1 acre with house plus 7 acres of pasture for lease in Clatsop Co. Nehalem River Valley


My farm is at  500′ elevation where the Nehalem River valley winters are colder than the Willamette Valley but the summers are similar except that the nights are always cooler. It has a southern exposure. I own 90 acres of timberland on steep ground above the rental. The rental house with 1 acre for lease is along a small country Hwy. Opposite it on the south side of the Hwy. is 17 acres of pasture. I would lease 7 or it. There is a pond at one end of the fields.

I am a woman and have lived here, mostly by myself, cutting hay, pasturing sheep, horses, llamas, and sometimes cows. I’ve cut way back on my livestock and this winter leased 7 acres to someone with cows. He’s using  electric fencing instead of repairing the old fences  as we agreed to so his lease is ending the end of April. I will be cutting hay on 10 acres mostly for my use in July.

I have a barn but it may not be a part of the lease. The land seeker must show themselves very responsible, able to communicate well with me, and respect my wishes before I would share my barn.

My farm is in the coast range with all predators except wolves. I have not sheep or lambs but I have hair sheep that are more intelligent than other breeds and llamas.  I would need all sheep or goats wormed before setting hoof on my farm. Only dogs 20 lbs or less.

Owner’s Short Term Vision for the Property

To maintain healthy soils, improve fencing, have a responsible renter who wants to live in the country and is interested in farming.

Owner’s Long Term Vision for the Property

Same as the the short term vision. I also have old seedling apple trees that I would like to be pruned in a professional manner and grafted. Also to see if the perennial wheat, rice, and beans developed by The Land Institute would grow well in my micro-clime.

Current Use

Sheep, cows, llamas, pasture

Soil Type / Quality

The field is Nehalem loam, the rental house on 1 acre is at the base of a steep hill made up of ancient marine sediments.

Buildings and Structures Available for Farm Use

Part of a 40' shipping container next to the rental house.

Any Restrictions That Could Limit Agricultural Production

No water rights. There is a spring that provides water to my house and the rental that is 500' above the rental and accessible by a 2,000' long minimal trail on a very steep hillside. The water line is 1/2" pipe that fills an ~500 gallon holding tank for the rental and another tank for my use.
The spring had never dried up at the end of summer but the flow gets very small.
I have llamas that will attack alpacas.

What are you doing as a landholder to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for everyone on your land and in your community?

I have lived here for 50 years and am known for my support of diversity, all races, and sexual expression. I am also known for being no nonsense and not allowing the shooting of guns, regular drinking or drunkenness, or illegal drugs on my property.

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County: Clatsop

Farm Basics

Total Acreage: 113 acres

Acreage Available to Landseeker: 8: 1 acre with the rental house plus 7 field acres

Date Property is Available: April 16, 2024

Possible Business Arrangements: Lease for cash, Lease for trade

Lease Rate / Price: $700/month for the house +1 acre and a labor trade to replace some of my field fences for the next 6 months. After that it is negotiable with the lease.

Date when this listing was created: April 10, 2024

Farming Practices

Current Farming Practices: Organic, Not Certified, Dry Farming

Farming Practices Allowed: Organic, Not Certified, Dry Farming, Season Extension

Agriculture Types Suitable: Beans, Bees, Berries, Cattle, Dairy, Flowers, Goats, Hay, Herbs, Hogs, Mushrooms, Nursery Stock, Pasture, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Vegetables

Farm Details

Housing Available? Yes

Water Available? No

Property Fenced? Yes

Land Holder Interested in Mentoring Land Seeker? No

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