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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.

Broody Hens

We have a very brood hen named Goldie. I broke her of it about 6 weeks ago, but she wants to be a mamma. Then, a noticed one of our Washington’s, Georgie was hanging in the nesting box too. I … Continue reading

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Cute Ducklings on Love Creek

The duck who nested along Love Creek under the berry bushes is now a proud mamma. I counted 11 ducklings that are following her up and down the creek. They are super cute, and she happily quacks in the sun. … Continue reading

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Sun is Shining & the Flowers are Blooming! Paradise in Ben Lomond.

Morning photos of flowers and pots. Landscape Art!

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Front of the House Makeover

The front of the house has always been what it is. Wood stacked in front of the windows for the wood burning stove and a plot of weeds under the bedroom window. We never bothered to plant anything there because … Continue reading

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Planter Bed Redo – Adding Clay Tubes

Makeover for a planter bed near the Brick Patio. Removing a small border of river rocks to add clay tubes from the garden. I got half way done today. We are still plugging away on fixing planter beds, adding wire, … Continue reading

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Rain Barrel Water Catchment

When I bought the black, plastic tube for the septic riser, they only sell a 5 ft. length. I only needed about 2 ft. so what to do with the leftover? I have two plastic rain barrels and decided to … Continue reading

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Septic Riser Planter Bed

After digging up the front planter bed to find the septic lid, we thought about the option for adding a riser. We were told to get the riser from Shelton Pipe in Morgan Hill because they carried all the parts. … Continue reading

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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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