About the Farm
Like all good stories, our farm story begins with a love story. It starts with a handsome cowboy and blue-eyed girl. We dreamed of a place where we could grow a living from the land, with our hands in the dirt, the sun on our faces, and our children by our side. Eighteen years, three little boys and ten acres later, our dream is coming true.
But like all good stories, our took some twists and turns before we arrived here. We were married at the ripe old age of 19 and 20. We bought our first little house: a 812 sqft on a tiny corner lot. While far from the farmhouse on the rolling country acres we dreamed of, we settled in and kept dreaming big dreams. Shane pursued a career in civil construction while I finished college and landed my dream job, teaching kindergarten in a small school just down the road.
Three houses and two babies later, we found ourselves closer to our farm dream, living in our 1926 craftsman on one acre . Along with the original electrical and plumbing, we also inherited a few beds of perennials. By this time, I was at home full time and every nap time, I’d find myself out in the flower beds, weeding and dividing, mulching and harvesting little bouquets for friends. While I’d worked at a local flower shop through high school, the thought of pursuing a career in flowers had never occured to me. It was out in the flower beds, baby monitor attached to my hip, that I started realizing that flowers were more than just a passing hobby. I dug a few tiny flower beds, Shane build me a little roadside stand and then we watched our little business grow.
A few years later, with the addition of a third sweet little bundle in blue, we decided it was time to start looking for space to for our growing family and a real farm. After hunting for several years, we serendipitously discovered ten, flat, open acres in an area we’d only ever dreamed about living. That summer, we downsized from a large, beautifully renovated historical home and moved into a tiny, thirty year old mobile home. It was the best decision we ever made. Every day we count our lucky stars to be able to raise our boys, wild and free, in this place where we can put down roots and be a part of an incredible community.
You'll find our farm on a little hill, just past the world famous Skagit Valley tulip fields. With ten acres of wide open space and the most gorgeous sunsets you've seen, it’s everything we ever dreamed about.
Our farm is truly a "micro-farm" with just under 1/4 acres cultivated. While dahlias are reigning queen, we also love to grow unique foliages, vines and whimsical bits like grasses and pods. This year, we’ll also be adding a small pumpkin patch, filled with heirloom pumpkins and gourds. We're headed into our third growing season here and the farm has come along way from the overgrown, blackberry filled horse pasture that it was when we first laid eyes on it three years ago. And while we’re proud of the progress so far, we so eager for all that’s yet to come! Each year, we’re growing one step closer to creating our dream farm; a beautiful, peaceful place where we can invite you to come to pause, rest, and be inspired. We hope you’ll join us here for one of our floral design workshops, classes hosted by talented makers and artists, gatherings for farm dinners, and so much more.
More important than raising flowers, we're raising a family. That's why in addition to the flowers, you'll find our boy’s various projects and interests sharing our time and space. This farm is home to more forts than you can count, a small flock of Romney sheep, two Gloucestershire pigs, chickens and a few barn cats and our beloved farm dog, Picket. This is where our boys run barefoot or ride bikes between the rows while we harvest flowers. It’s here where we're putting down roots and writing our story, page by page. We'd love for you to follow along with our farm story! (Be sure to connect with us on social media share the day to day workings of our little farm.)
Deanna and her husband Shane, along with their three boys, Eli, Emmett, and Jasper
Twig and Vine farm is the home to a small flock of Romney sheep, two Gloucestershire pigs, chickens, a few barn cats and our beloved farm dog, Picket.