The property we are farming was originally a goat dairy in the early 1900's. The dairy farm was known as Myrtle Grove Goat Dairy in Paradise Valley and was managed by Gertie and Tom Lambert who both lived on the property.
According to Barbra Lambert's 2015 book "Homesteading and Stump Farming on the West Coast, 1880–1930", Tom Lambert named the valley Paradise as a joke after the area was burned to the ground in 1918 and looked horrid. The area, now recovered from the devastating fire, is known as "Paradise Valley".
We had the pleasure of meeting Barbra Lambert who filled us in on the families history on the farm. She has written many books about Powell River and the surrounding area's history.