Monthly Archives: November 2017

Garden Art – Redwood Fence

The redwood and wine barrel fence is done!  The spider webs inside the wine barrel rings glitter in the sun!  The next step is building taller doors to keep out the local bobcat.  This is a safe space for the … Continue reading

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Retaining Wall Prep.

A big December/January project is to finally build the retaining wall next to the chicken coop.  The whole hillside was dug out in December 2005 to expand the chicken coop, and retaining wall blocks were purchased used on craigslist.org about … Continue reading

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Garden Update – Wood Chips!

The garden is looking good with lots of wood chips added, about 12 inches thick. The last of the soil in the walkways was dug out on Thanksgiving by farmhand Will Burke. Cardboard is laid out for sheet mulching now … Continue reading

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Horse Stall Roof

Today, we were able to get the roof of the horse stall correctly sloped by jacking up the center beam three inches and adding support.  The roof doesn’t sag toward the end anymore, and hopefully it will not leak in … Continue reading

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Redwood Slab Siding – Horse Stall

Improvements are slowly being made to different areas of the farm, depending on what materials we find/recycle and the timing of the project. When we first moved in, the horse stall was just a shell of a structure.  Improvements were … Continue reading

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Locust Planter Beds

The garden is coming along beautifully!  Today it is raining, so I’m very glad I built two more planter beds last weekend.  I had to use thinner branches for these, and it does add variety to have bigger trunks and … Continue reading

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