Our names are Patricia Morrison and Scott Plummer. We do not have any children currently, although we do have a farm animal sanctuary and lovingly care for 80+ animal friends, including indoor cats.
Patricia works as a wellness and business coach and has a flexible work schedule. Scott works as the Farm Sanctuary Manager and a research scientist and also has a flexible work schedule.
Outside of work, our days include time outdoors with animals, cooking, reading, relaxing, and spending time with friends. We love nature, books, movies, and music. Patricia is a writer and used to be a touring singer-songwriter, so we host occasional folk music house concerts. While we live just outside of a small town, our rural valley is also home to a world class theater community, strong schools, lots of cultural opportunities, and easy access to hiking, rafting, and other ways of enjoying nature.
We have a strong community of friends of all ages, including families with children.
We live on the outskirts of Medford, a semi-rural community in southern Oregon of about 80,000, surrounded by smaller towns in an agricultural valley surrounded by mountain ranges. It is situated on I-5, which runs from the Mexico to Canada, and gives easy access to larger communities. It also has an international airport and shuttle connection to Amtrak.
It has 14 public elementary schools (including one within walking distance from our house), two public middle schools, and two public high schools, as well as a number of private schools at all levels. There is an Early Intervention Program, as well as an Early Special Education Program, from K to 12, which is available through the schools. All the schools in the area have well staffed resource rooms. There are a number of therapists trained in working with children with histories of trauma.
Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College are nearby as well.
Our 1928 farmhouse currently has three bedrooms and one bath plus a semi-finished basement. We have plans for an addition, which would
include additional bedrooms.
There is a detached garage and several outbuildings for the animals. Five of the
ten acres are fenced in. There is also a large garden and an orchard.
Our semi-rural neighborhood is safe and with easy access to town.
We have friendly neighbors, easy access to theater, art, history and cultural activities, including a children's museum, a hands-on children's science museum, many parks, trails, playgrounds, recreation programs, and other activities.