Welcome to St. Basil Farm
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
Ephraim is from Seattle, WA and Olympia is from the San Francisco Bay Area. We got married in California, and after a few years of renting a small duplex, we decided it was time to embark on a brand new adventure. We sold everything we own, moved across the country, and bought a 7.5 acre homestead.
We currently have a heritage apple orchard, peach orchard, grape vines and a berry garden with blueberries, blackberries, and other wild things. Our only livestock at the moment are the Bass and Perch/sunfish in our pond, birds of all kinds, an owl, wild deer (they're mainly here for the apples), and some intense tree-climbing groundhogs. In 2023, we are hoping to get the farm up and running with bees, chickens, guinea hens, sheep, cows, goats, pigs, you name it.
Our ultimate goal is to create a regenerative farm focused on sustainability and biodiversity through organic farming practices. We have big dreams to share our home and farm with our community, but all good things take time. So stay tuned! You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter for updates.
Homestead Portrait Series
My dear friend Marissa Wu, who is also an incredible photographer, finds joy in the ordinary moments. She has a whimsical, playful way about her that makes you feel known and loved. Here are some recent photos from our collaborative creative project when she stayed on the farm. All of these photos can be attributed to her genius and professional expertise.