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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.

Morning Zen Garden

Nothing better than starting the early morning by watering the garden. The light is perfect.

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New Chicken Coop Roof

It’s been awhile since I posted any updates on the new chicken coop. I’m still amazed that recycled wood has been used for the whole build, except the roof. Half of the composite roofing and the underlayment paper were leftovers … Continue reading

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Chicks Hatched – Olive Eggers

Two of the six eggs hatched on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. That’s it for mamma hen, she is no longer nesting and super happy with her chicks. The chicks are locked in the hen house while I continue building their … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Countdown

We are on the countdown, 6 eggs should be hatching around Tuesday (Day 21). I am trying to get a new chicken coop built for them. I had to prioritize and decide what I could realistically get done by myself. … Continue reading

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Deconstructing, Reusing, Redwood Lumber

I’m on the email list for Wholehouse Building Supply and received an update that the home of the former head of the Business Dept. at Stanford was being demolished. I checked out the images online and noticed two arbors with … Continue reading

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Rod Stewart, the Polish Rooster

Yesterday, we welcomed Rod Stewart, the Polish Rooster to the farm! He was posted for adoption on a group in Boulder Creek, and because he’s an adorable Polish rooster, a small bantam breed, he will fit perfectly. I picked him … Continue reading

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Starling Nest And Baby Chicks, Blue Eggs

I cut off a limb from an oak tree and was about to cut it up into pieces when I saw a nest in the brush. The limb fortunately landed on a brush pile for a soft landing. A baby … Continue reading

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Chicks – 4 weeks old (2 are Roosters)!

The chicks are now four weeks old. It’s very obvious due to the larger comb on two chicks that they are roosters, and they “play” fight at each other. It looks like the other three are hens. Turns out we … Continue reading

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Spring Garden Flowers – Gorgeous Colors!

The spring garden flowers are so beautiful and really showcase the wide variety of intentional planting, propagation and separating of irises, and native blooms of the Valerian. The bees are happy, and we are busy planting seeds in the garden … Continue reading

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Chicks – 2 weeks old

These photos were taken the first week in May so I’m trying to catch up. The chicks were two weeks old. The two moms are separated by a long nesting box. They each have a large crate with shavings to … Continue reading

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