Pond and barn repairs completed in October

October 31, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

In October we made repairs to the pond drain and to the barn roof. Pond drain unplugged The overflow drain for the upper pond keeps the pond from overflowing into the adjacent field. (The upper pond is fed by underground springs that constantly refill the pond.) Unfortunately, that drain became […]

The farm is waking up from a winter rest

February 21, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

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 […]

Basic geology of the Beavercreek farm area

September 30, 2013 Tom Salzer 0

The rock under your property influences soil fertility, slope stability, water availability, and even which native plants grow there. Our Beavercreek farm can be seen on the Geologic Map of the Oregon City 7.5′ Quadrangle, Clackamas County, Oregon (a higher resolution map is available here), at the intersection of South Beavercreek […]