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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.

Compost ‘Coop’ Door

One door on and 2 more to go. I was able to scrounge up enough redwood to piece together this door, about 5′ x 4′. I had used hinges and latches so this worked well. Stayed tuned for more doors … Continue reading

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Small Locust Bed

We had some left over locust branches so it was time to replace a bed in the garden that was outlined with terra cotta tubes. The tubes were randomly falling over, the gopher wire had holes, and we wanted to … Continue reading

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Cover Crops for the Garden Beds

Last weekend we pushed hard to get the manure spread in the garden and cover crop seeds (Barley and peas) planted. We have more work to do this weekend, but looking good!

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Green Mulch Compost Area

This was one of the most time consuming building projects in awhile. I usually prefer something quick to move on to other things, but this one took almost two weeks. Basically, I had to build up a hillside along the … Continue reading

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Cover Crop Time – Preparing for Winter 2021

We are spending the next few days getting the garden replenished with composted horse manure and a cover crop. It’s going to rain next week so perfect time to get things settled for the new year. I bought 7.5 lbs … Continue reading

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Preparing for Compost Bins (Another dig day)

Another day of clearing dirt and building up the new hillside space. I think I added at least 3 feet of dirt in a 12′ space. Plans for tomorrow: layout the measurements and start cementing in the posts for 4 … Continue reading

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Preparing for Compost Bins (Leveling Dirt)

The exciting part of building the compost bins, is building the compost bins. The preparations beforehand aren’t as fun, especially moving tons of dirt with a shovel. Before I can dig post holes and cement in the posts, the area … Continue reading

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Street Sweeper Brush for the Horses

I was searching under Farm & Garden for Monterey on craigslist when I came across an ad for used Street Sweeper Brushes. Horses, cows, and goats like to scratch on them, so I responded, thinking the horses would enjoy it. … Continue reading

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New Composting Area for the Garden

As we near winter, it’s time to manage the cuttings and dead plant debris from the garden. Usually, I throw it over the wire fence along the creek. I came up with the idea of expanding an area adjacent to … Continue reading

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WhatChamaHoozits Grove

Fun art project completed for back of the redwood grove that faces our deck. I can also see it out the kitchen window. I had 3 kid’s bike frames I had wanted to use for the dragonfly gong, and a … Continue reading

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