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Fall is here!!
Fall has arrived and not too soon. This last summer was hot and dry. We had two of the hottest days yet on record at the farm. In mid-August we had two days of 118 degrees with days of 117 … Continue reading
Heading into Summer
Great progress has been made on the raised beds this Spring with the garlic and onions reaching for the sky.Krysta and Sarha joined us for two lovely weeks and did a lot of weeding, raised bed building, and putting two … Continue reading
A new season on the farm.
We had our first Wwoofer of the season join us in the last days of February. Jessie had received her Masters degree from Bastyr College and was looking for a place to call home and Wwoofing on the way. She … Continue reading
Reaching the Top.
Winter is upon us and the garden beds are at rest. The rains have started and the temperatures have dropped. And the root cellar is topped!! There has been a constant push since last March to complete the root cellar … Continue reading
Gopher proofing the beds.
Over the years, we’ve had problems with the gophers eating up our gardens. The little rodents live underground and eat the roots of the plants above. They loved our garlics and onions, ate the melons and squashes, and of course … Continue reading
Growing the Root Cellar
This summer the farm has had an international growing experience: We’re growing a root cellar. With help from all over the world, including Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Slovakia, Iceland, New Zealand, and the USA, the root cellar has reached new … Continue reading
Root Cellar Grows
With the help of our Wwoofers we made great progress adding more levels to the root cellar. We are waterproofing, backfilling and mudding as we grow. It’s a race to the finish before winter sets in. Thank you to all … Continue reading
Dry Farmed Success.
Finally, new news!! We did have a great harvest with dry farmed watermelons. This was the first year we tried dry farming and what a success. You would think that watermelons, being so juicy – and well, watery, they would … Continue reading
Dog days of summer
Wwoofer Katelyn hanging lavender to dry. With only one week of temps in the 110+ range, the summer of 2011 has been a mild one so far. The lavender was beautiful and abundant, and the bees loved every blossom they … Continue reading
Lavender harvest of the Labyrinth.
This summer (2011) we harvested a little too late for an optimum harvest, due to the fact that we had a very poor wildflower and fruit bloom. This year we had two killer freezes just when the wildflowers and fruit … Continue reading