Life on the Farm

Things are moving quickly at Love Creek Farm.  We are starting new projects, finishing long lasting projects, and finding new materials to store for the future.  We are busy every weekend (Friday – Sunday), and most updates are posted on our Facebook page: Love Creek Farm.

For updates on the blog, I’ve been spending time creating Pages rather than writing Posts.  I hope to add a few Posts this month!

The new projects are:

Redwood Grove Bark Fence


Compost Bunker Retaining Wall


Our finished projects are:

Outdoor Kitchen


dRain Garden


We recently bought a used greenhouse that is currently sitting in the driveway, waiting for the perfect spot on the farm.


We have a used wrought iron gate as our entrance into the redwood grove that has been sitting for many years.  One metal beam is in place, just have to get the other one cemented in before the gate can be welded on.  In the meantime, we’ve been working to add the redwood bark fence around the redwood grove.  We started in November, 2018, and we are almost to the finish line.


In September, we are having our main water line to the house replaced, and at the same time we will add electrical out to the circular driveway. We were gifted with an antique fruit cart so we plan to start landscaping the front driveway with this cart as a focal point as well as a gazebo and fountain.


Most of Summer and Fall 2018 was devoted to the outdoor kitchen as well as putting finishing touches on the garden redo.  In 2019, we added a retaining wall and art piece to Bee Haven.


In April and May, 2019, we added more perennial beds and espaliered two pear trees.


It’s amazing how far we’ve come, but the projects never end.  Just today, we had our friend cut down a leaning Live Oak over the small, redwood greenhouse.


My intentions were to put the newest greenhouse next to this space, but the tree needed to be removed first.  Now, the hillside is so open with sun that I’m thinking that the grafted apple trees would be perfect here, to expand the apple orchard.  I’m having second thoughts on the location of the new greenhouse.

IMG_2426It’s always a blessing to take time to make decisions and really assess the space. 

About lovecreekfarm

2.5 acre permaculture with heritage orchard, organic gardens, redwood forest, and riparian corridor along Love Creek at the base of Ben Lomond mountain, San Lorenzo Valley, Santa Cruz County.
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