Category Archives: About

Horses in the Redwood Grove

It’s been about a year since the horses were able to play in the redwood grove. Finally let them out to enjoy the fresh redwood sprouts and beautiful, shady space. There are 32 redwoods in a ring in our “Cathedral … Continue reading

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Upper Tier Retaining Wall

This area has been a work in progress. First oak trees were removed and then we had fire clearing with goats. Next was tractor work to put in a trail and smooth the area. The “fun” part is designing the … Continue reading

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New Horse Fence

We finished adding all the fence posts (4×4 redwood) around the upper perimeter on the hillside. We want the horses to stay up on the hill and not venture through the garden and to the front of the house to … Continue reading

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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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