Category Archives: The Farm

Posts related to gardening, chickens, animals, and composting.

When to cut your losses and throw in the towel.

It’s officially been the worst tomato growing season we have ever had. I’m pretty sure I speak for most people when I say that. The combination of the unusually cool summer days, even cooler summer nights and the early rain … Continue reading

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Everybody needs a little flick somtimes.

So the extra cool weather and wet conditions this summer in the Bay Area have left many gardeners vegetable plants in a less than productive state. Hot weather lovers like tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and melons don’t necessarily want to come … Continue reading

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Booooooo Scotts Valley – as if the bee’s don’t need a break.

The lovely city Scotts Valley, Ca. adopted a new ordinance yesterday “allowing” home owners to have bee hives on their property for pollination and honey collection. A newspaper article’s headline in the local paper makes it sound like a great … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to get zucchini

So, the mini garden is finally producing something other than herbs.  The zucchini are here! As usual with squash, they come on strong and quickly overwhelm you.  We have found several tasty recipes to combat the the onslaught of squash.  … Continue reading

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Babies at the farm

Just barely caught a snapshot of this little precious before Jon scared it off trying to “help” it.

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Temporary Housing

Until we can get a tractor into our new sand stone filled hillside, we have to make some temporary housing for all our layers.  Jon dismantled a huge wheelchair ramp that was on the front entrance to our new house … Continue reading

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New farm kitchen – la prima fase

Kitchen before Rip, rip, rip. Down it goes Wait, when did we say we should take out the cabinets? What happened to just taking off the brick veneer? So I guess we didn’t need that brick anyway?  Thanks Matt.

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