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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.

Colorful Irises

Our Iris selection keeps growing as we accumulate new colors and find more places in and around the garden to add them. Next winter, we’ll add more bulbs, such as daffodils, which seem to do well with the gophers.

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Spring Time in the Perennial Garden

Gorgeous and colorful blooms this time of year!

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Projects update & 4 new Chicks!

The farm has been busy with new projects, finishing projects, thinking about projects, and a blessing of four new chicks! The generator shed is moving quickly. We were able to use materials laying around, such as 2×4 redwood and tongue … Continue reading

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Bees: 3 Queens and a Split

As part of my 3-day birthday vacation, I scheduled Emily Bandor from Santa Cruz Bee Company for a consultation on my big hive. I’ve had this hive for about 8+ years, and the bee genetics are outstanding. Low mite counts, … Continue reading

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Garden Bed Walkway

Yesterday, Will and I teamed up to level the walkway by the new redwood bark planter beds. The hillside was sloping up and it needed to be flat. I took a pick and hacked out the soil while farmhand Will … Continue reading

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Ring Art in the Oaks

On Tuesday evening at 5pm, a local tree climber and arborist, Shaun, hung my new hanging art installation. I chose a group of oak trees visible out the house window and also visible to anyone driving up the road. Once … Continue reading

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Honey Hill Bee Arbor

Today I finished building the new bee arbor by adding the corrugated roofing panels. I also added metal legs to the bee stand and prepped the hive components. I’ll be planting herbs in the pots for the bees too.

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Redwood Bark Stairs

Yesterday, we finished stairs up to our Tier 3 area with the new planter beds. After digging the steps, we outlined with the burnt redwood bark slabs and covered with wood chips. Looking good!

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Honey Hill Bee Arbor

The new arbor for our second bee hive is almost done. Just have to add the plastic roofing panel on top to protect the hive. Now, we have to build another arbor higher up the hill for a third hive. … Continue reading

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Redwood Bark Planter Beds

Yesterday, we finished the four planter beds made from redwood bark slabs. Today we added the cement wire to keep out gophers. We also cemented in 4 10′ redwood 4x4s to make a stand for a new bee hive. Next … Continue reading

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