Category Archives: Construction

Apples are ready

This is year three for the orchard, and a few of the trees are already producing. The biggest winner is the Whitney Crab. As you can see, it already has a lot of fruit. They are small and a little … Continue reading

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Muth Jars

It’s honey season once again in the Nehalem river valley. How time flies (and bees too!). This year, we thought we’d experiment with some new packaging. Back in the early 1900s, there was a glass jar company called “Muth” that … Continue reading

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Dumpster Day

This weekend we held our first serious work party. We’ve been tearing out garbage and rotted parts of the house for months, and in the name of expedience, we’ve been simply tossing the debris into a giant pile near the … Continue reading

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Bikers arrive

…but not big bearded guys in black leather riding Harleys. More like, two energetic young friends of ours riding their bikes from Seattle to Denver. Yes, you heard that right. What an adventure! To give themselves a break, Danny and … Continue reading

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Backhoe archaeology

I have long been dreading the coming battle against the blackberries. The new farm at Gravel Creek has a beautiful lower field that is about an acre and a half, flat, close to the creek, with good sunlight that is … Continue reading

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More Markets

The market season is in full swing now! Last week we did our first Tillamook market, though at this point, it’s more of an advertisement than a money making venture. Though, things are going well- at the Manzanita Market on … Continue reading

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Joe & Katy visit

This week brought something exciting and new… two of our friends from Peace Corps came to visit! Joe & Katy shared in many of our adventures while we were serving in Guatemala, and we are especially close with them because … Continue reading

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First market of 2013

The summer must be here for real. The first farmers’ market of 2013 us upon us. Last Friday, I sorted through the shed and dug out all the goodies that make up the stand: scale, table, canopy, flags, markers, cash … Continue reading

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East wall down

I feel a little bad that our farm blog is getting temporarily overrun as a house remodel blog, but that’s at least three quarters of what’s going on right now. Maybe that’s OK, though, as homebuilding and shelter have been … Continue reading

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A room with a view

Destruction continues apace at the Gravel Creek cottage. It’s Ryan’s spring break, and while his class is out playing, he’s stuck helping me destroy stuff. The weather has ┬áreally given us a break so far, and we’ve had three pretty … Continue reading

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