make-believe: the minam river lodge.

June 14, 2012

my sister, laura, is a farmer. these days, she’s planting a vegetable garden for a rustic resort deep in the oregonian wilderness. the place is called the minam river lodge and it’s reachable only by foot, horseback or small plane. who wants to plan a trip? here, a few things that i imagine she could use on her grand adventure. the optimism badge is totally optional. i assure you, she’s the most badass optimist i know.

1. be optimistic badge //  best made co. 2. sun hat // terrain 3. seeds // johnny’s seeds* 4. gardening shirt // bridge & burn 5. wildness route finder // best made co. 6. socks // brook farm general store 7. tools // kaufmann mercantile 
layout by erin boyle, photographs from sources above {*seed packet photograph courtesy of country living magazine}

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  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 14, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    I would love to go there!

  • Reply Carrie | acookgrowsinbrooklyn June 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    You see, the main and only issue I have with this series is that you serve up such a feast for the eyes with your good taste that you leave me with a 'things-i-want' list that gets longer and longer by the week. I guess the only remedy is to start purchasing things off the list. Oh well. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Kiara June 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Sounds like a peaceful job but I'm sure there are a lot more factors that come with it. But it would be a nice way to bond with you sister šŸ™‚

  • Reply Rebecca D. Martin June 14, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Oooh . . . I love this one! That sunhat is inspirational.

  • Reply Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } June 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I would love to slip my feet into a pair of those socks. šŸ™‚ Looks comfy.

    Quiet Luxury

  • Reply IndiaMorgan June 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Ohhh I've always wanted to go! It's legendary among Portlanders. My father visited probably 20 years ago and still talks about the wood fire hot tub.

  • Reply Sophie June 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    your sister sounds like she is on one amazing adventure! the lodge looks so beautiful!
    i love that gardening shirt!

  • Reply Milynn luong June 15, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Minam river lodge sounds like such an adventure! Brings to mind Keane's Somewhere Only We Know song…

  • Reply Shoko June 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

    These round-ups are the best. And your sister sounds awesome! Can't think of anything better than a bad-ass optimist šŸ™‚

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