Status report on Beavercreek Farm

September 10, 2014 Tom Salzer 0

We have fielded plenty of questions about the Beavercreek Demonstration Farm over the past several months.  July marked the first anniversary of our stewardship of Roaring Creek Ranch, aka the Beavercreek Demonstration Farm. Since we own only one farm, to us it is simply the Farm. Questions we’ve received… (1) […]

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 […]

Rain and runoff at the farm

September 29, 2013 Tom Salzer 0

It has certainly been a wet and windy weekend at Roaring Creek Ranch!  The upper pond was nearly full, but the lower pond was several feet below full…until this storm arrived. The animals are wet, but they quickly move into the shelter of the barn during the heaviest rains. We learned […]