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Our season at Wheat Brothers Farms has left me feeling such peace about where we have been and where I see this little roadside farmstand market going.

Thank you again to the lovely Rhiannon Hardesty Photography. It meant such a great deal to us to see these moments captured on film

My heart in this is to allow families to come and be blessed by getting their faces painted by the gracious Cynthia who also loves to bless those and comes to see the community flourish without a single donation. THAT is what makes it down to earth and wonderful. Yes, it’s small and quaint and keeps teaching our boys how much hard work does truly shape their characters. I really love to see children work diligently that when the first flow of people came thru they handled themselves like gentlemen and made this momma and daddy so stinking proud.

Gavin learned to help with the POS systems and learned how to serve those in need. Gibson and River took the smaller kiddos to see the chickens and explain their daily chores to each one.

Both River and Gibson played fisherman of candy carnival. They loved having any kid come and put there fishing pole behind their lemonade stand turned fishin’ hole for the day and retrieve a piece of candy. Oh boy you should have seen the faces of those littles. I could see the profound sense of self beaming from their little faces.

( thanks Yumi for this candid ) ♥️

The music from the lovely homegrown and down home Jodi gal made for some great bluegrass roots that filled this little farm and truly made the afternoon for me.

Thank you to my dear friend Yumi and her little one for coming and serving up the best ice cream this valley has to offer, Sweet Cream. Need ice cream for your special event, she’s your gal!

The beauty of Thanksgiving is now upon us and I for one am really quite happy it is.

Blessings Abundant,

Cheyla

November 11, 2019 0 comment
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Pumpkin Succulent Workshop

]Autumn brings with it the opportunity for so many wonderful activities and memories to make with family and friends. So, when my son gave me the idea of crafting pumpkin succulents, it definitely gave me something to think about.

Now for those that know me, I’m usually not a workshop type of gal and actually hosting an event like this here at the farm was way out of my comfort zone. However, I kept going back to the idea, thought it sounded fun and might be something others would enjoy too. Not only was it the perfect time of year, but it was also different than other types of workshop activities I had gone to in the past.

When I first announced the pumpkin succulent workshop, honestly, I wasn’t expecting a huge response, but by golly was I wrong. Not only was it a great success, but so much fun getting to know the ladies that attended in a fun group laid back setting.  In fact, it was so well-liked, that we announced a second workshop and I joyfully received even more interest and enthusiasm from you all.

Reflecting back on the events, I am proud of myself for having the courage to step outside my comfort zone, take on something new and seeing it through. Not only that, it was a success that I could be proud of and a great life lesson for my eight-year-old son. I also have a renewed love for gardening and look forward to what else that will invoke.

I want to sincerely thank each and every one of you that attended the workshop events. It was a pleasure getting to know you all better. And for those that have asked about additional workshop dates, we intend on offering them again next year!

Blessings,

October 29, 2019 0 comment
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The greatest moments of our lives are hinged on life experiences and interactions with others. They help to form us, and we become who we are based on those exchanges, both good and bad.

I am grateful that in this woven tapestry of life, many of these moments are filled with good. To celebrate, each year I honor some of the educational influencers and teachers of this valley. My intention is to pay tribute to their dedication in their chosen profession and perhaps gain a bit of insight. These women are wonderful women, kind and full of empathy, who have a great influence on our children and the important role or molding them into young men and women.

Here are a just a few of the wonderful women I call friends who attend our annual brunch.

“I look forward to and relish in the fantastic brunches that my friend Cheyla at Wheat Brothers Farms puts on every fall. I am always amazed at the beautiful tablescapes that she designs. I feel pampered and “seen” by a friend that takes such time to put together a gathering of woman that share life, love and a love of beautiful things. She knows the heart of the woman in her life and she expresses such gratitude toward them with these special brunches. I am beyond grateful to call her my friend and feel honored to be invited to the table every fall!  ❤️❤️❤️”

– Amie

“It was such an honor to be invited to a beautiful Saturday morning brunch on the patio at Wheat Brothers Farms. As I arrived, I was greeted with the smell of fresh coffee, sausage and homemade pancakes. The table was beautifully set on the patio with fresh flowers, pastries and fine china. Our conversation was light as we ate and got reacquainted with close friends and family. In a nutshell, it was a sweet reminder to slow down and enjoy the people that God has blessed us with!”

-Jaime

What a beautiful way to start a new season and I look forward to hosting again next year.

I hope that Autumn snuggles right into your heart.

October 22, 2019 1 comment
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“Opportunity is often missed by many because it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work.” (Thomas Edison)

Once long ago someone shared this quote with me and at the time, I didn’t realize how profound this concept would be and what weight it’s bearing would hold on my adult life. It is firmly planted in my heart and fleshes out daily on our little farm in the city. With each season comes new joys and delightful beauty all around us, with Autumn being one of favorites. With it means a new season at Wheat Brothers Farms where we welcome visitors from near and far to enjoy this special place we call home. The place we have created with all our love and grit to share with all of you.

Telling the story of Wheat Brothers Farms in the current issue of Distinctly Northwest @disntictlynorthwest means something so profoundly deep to me. It is the first article I ever wrote that finally was published. The entirety of the experience has been sweet and kind and reminds me of how life was generations ago and is so often overlooked as nuisances these days. Just like the wheat that stood on this farm over one hundred years ago, is long gone, so are those that once lived in this old white farmhouse. What I wouldn’t give to be able to sit on our front porch and have a conversation with the folks whose life’s dreams were built here. Those good ‘ol days of front porch sittin’ with the neighbor and slow-paced life have unfortunately been lost over the years.  It’s incredibly sad to think about and brings to mind my own family that lived these daily values which I was raised to embrace as well.

Distinctly Northwest Autumn Edition 2019

My momma and my stepfather were just as I am now. They began small just as their parents did. They were hard on me, but faithful to see me succeed in knowing how to accomplish a task. I always take great joy in closing my eyes and recall seeing my stepfather smile when I finally learned how to check and change oil on many of his equipment sets.

These memories and good ‘ol fashion values were what I was raised on. They took hold of me a long time ago and luckily have stayed with me. I really do find peace in that and strive to incorporate those same values in my daily life and especially as an example to my son.  Motherhood means everything to me. It is the cornerstone of what I would like my legacy to be recalled to as I’m making my way to heaven.

My hope and my prayer is for those who read this is to give your child the opportunity to grow and flourish in the traditional values of past generations. It isn’t the most popular path and certainly not the easiest. It requires a lot of correcting, dedication and intention, but folks it is so worth it- this I promise you.

I’m grateful to be able to honor and carry on these ideals that I grew up on and share them with those around me. I’m overjoyed with the opportunity to share our story with all of you and thankful to have these special moments captured on film of my son and life on the farm. I will be forever grateful to have these memories to cherish and will always longingly recall his free spirit and wild enthusiastic genuine joy, no matter how old he gets. Boy golly… I sure do love that.

If you haven’t had a chance to read the latest issue of Distinctly Northwest, stop by the farm to pick up a copy and say hey!

I would also like to invite you to our upcoming Pumpkins and Succulents Workshop on October 4th at 6pm. Space is limited so please call (541) 324-3028 to reserve your spot. We are also excited for our annual Harvest Festival on October 26th from 1-4pm. There will be farm fresh goodies for the pickin’, handmade furniture and jewelry, vintage and antique items for sale, hayrides, a photo booth and more.

Pumpkins and Succulents Workshop
Harvest Festival 2019

We look forward to celebrating this beautiful season in Southern Oregon with all of you. It is with a very sincere heart that I thank you all for popping in to read a little more about life on our little farm in the city.  

Blessings abundant,

September 20, 2019 0 comment
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Goodness, I love how the sun is beaming thru my windows this beautiful Monday morning. I just can’t contain the joy it makes me feel. I’m watching Ellis, our one-year old kitten, nap on the buffalo plaid down curled up with such sweetness on our quaint brass bed from the 1930’s. I’m reminded how blessed I am and want to keep hold of moments such as this.

Just a few moments later I’m up, apron on and ready to plant some pretty flowers by our new trough pool, perfect for farm life. If you want the perfect place to cool off this summer, you can see how I installed our stock tank pool. It will truly be a life saver in the dog days of summer and besides being adorable, it’s affordable. To compliment the space, my sweetheart, Donovan, just built this deck around the pool for us to make family memories and thought y’all might enjoy it or find some inspiration.

 I can’t be happier that Spring is finally here. The winter been long and riddled with unrelenting illness and some idleness here at the farm. But with the warm weather and blooms brings new life to our little farm in the city and I’m joyful to announce that Wheat Brothers Farms is opening for the season on May 1st!

We have a new little new cobblestone pathway inspired from our European holiday last summer, new merchandise, including vintage inspired aprons, tea towels and jewelry, and one noticeably new addition is our vintage horse trailer, Longhorn Coffee Bar and Saloon. If you’re in the neighborhood or wanderin’ about downtown Medford, come on by. Pick up a coffee, a fresh pie and a sweet gift for yourself or someone special.  

You all are going to love our new items, perfect for Mother’s Day gifts or a special occasion. Our sweet apron collection is inspired by my great granny Ayers. She was a special lady, full of spitfire and grace, as well as the most knowledgeable chicken farmer this side of the Mississippi. My Great Granny Ayers apron collection are handcrafted and handstitched originals, just like she was.

Looking forward to seeing y’all at the farm. We’ll be open starting on Wednesday, 10am-2pm. So be sure to come on by and take a peek at what we have been doing here at Wheat Brothers Farms and Longhorn Coffee Bar and Saloon. The front porch and some sweet tea are here waiting’ for ya.

Blessings,

lilacs in bloom

lilac photo

April 29, 2019 0 comment
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As the season draws to a close, I wanted to share my reflections with you.  Fall is the season for gratitude. Gratitude for what we have and for the people who came before us and paved the way.


Learning and Remembering

Autumn is a time of learning, of letting go of what is weighing you down and pressing forward. Without the comforts of shade or shelter, it is a time of trudging through the uncertainty of what may lie ahead.

When I began Wheat Brothers Farms I wanted to recall the memories of my great granny and her resilience through the great depression, through the time when our home was established, and the families that were raised within its walls. There is a legacy behind everything that I do at our small farmhouse, whether it’s from my family or the Earharts, the family who founded Wheat Brothers. I wanted to create a community of people who love to reminisce of days gone bye, and who slow down to enjoy all that farm life has to offer; for those that are willing to take a moment.


Gratitude

Each November since my son was born I take a small index card and each day write something I’m grateful for on it. It’s a tradition that his father and I began years ago and I’ve continued it to this day. The harvest festival we hosted at our small home reminded me of those small index cards and for each person that showed up for the three weeks we hosted. I could not have imagined what a loving outpouring of support we would have and for that I’m grateful.  I added your names to the small index cards, so that when I look back someday,or maybe when I look back and I’m having a tough day and wondering why I decided to do this small vintage roadside farmstand, I would be reminded of those people who came to support our family and the traditions we value most at this time of year.   I’m grateful for each of you and thankful you are here and may the season finds you well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings,
Cheyla Breedlove Wheat Brothers Farms


Gratitude Journal: Our Family Tradition


15 sheets of scrap booking paper (autumn theme if you want)
Cut into 4×4 squares with a hole punched into the corner of each sheet.
Tie together with twine.
Write a little something for each day of November you’re grateful for. Have each one in your family do the same. Label them each year and enjoy for years to come with wonderful memories.

 

We have so much to be grateful for.

 

And speaking of grateful, Thank you Sweet Cream for being a part of our first annual Autumn Harvest Festival!

Thank you Sweet Cream!

November 13, 2018 1 comment
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Good Morning from Wheat Brothers Farms.

All my life I have had a stillframe in my mind of what my home would look like down to the trim paint and perfectly curated pieces of the past.

I’ve been an antique collector since I was 5 years old and thanks to my momma, I also know how to spot good craftsmanship compared to a knock off. I’ve been storing my collection all these years, knowing that one day I would have a farmhouse of my own and now I do! My family and I are the proud owners of one of the oldest farmhouses in the Rogue Valley and living here means my dreams have finally come to fruition.

Our 1910 farmhouse has been home to many families and I believe I may love it the most. Its character and charm will be here long after I’ve gone, but the history of our downtown lies within its walls. This once 157 acre Wheat Farm ran by the Earhart Family is now mine to steward and for that I’m so blessed and humbly grateful.

This week I am excited to collaborate with some other ladies in Southern Oregon who own beautiful farmhouses of their own. We’re taking you along for an authentic farmhouse tour of our homes and can’t wait to show you around. Each day this week a different farmhouse will be featured, so be sure that you’re following us on Instagram!

Katie @thehappyishhomestead

Lindsey @blacksheepdesignco

Jamie @arcadyhome

Cheyla @wheatbrothersfarms

Tune in each day this week at 8am PT.

Here’s a sneak peak of Wheat Brothers Farms and the place I call home.

Come on in… coffees on…

   

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

Cheyla Breedlove Wheat Brothers Farms

October 15, 2018 0 comment
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Pancakes & Pajamas

 

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of sitting down and breaking bread with some of the favorite women in my life. They not only inspire me to be a better mother, friend and companion, but also encourage me to be a better version of myself. They speak the truth even though it’s hard at times to hear. (* wink, momma) I absolutely adore every one of these women, but wish I had a table long enough to fit all the beautiful people in my life and honor each one of them.


I first had this idea in the Autumn of 2015 and decided that every year, I would like to host a small brunch at my home to recognize five or six women in my life that challenge me, make me dig a little deeper, and slow down a little bit as well. We enjoy  great laughs, togetherness and a whole lot of great food.

It’s so easy to lose site of the big picture of life. We all have the tendency to get so fixated on the here and now, that the then and there
seems so far away. The truth is we just need to take a moment in our lives for fellowship. I think that’s what is at the heart of these times of gathering show me.

I truly cherish all the memories that I generate from our time together….My wonderful friend whose laugh is so infectious that every time I’m around her my heart grows in full measure. Or the beautiful woman next to me who shows up in her bunny slippers because she knows that those things mean so much to me and she’s even sweet enough to let me photograph her in them. Another one of my dearest friends whom God brought into my life has wonderful taste. Her family, including six children, are nothing short of goodness and wholeness. And, as a bonus, she can cook. I mean really make good food and I LOVE good food!

Just like trying new things to eat, I also work hard to never be afraid to try something new in life no matter where the Lord leads me. I am thankful for a life well lived and a smile to keep trudging thru in the pursuit of all things good.

These times together are a true celebration of family, togetherness and the simplicities of life. Thank you to this beautiful group of women for coming, each one of you. I look forward to our next gathering.

And also my boys & the wonderful man I’m blessed to walk with through this road of life. You’re a fine man and I appreciate you being such a good host and loving each one of these glorious women in our lives like I do.

Blessings abundant,

 

Cheyla Breedlove Wheat Brothers Farms

October 8, 2018 0 comment
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“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall” – Oscar Wilde


It’s coming on October, and the crunchy leaves are finally filling the streets with such warmth, almost like a blanket. I have a new book sitting on my bedside table. It’s waiting for me and I’m still looking for a new pair of glasses. I am so happy to finally be back in our autumn “back to class” routine. We always have a routine at the farmhouse, but something’s shifting round here, and after all the smoke from wildfires plaguing us this summer, I will take the chilly air with a gracious smile on my face and a warm pumpkin spice latte.


Our routine refreshes my soul and those kiddos seem to thrive. I’m 100% convinced, and have read countless articles in the area of SAHM’s, that children who have daily steadiness and routine are far more likely to be more capable adults who contribute well to society and personal relationships.  I’m no scholar on this subject, but being home with my son for the past 7 years has been for me the most rewarding and fulfilling role I’ve ever had in my life. I cannot imagine anything else, nor would I want too.

Back to class means it’s time to take my little man to get a new assortment of books for autumn at the local bookstore, and our favorite little rummage book store as well. I rummage through his vintage library cart in his bedroom to find JUST the right amount of autumn books.

He loves certain ones (his classics) Little Pea” and Little Nut Brown Hare which his daddy used to read to him quite often, and now a story about a little tree. One for the littles is by my friend in Canada, Miss M, called “HOME”.


Each year one of my dearest friends and I get our our back to school junk out and create our back to school mantels and if you think okay that’s cute… we also help one another on our porches, it’s like the most fun two adult women who love to junk and love & met at a home depot workshop can actually have.

I’d love to show you what hers looks like and if you haven’t, go check out her blog:
tellingbells.blogspot

home

The only photo from our house is a side shot of our piano. I think my favorite part is the abacus & the “Peachy” folders from the 1980’s.

 


In the need for good autumn reads? These three have breathed life into me. Seriously good stuff.  

 


And of course what would fall be without my three gents heading back to class.

8th grade4th grade1st grade

By the way Gavin seems so stoic here that it’s wrecking my heart.  Loves to sit in tree houses like a boy, but too grown to be photographed. Oh how they grow.


Welcome back…I love routine, like a lot.

Blessings,

 

Cheyla Breedlove Wheat Brothers Farms

 

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