Tag Archive: Tools

Phase ONE

Phase ONE: Starter Greenhouse Reconstruction It’s finally happening. After years of considering and weeks of planning, the party greenhouse reconstruction is underway. We finally have a break from the rains (we flooded 3… Continue reading

One for the Road

In the spirit of before and after, extra innings, ones for the road and keepin’ on….             We have come a long way (back) in a short 15… Continue reading

A Bigger Mama

February Farm Project Week Brought to you by Big big Mama, a couple of craigslist fast finds, a damn fine pruner and his comrades in damn fine-ness, my local man Juan, and a whole lot-o-dirt… Continue reading

Beauty Everywhere

The Skagit valley tulip fields are exploding, the last of the snow melts on the lower mountains. The sunsets are breathtaking and the fruit trees are in bloom. It is beautiful. Springtime on… Continue reading

Country Kids

I love farm life with children. Though their productivity may be limited at times, their enthusiasm makes every task more enjoyable. As much as I miss living in the city, seeing the little ones… Continue reading


Set backs are a part of farming, a part of any project really. We are dumping the dead plant pots, shadows of the nursery–an effort we began years ago. Dragging a project out… Continue reading

Like a Turtle

Slow and steady. With the help of Andreas (our hardworking college friend from the classifieds), the tractor (lent to us from the Guemes Island Resort) and Kris’ ambition….the farm is reinventing itself day… Continue reading

Starter Up!

Starter Greenhouse Updates With the plastic still in route..we’ve turned our focus to the beds. We are moderating the original layout–gradually dissembling the back tables for future use and installing raised beds in… Continue reading

Spring Happening

Finally. Some changes are underway. The latest and greatest addition to the farm is our Rototiller–the devil who will dare to break this well packed Skagit ground. Purchased off a neighbor down the… Continue reading

Guemes Plant Sale

By our standards, the first public appearance was quite the success! The guys had a blast. They packed the u-hual with perennials and vegetable starts and headed to Guemes Island for the annual… Continue reading