A Little About Us
Let us introduce ourselves:
we are Rod and Michelle Johnson.
We are relocating from our small homestead in Juneau, Alaska to our 83-acre farmstead in Potlatch, Idaho in April 2020. This is a dream we have been working toward for 10 years and are happy for it to finally be here!
For the past 15 years or so, we have grown produce in our small backyard homestead, working up to 500 pounds per year. We have raised chickens for eggs and meat. We have planted berry bushes, apple and cherry trees. We have raised crops that are harder to grow in this rainy area of Alaska - tomatoes, oats, corn, and even a small cantaloupe!
In 2007, we began to sell our handmade soaps at local craft shows and markets under our business name Homesteaders Cache. We will continue to make and sell our soaps under our new business name Johnson's Heritage Farmstead.
We are excited to see what we can do with so much more space! Our first year plans include planting a market garden, raising new chicks for a laying flock, building various farm buildings, and installing a solar system. Second year plans include planting an orchard, adding diary goats and pigs to the farm.
We have a lot of work ahead of us and much to learn, but we are up for the challenge. We will be sharing how it goes along the way and hope you follow along in the adventure!