Oregon High Desert Homestead

It took a bit of research, and the initial expenses and cultural adjustments weren't insignificant, but the Harrsch family was able to establishing a homestead on the Oregon high desert in 1978.

061 oregon desert homestead 1 - natural view
LEFT: Sagebrush growth indicates the better soil in Oregon's high desert. CENTER: Oregon's desert is a "hot bed" of geothermal activity. Here, steam billows from a hot spring near Crane. RIGHT: Towering lodge pole pines loom in Oregon's national forests.