Greetings from the Farm

2018 was a good year here at the farm despite the smoke from wildfires – which I’ll get back to. The hay harvest was abundant and the garden went wild! With 32 tomato plants, we were able to share with guests, as well as some other vegetables. We enjoyed many different guests throughout the year… Read More.

Winter, Weddings and Warmer Weather

Not necessarily in that order. Here at Shady Grove Farm Bed & Breakfast / Vacation Rentals, December delivered lots of rain and almost a white Christmas.  Jack obviously loves the snow, and we Rogue Valley humans are thrilled to see the drought come to an end and Mount Ashland Ski Area have more than enough… Read More.

Spring at Shady Grove Farm B&B

Spring has come early, of course not just to Shady Grove Farm B&B and Vacation Rentals, but most of the west.  While we wish for an end to the drought, we’re making the best of what is, and enjoy seeing everything come alive. The fruit trees are blossoming and other trees budding out, the daffodils… Read More.

Weddings & Special Events

Are you looking for a quiet, beautiful and private place for your wedding, family reunion, or other event that won’t break the bank? This idyllic, small farm setting may just may be your answer. Options for special events beyond wineries and hotels are somewhat limited here in Southern Oregon. Wineries, as beautiful as they are,… Read More.

The Chickens at Shady Grove Farm B&B (Part II)

Our blog last month introduced the chickens at Shady Grove Farm B&B and their stories. This month we promised to provide some interesting facts about chickens. We think they are much more complex and smarter than given credit for, and we find them to be very entertaining, peace-loving, and fun to watch. Here are some… Read More.

Recipes in Honor of the Animals

Shady Grove Farm is more than a country bed and breakfast, vacation rentals, and hay farm.  It’s also a mini animal sanctuary.  Guests, including those as young as 8 months old,  have enjoyed interacting with the two horses, 13 chickens, two dogs, three cats, and the many ducks and geese that call our ponds their… Read More.

Chickens Make the Farm at Shady Grove Farm

Of course our main farming activity is growing hay, but the chickens just seem to help make a farm feel like a farm. Shady Grove Farm is also part animal sanctuary, and as with all our animals, the chickens were rescued from various unfortunate situations. These peace-loving birds each have a story and are described… Read More.

The Garden Cottage – Our newest addition

We’re interrupting our blogs on the farm animals in order to bring you the latest news! Shady Grove Farm Bed & Breakfast now has a spacious one-two bedroom vacation rental that is sure to charm the socks off a pigmy goat! We call it the Garden Cottage since it’s literally steps away from the vegetable… Read More.

The Animals at Shady Grove Farm cont.

The Animals at Shady Grove Farm cont. Our last blog was about Jack….this one is about Sophie, our scruffy little terrier mix. We wanted a second dog but had some criteria: we wanted a female since we had a male, she would need to bond with Jack, couldn’t harm our chickens, she should chase the… Read More.

The Animals at Shady Grove Farm

Shady Grove Farm in Talent is much more than land on which we grow hay and provide a vegan / vegetarian bed and breakfast and vacation rentals. It’s more than the land on which we hope to grow old. We feel called upon to be good stewards of these eight acres and care for it… Read More.