Fall equinox came and went a few weeks ago, and we’re starting to see signs of fall at the farm. Nights are cooler, rain has returned, and change is in the air.
Leaves are starting to turn color and coat the ground. Weeds we treated a few weeks ago are yellowing, the ponds are full, and the pastures are greening up nicely.
Most of the walnuts have fallen from the tree, but the chestnuts are still ripening. We expect them to be falling by the end of the month.
We continue to prepare for winter. A gate is being installed on the driveway. We’ve sealed some leaks and secured a few loose shingles. The shorter and shorter days lend more urgency to completing our other fall chores!
We don’t know what variety of walnut we have at the farm, but our guess is English walnut. The old hulls on the ground don’t look like black walnut shells. The tree must have started to split at one point in the past, because the tree has grown around a chunk […]
The farm is 13.15 acres in farm deferral, an acre for the home, and an acre for a woodlot. Our woodlot is primarily tall Douglas fir trees, but there are a few Oregon ash trees on one side. The fir trees are in the southwest corner of the property (behind […]
It’s February, and we’re seeing the farm start to wake up from dormancy. The fields are greening up, robins are searching for worms, and the pussy willows are popping. A cold snap in December challenged us to keep the pipes from freezing as a bitterly cold east wind blew against the […]