Photo gallery: Visit to the farm of 'Little People, Big World' fame

Photo gallery: Visit to the farm of 'Little People, Big World' fame

When Business Journal Photographer Cathy Cheney mentioned in our company lunch room that she met Matt Roloff at an Oregon film industry event, I had to ask: "Can you get us an invite to Roloff Farm?"

For those of you who aren't familiar with Roloff Farm, it's the Washington County home of Matt and Amy Roloff and their three children, who are stars of the TLC reality show "Little People, Big World."

Their farm is the central location for the show and it includes an amazing collection of buildings, including an old West town, a chapel, a Noah's Ark, a castle, beautifully restored barns, a pumpkin patch and more.

Behind the scenes at Roloff Farm

As I very clearly note in this blog, I'm a long-time fan of the show and was excited about the prospect of seeing the farm for myself.

Cathy put in a request to Matt and Amy Roloff and they agreed to host us. So on a very rainy February morning, Cathy and I made the trek to rural Washington County.

The couple had their own agenda in agreeing to meet with us. They wanted to discuss their ongoing property dispute with Washington County. A fascinating legal story centered on Fourth Amendment rights that they hope goes all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Reporter Wendy Culverwell will have an in-depth report on the lawsuit and its possible implications in Friday's paper.

But as the images captured by Cathy show, the Roloffs were also happy to tour us around the farm, rain and all.