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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.

Pedestal Sink Water Fountain

Pedestal Sink No. 4 is the biggest of the five salvaged sinks from the Stanford Inn. I knew I wanted to turn this sink into a fountain and place it adjacent to our bird feeder  so I took my chances … Continue reading

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Start of Locust Retaining Wall

Since the beginning we have always wanted a retaining wall at the base of the hillside.  We added a drainage swale years ago in front of a persimmon tree to eliminate some run-off through the horse corral, but dirt would … Continue reading

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Last Black Locust Trees Cut for Lumber

Today, we had 2 locust trees cut down. One tree grew two big trunks so it was really like 3 trees.  For years, we’ve discussed building a retaining wall below our persimmon tree to hold back the hillside along a … Continue reading

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Pedestal Sink Salvage

On Friday, July 3, I headed to Menlo Park to salvage pedestal sinks from the historic (i.e. old) Stanford Inn.  It is a quirky vintage hotel near Stanford University that is being demolished in a week.  After seeing photographs, I … Continue reading

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15 Rescue Hens from the San Jose Animal Shelter

Our new page: 15 Rescue Hens from the San Jose Shelter

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Greenhouse – 1 year later – in Place!

The story of the Greenhouse! On Thursday, May 14, 2020 (almost exactly one year), Rich built the frame of the greenhouse using cement piers and redwood 2x4s.  Originally, I thought of raising it up at least 3′ for planting beds … Continue reading

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Perennial Garden

Check out new page with some before and after photos to really show the difference 15 years has made to the landscape.  Lots of love and hard work to transform the space. https://lovecreekfarm.com/perennial-garden/

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Transforming Space for a Hot Tub

The Sun Deck lasted way longer than estimated since we used recycled redwood to build it.  I have fond memories of driving to Santa Rosa with my dad to pick up the redwood from a guy who rebuilt his deck.  … Continue reading

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Little Tractor, More Space

On Saturday, April 4, 2020 La Selva Tree Service came over to do some work on the farm.  One of the main priorities was cutting off an oak limb that would be hanging over the greenhouse.  My friend Lisa advised … Continue reading

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Propane Tank Art: Ice Cooler Bench

For over a year, I’ve been searching for a propane tank that could be cut up to fit as a cover for my outdoor kitchen stove.  Every time I find something, it’s too small.  So, when welder, Jordan Booth texted … Continue reading

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