digginlivin

Diggin' Livin' Farm & Apiary

Cave Junction, Oregon · 21 Sales

digginlivin

Diggin' Livin' Farm & Apiary

Cave Junction, Oregon 21 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   We are excited to welcome the new year and share with you all of the amazing medicine and Honey products we have been working on !!

Check out our website www.digginlivin.com to see what we are up to on the farm, or visit our store here in Beautiful Southern Oregon in downtown Cave Junction.

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 27, 2017

We are excited to welcome the new year and share with you all of the amazing medicine and Honey products we have been working on !!

Check out our website www.digginlivin.com to see what we are up to on the farm, or visit our store here in Beautiful Southern Oregon in downtown Cave Junction.

Joy Sunflower McEwen

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Joy Sunflower McEwen

RAW Honey 1/2 lb.
$7.50
RAW Honey 1 lb. - Diggin' Livin' Farm and Apiary
$12.00
Long Life Tonic - 4 oz. -
$17.00
Energy Balls
$4.25

About

Sustainable beekeeping and a rich life.

I have all sorts of degrees: a B.S. in Biochemistry/biophysics, another B.S. in Microbiology, and a M.S. in Environmental Science with emphasis in Environmental Education from Oregon State University. I was planning on going to Naturopathic medical school, but got turned off by all the loans. I tried, but really didn't want to work inside at a lab. I pretty much quit it all and started working on organic vegetable farms. I worked so hard that I finally got well. I tell folks, if you're going through changes, get your hands directly in the dirt and you'll start getting answers. At least that's what happened to me and I fell in love with it. I became an agricultural activist and still am. I worked as the manager and co-farmer at the Youth Garden Project through the Corvallis Environmental Center. It was a dream job for me. Inspiring the youth in agriculture, working hard, and giving all the food we produced away to the food banks. It was so rewarding. I left to start the dream of someday having my own farm with my own kids and southern Oregon was calling our names. I am so thankful for this life to wake up everyday on the farm that I created with my family and I owe it all to my love of agriculture. Making it work is a different story, it's been a struggle mostly because it didn't get handed to us, we've had to work for it. Having kids and raising them outside the system is a commitment everyday, every moment, to faith of homegrown happy kids getting to know play and work can exist as one. Our kids are homeschooled and I think the number one thing we teach is positivity and being grateful. So yes, YES, yes, we're here and we're making a GO at living close to the land, solutions for sustainable beekeeping, happy children, and a rich life. Everything happens for a reason... that biochemistry came in handy with soap making and we do a lot of environmental education about the problems with palm oil thus, our emphasis on regional alternatives for ingredients, as well as, educating folks about sustainable beekeeping. Funny the way things come around.

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  • Joy Sunflower

    Owner, Maker, Mother Bee

    My main passions are my family and agriculture. I love working with the land getting dirty and feeling part of the whole system. It balances me and my kids. Beekeeping and farm life keeps us busy, but together doing what we love.

  • Fern Waters

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Fern is only 8 and a half years old, but she is totally awesome and integral to the farm's success. Fern is "in charge" of our 40 laying chickens. She spends hours with them everyday. She has her own beehive, helps package soap, and dips candles.

  • Eric Beelove

    Maker, Papa Bee

    Handsome as all get up. Charming and so hardworking. Eric is an amazing naturalist, adoring Papa, awesome communicator, and a true hero in sustainable beekeeping. We're so grateful to have him as part of our team.

  • Luvlee Darling

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Luvlee recently joined the Diggin' Livin' team. She';s straight up from L.A. We met her through Brandon. She's here in the country working as a WWOOFer and lovin'; it. She's a go getter type and likes to dig in'.

  • Brandon

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Brandon helps us with our Rogue Valley Farmers markets. He also helps with candlemaking. He's got a great smile, wonderfully friendly, and a really positive attitude.

  • Boy

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Boy helps me make soap. He is also one of my favorite people in the whole world. I love him and I'm so glad I taught him how to make soap before I had my third kid!! He has totally helped me out when things feel like they moving very slowly.

  • Patrick

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Pat joined the Diggin Livin team in late May of 2012 as a WWOOFer. He is incredibly dedicated to agriculture especially the well being of the chickens. He loves the chickens! He is also a very caring person and always willing to lend a hand.

  • Shawna

    Maker, Worker Bee

    Shawna joined Diggin' Livin' as a WWOOFer in late May 2012. She is bright spirited, loves nature, super crafty, awesome cook, and has a really really gentle sweetness with my baby. She loves to learn new things.

  • Clarysage Mountain

    Designer, Worker Bee

    Clarysage is 4 and a half years old. Her moon sign is in Capricorn, she can stay focused and move projects along. She loves to help. She likes to say, "I know that" and "Can I tell you something". Her favorite colors are red and blue.

  • Tulsi Joy

    Designer, Worker Bee

    Tulsi is both the main attraction and distraction. She was born on August 21, 2011 in Costa Rica. She'll be 5 this August. She loves to eat dirt, sand, and cherry tomatoes. She also loves to play basketball into the toilet.

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