• Simple Goodness 2.0

    Hello again guys! You may have noticed a bit of an absence for a while there. We went on a bit of a hiatus over the summer, so thanks for sticking with us and jumping back on board. It’s been a season of immense change and we’re excited to share some of it with you now. You may have also noticed we’re looking pretty snazzy these days with a new layout and a new URL www.simplegoodnessblog.com. This snazziness is just a hint of what’s ahead for us and we’re both very excited to be moving Simple Goodness forward and reconnecting with you, our readers and friends. Last Winter and Spring,…

  • Love is War: an event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

    Here at the farm we believe in fighting for the things that are important in life, and we are NOT afraid to fight dirty when necessary. A parent’s love is a very powerful weapon, and we believe that together we can make a difference for America’s kids fighting cancer. With our first ever public farm event, we are asking you to join the army of parents, grandparents, friends and loved ones who are fighting childhood cancers today. On Mother’s Day weekend, you’re invited to join our fight by donating to the St. Baldrick’s foundation for childhood cancer research with your purchase of a 30 minute photo session. But this won’t be your average “smile pretty for the camera” photo…

  • Farm Update

    Spring is a busy time on the farm and this year even more so since we have added a baby to the farm. Below are some updates on all the hustle and bustle happening behind the scenes. 1. We added Quail to the farm. Read about it in THIS past post. We kept them in a kennel in the barn for a week like we were instructed and then we let them out in the barn. About three days later Farmer Ross picked one up and let it go outside. It flew all the way to neighbors and never came back. Then the rest followed suit and fifty bucks literally flew…

  • Corporate Lingo on the Farm

    One of the things Farmer Ross and I have in common with other modern day farmers is our day job. In addition to all our farm chores, we both work full time jobs. We straddle the line between country living and the hustle and bustle of corporate America. We get up with the sun, feed cows, goats and chickens, fight commuter traffic to our jobs, put in our eight hours and then turn around do it all in the reverse order. While the whole process can be exhausting it certainly helps keep us well rounded. We get dressed in our work clothes, but seldom leave the farm without stray pieces of hay…

  • Welcome to the Farm Quail Chicks and Hens

    Someone, somewhere says that blog posts published on the weekends don’t get as many views and that may be true, but I simple cannot wait to introduce the newest Simple Goodness Farm critters, QUAIL! Adding quail to the farm was actually Farmer Ross’ idea. Farmer Ross has always loved Eastern Washington, especially in the fall when he heads over to hunt game birds. One of Ross’ dreams has always been to have a big farm or ranch where there are birds a plenty for him to hunt. While we don’t have enough land to hunt on, we certainly have enough land to have some quail. So, when Ross met a…