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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.

Corral Mud Management Grid Panels – Lighthoof

Check out our  new page: Corral Mud Management Grid Panels Before During After More to come….  

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Retaining Wall Done!!

The Compost Bunker Retaining Wall was finished today!  It feels awesome to accomplish this project. I remember 2 years ago getting a couple of quotes to build this wall and the cement block retaining wall in the garden.  The cost … Continue reading

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Redwood Grove Iron Gates

It’s exciting that the fencing around the Cathedral Redwood Grove is almost finished.  We started on the Redwood Bark Fence back in November 2018.  I’m happy that I finished another section today. However, we are actually considering adding the slab … Continue reading

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Happy Sunflower Chair

Many, many years ago I found this very unique chair at Mac’s Place, an antique store in Boulder Creek.  It was sturdy, but a chipped blue color with faded yellow sunflowers.  The pattern and details of the cut wood flowers … Continue reading

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Retaining Wall Work Progress

Today was another work day on the retaining wall.  Fortunately, my friend’s 13 year old son has been working on the farm, so I knew he could help.  I started moving gravel around 10:30am, and then at 12pm, H. was … Continue reading

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Cutting Trees (Live Oak & Gravensteins)

All of a sudden, on the same day at the same time, two Gravenstein apple trees lost limbs. Fortunately, I had already asked my friend Lisa to come over and cut down a leaning Live Oak that I wanted removed.  … Continue reading

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Worm Bins

We were fortunately gifted with three sets of worm bins and many trays to layer higher with food scraps. I set up the bins about a month ago and started with worms from the Compost Bunker.  I added shredded newspaper … Continue reading

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Retaining Wall Gravel Day

To read from the beginning, visit: Compost Bunker Retaining Wall On July 21, 2019, 6 yards of River Gravel were delivered from Central Home Supply in Scotts Valley.  River Gravel is similar to drain rock, but it’s less expensive. Today, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Sink Arbor

The sink arbor was installed today, and it really looks great behind the bee hives. The vintage enamel sink was free, but it sat out in the driveway all winter.  As soon as the rain stopped in early April, we … Continue reading

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