Bruce and Trisha Palmer moved to Yelm, Washington in 1989. They fell in love with Rainier, so they moved here in 1991. In 1993 they started their business "Simply Australian". Their main product line is called "Rossi Boots". Their boots are durable, well made and they last a long time. You'll find them on Monday Wednesdays and Fridays at Rossi Boots, located in the rear of 705 Binghampton from 9 AM - 5 PM. If you have any questions, feel free to call them at: (360) 446-1066 or email them at: RBP@lugosoft.net.
When they're not working they're volunteering here in Rainier, beautifying main street! You'll see the results of their handiwork and green thumb up and down Hwy 507. They helped put in the flower beds in Brogan's, Rainier Grocery and Rainier Pizza.
They started working at the Rainier Community Garden in 2011. Bruce helped build the shed where their members meet before they start on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Bruce also helped put water spigets on every raised bed. Since he was the only man volunteering for the last couple of years, he mowed between the raised beds. He talked to Angie Karnes, and asked her if they could get rid of the grass and put hog fuel between the rows. This has helped tremendously. It's easy to maintain.
Anyone who would like to volunteer at the Rainier Community Garden, located beside Rainier High School, can contact Bruce and Trisha or Angie Karnes. Volunteers can harvest produce for themselves and their families. Extra produce is donated to the Rainier Emergency Food Center. In 2019 they donated over 3,000 pounds of organic produce to the food bank.
Bruce and Trisha are much more that "Simply Australian". When I asked them if they missed Australia, their knee jerk reaction was "NO!!!". We simpy love living in Rainier!!!!!!!