Welcome to our Blog!
Watch as 3 Seattle urbanites move to the Cascades to start a guest ranch and raise alpacas (fiber and breeding), llamas (for hiking the awesome trails), and hosting guests in Yurts (rustic upscale camping)
Wow! Talk about a radical sabbatical! We’ve taken the plunge. Yup, this is the escape from corporate America plan…no more working for ‘da man’…time to be our own bosses. So we put our heads together a couple years ago and started planning for a business that would bring a little bit more meaning and substance into this world. Heck, we figured, to survive in corporate America you have to become a corporation. So why not!
After months of planning, much research, and assessing of our skills and abilities, we really think we’ve got a great plan underway. We’ve got a reinvention of the family farm that we hope will bring a greater awareness of the environment, self-sufficency, good green practices, and the majestic Mountain Loop Highway, a national scenic byway that is known for its great camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, and many outdoor attractions from old ghosts towns and railroad tunnels, to ice caves and mountain lakes.
So follow along in our blog as 2006 becomes the year of constructing the ranch. While we’ll be highlighting the journey and progress we make, we’ll also be including a number of different topics and our challenges and decisions we make to get there. Watch for blog entries that highlight the nearby attractions and sites, information on llamas and alpacas, progress reports (including pictures), and more about how we decided to go from the urban city dwellers to the lush greenery of forest land.
Welcome to our journey!
David Capocci, Glenn Budlow, and Tim Leingang