, I know it must be scary, but I also know that you, Taylor and Henry are going to do amazing stuff out in Hood River and I can not wait to read all about it and see pictures! Much love, Sundya

  5. Jean says:

    Wow! Good for you two, uh, three. What kind of farm with Tumbleweed be? Looking forward to hearing all about it.

  6. Gina says:

    Good luck! While it’ll be sad knowing that Henry has left the Concord vicinity, I have every faith that he will be just as great a Hood River pooch as he has been a great Concord pooch. I look forward to continuing to read about your adventures. Safe travels.

  7. grandma says:

    Congratulations on your huge step into the unknown!!! (the only way to find your bliss) The best of luck and love in the endeavor, I know you will be a success. Please keep up the blogs/recipes/notes on farm living, etc. Look forward to hearing of your new life in beautiful Oregon.

  8. Wow!! Congratulations!! You’ll do great things! Enjoy your new journey… I’ll still keep reading and trying your recipes! =)

  9. Lauren Giannullo says:

    Wow, congrats! That is so awesome and exciting – there must be nothing better than working for yourselves, just you guys and the land. Best of luck and I can’t wait to read all about it!

  10. Mary says:

    Congratulations! I’ve been reading since the NYTimes article– you two must be so pumped to be headed back west! I can’t wait to hear about all the adventures (and the growing season differences) on the farm!

  11. Marisa says:

    I am so happy you are moving to Oregon! Best state in the country!! Congratulations on the farm and I can’t wait to see what goodies it produces in the future 🙂 I hope Henry gets acclimated to Oregon weather real fast.

  12. Jean G says:

    Yay, I can go for a drive and get my weekly veggies! Welcome back to Oregon to the three of you!

  13. jen f says:

    Congrats! You are brave. You can do it! Please keep blogging. I love your recipes and your perspective on farming.

  14. Katy says:

    Welcome back to Oregon! Congrats! I love reading and cooking your recipes !

    Katy Kelly
    Corvallis , OR

  15. Lisa P. says:

    Good luck with the new farm!!! I love reading your blog and can’t wait to hear all about the new adventures y’all will be having in Oregon!! I enjoy the recipes just printed one out yesterday and love seeing pictures of Henry and hearing what he’s been up to.

  16. Ceci says:

    That’s fantastic news! You three will be great at farming! And I agree with Marisa, OREGON is the best state in the country!! My whole family is there! (I’m on the east…) Can’t wait to read of your adventure’s!!

    • drealieberg says:

      Since your whole family is in Oregon you will most likely be visiting. In which case you should swing on over to Hood River and say hi to us!

  17. Mary J. says:

    Sweet! Our neck of the woods! You guys will do great! You’ve done your homework and more! You’ve done your “internships”! Look forward to hearing about your next adventure. PS. Love “grandma’s” comment above!

  18. katenhor says:

    Wow Congratulations…we will miss the East Coast flavor of your posts but can’t wait to hear about your adventures int he West!

  19. Pat Reichert says:

    Congratulations Andrea, Taylor and Henry. So glad to see the time has finally come. Think about swinging through Montana on your way out….we’d love to see you. Love, your Montana Aunt Patty.

  20. Been following your blog since the NY Times article came out. Congrats on your own place and keep writing!

  21. Michelle homer says:

    Congrats! Love your blog and recipes. You’ll do great things and I look forward to the news of the west. I have relatives in Corvallis.

  22. pete says:

    Congratulations, from Canada. I’ve followed your blog since the NY times article. I look forward to the daily meals and recipes…….. Keep it up and good luck in the new farm.

  23. Carrie Link says:

    It will be so good to have you home!

  24. amy leclerc says:

    Best. News. Ever.

  25. Kat says:

    I’m also a reader since the NYT article. I wish you the best & will keep following as long as you keep it up. And please do because my world is a better place now that there’s Beetza in it! All the best wishes in the world with the farm.

  26. Sean & Jamie says:

    We stumbled on your blog about a year ago and have been cooking your recipes ever since. Congratulations, look forward to new recipes from the Left Coast!

  27. Kait says:

    I can’t wait for you to both to be my farmer! Congratulations!

  28. Congratulations! This is exciting news. I’m looking forward to reading more about your adventure!

  29. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading all about this next adventure!

  30. Brittany says:

    Looking forward to having you back here in Oregon. We so enjoy your blog and your yummy recipes!! Maybe we can come help on the farm sometime…

    • drealieberg says:

      Thanks for reading along! We are supper excited to be back in Oregon. Can’t wait to see you. And yes, if you ever want to get your hands dirty just let us know!! XO

  31. Ellie says:

    A – We love the whole spirited record of your journey; your photos of food, farm, and family are magically beautiful. You have enlivened Hutchins Farm, as you will Tumbleweed! Keep on trucking. Happy trails to you three from here to there and everywhere you go. E & L

  32. EmilyB says:

    Like others, I’ve been following since the NYT article also. I started following you from Seattle, but now live in Mosier, just down the road from Hood River. Look forward to buying your produce locally in years to come.

  33. Mya says:

    I get why your headed back west…it’s almost impossible to shake the beauty and greatness of the PNW. Here’s to a safe journey and the very best ahead!

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