Tree Swallows, Bats, and Barn Owls

Tree Swallows, Bats, and Barn Owls

I can be a little batty at times, but now that label will be justified! There are a few ways to combat pests on a farm, but keeping pests under control in an organic system can be challenging. I know that there are “sprays” that kill pests, even organically approved sprays, but I just don’t…

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What’s New?

What’s New?

What’s new is that it’s July and I am wondering what happened to June!? It looks like chilly June is going to carry over into July. Sorry tomatoes and peppers, maybe August will be your month! After last year, I made a conscious decision to plant heat-loving crops early and take advantage of the changing climate….

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It’s a good thing there are only 24 hours in a day

It’s a good thing there are only 24 hours in a day

Hustle, hustle, hustle! When the weather turns and the sun comes out, it is all hands on deck. I have to keep reminding myself that it is only April and that I will be planting crops until August. I used to think that vegetable farming was a marathon race, but now I am more inclined…

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Pre-Order Your Local Berries, Canning Veggies, and Herbs!

Pre-Order Your Local Berries, Canning Veggies, and Herbs!

For 17 years, we’ve been bringing the local harvest to you. Each season, while the Northwest harvest is at its peak – we deliver it to your door! How can you get your share of the local good? It’s simple. Contact us to let us know which of the bulk fruits and/or veggies you’d like, and we’ll…

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Time to Prune

Time to Prune

Last year, we “top worked” some Comice pear trees in our orchard—36 to be precise. We saved 12 of these trees to pollinate the Buerre Bosc pears. I planted the orchard five years ago, but the Comice pears have not performed well and seemed unhappy in our microclimate. The Bosc pears, however, took to the…

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