I was about one when we moved to Ridgefield, Washington in 1980. I recently moved back with my husband. If you’d ask me a few years ago, I wouldn’t have predicted that we’d move back. The idea first came up in a conversation about how we could start our own small farm. We asked my parents about sharing their land and the idea gained momentum. A year later we’re living in Ridgefield, fixing up a mobile home, and have field full of winter vegetables. Now that we’re here, I’d like to learn about Ridgefield, as it exists right now. That said, I’m also curious to find out how it has existed in the past because like John Steinbeck said, “How will we know it’s us without our past?” One of the ways I've been learning about the past and present is by recording conversations with people who live in Ridgefield. Some people are new to the area and others have been here most of their lives. If you'd like to listen to some excerpts from these conversations, click on a house and then click on the play icon. You should hear a voice after a few seconds.