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Fruitdale Farm from sedro woolley, WA
Fruitdale Farm

Farm Name: Fruitdale Farm

Year Farm Established: 2009

Location: Sedro Woolley, WA

Years I’ve been farming: 6 years

Animals I raise: One cat,chickens coming...

Crops I grow: All vegies and berries,some fruit trees

Hobbies I enjoy: Sewing,gardenin- g,beads,cooking- ,reading,scrapb- ooking,crocheti- ng,quilting and....oil painting.

The proudest moment on my farm: My story is short,(Ha,Ha)I live in a 38 ft. RV on my husbands late fathers old farm,the barn blew down years ago and all that is left is a few sheds. We don't own the place, we basically caretake it for my husbands brother.We live in the country which has abundant wildlife,and very lovely woods,many neighbors have chickens, horses and cows.I would love to have my own place someday but for now this is where we are, and so I still nurture my inward farmgirl.I started by re-decorating the inside of my RV with vintage and counrty decor.I am still working on that,now it is beginning to look like Spring and so I have all my seeds and still no garden area to put them in, so first project: to make garden boxes.Then a chicken coop,playhouse for the grandkids,a potting shed,a clothes line,then. .......I have come to the conclusion we will never be done.For where would the fun be in that?

Pets: Isabella the cat who thinks she is a dog.

Farm Motto: It is, what it is.......

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  Good Morning
Any progress on the garden? Let me know how the artichokes work out - I'm intrigued! Hope you had a nice weekend!

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05/16/2011 06:04.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Thanks for checking in on us! We are fine, although several towns 15 miles from us were badly hit. The entire roof was blown off of a Lowes Home Improvement, and several people were killed in NC. It has been crazy weather lately.

I'll have some peacock feathers this summer. The males drop their tail feathers after mating season. Please check back with me if you still want feathers.

The summer garden is underway! I have cucumber, pepper and bean seedlings coming up, and am still waiting for my tomatoes and eggplant to germinate. I'll plant some more seeds when my lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and kale finish up. The biggest battle in my garden is grass and weeds! We fertilize with rabbit manure from our barn - it is such a great fertilizer, but the weeds love to grow in it too!

Hope all is well with you. Any progress with your gardening?

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

05/02/2011 05:47.39 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Unfortunately, the peahen is still missing. I am coming to terms with the fact that she will most likely not be back - either has fallen prey, or has taken up residence elsewhere. It's hard!
I know you will be glad to have produce in the off-season. We are fortunate to be able to grow year round here, although I will admit to having garden burn-out after each summer growing season. There is so much to put up for the winter from the summer garden! And weeds keep me busy!!
Next fall, I will plant the usual lettuce, cabbage, kale, broccoli, and also add onions.
What are your favorite summer garden crops? We are usually successful with tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and many types peppers. Squash will begin harvesting in early June, and most of the rest will begin to ripen in July. I plan to try green beans and black beans this year as well. We'll see how that goes!

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04/13/2011 05:05.19 AM Report This Comment  
  I won't be complaing about the weather (For awhile anyway.) So many of you in the midwest have been hit so hard this week.Watching the news some night is so heart breaking.The human spirit can only take so much before it breaks,how thankful I am that I know that we can all look forward to a time when all these troubles will be gone.A time of peace and health,happiness,if I didn't have faith in that promise, my spirit would certainly be sad and depressed all of the time.So here's to the future and all our God's promises for the future.Rev.21:3,4

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04/12/2011 09:48.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
We are in NC, and the weather has been hit or miss. We have had quite a bit of wind recently. Unfortunately, our peafowl flight cage was damaged and one of our peahens disappeared and has not returned. :( Things are getting nice and green with the spring showers, and there are many trees flowering. It won't be long before the heat sets in and the humidity increases, so I am trying to enjoy the spring temperatures. We will plant our summer garden next weekend, as the risk of frost should be past. I still have some winter-spring veggies to harvest - romaine lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and kale.

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04/11/2011 05:53.17 AM Report This Comment  
Thank you for stopping by. We had howling wind, 18 degrees and snow last night,. After 80 degree days last week! Trixie made it through OK, Roxie kept her warm! My tomatos are started, in the house, but not up yet. They'll go into the ground June 1st.

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04/10/2011 05:16.24 PM Report This Comment  
  Well, the sun did come out and now it's gone, and we are back to the usual rain(Boo)I did get outside and get some things done,but I have been sick since Tues. night and so just didn't have the umph to do what I had so planned.I did get a blueberry bush planted and replanted my rhubarb.So......my seeds will have to wait a few more days.
As far as chickens I am still looking at different breeds,I have friends that are making suggestions too.I will probably keep less than a dozen.I want to get a few laying hens from friends, and then buy some chicks.I know our grandchildren would love seeing and being involved with them.I don't think I can do any butchering, so I probably will only raise them for the eggs.I don't know if I want a rooster or not yet? I like to hear them, and I think they are so beautiful,but not sure yet.So any imput from you my new friends will be appreciated.
Yes, about Issie the Cat/dog she really just wants to friends with the deer. One of the young bucks is so used to her,that if he sees her outside, he will walk across the field to come nose to nose with her.It is so much fun to just watch their intereactions.
The good thing about yesterday was that my husband seems to be onboard with helping me get my coldframe and garden boxes made(yahoo!)It will get done so much faster if we are both involved.I always have so many,many projects that when I start telling him some of them,he just looks at me, with this look and says nothing.I know what that look means..."will the project list ever stop?"(ugh...NO)He's a doll,all I have to do is ask ,and he will help me get things done.It's just hard for me to ask!But...I'm learning!
So today I,m staying home, and inside.I have things to do inside here too,believe me,the list is endless.If I just had more energy.I have some rhubarb to make into a upside down cake recipe I found,I think I will at least do that and some mending,sewing,......at least!

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04/10/2011 12:43.20 PM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
He is a wonderful Creator! I feel so close to my Savior when working outside with our animals and in the garden. Thank you for sharing your faith!

Do you know what type of chickens you will get? When I started with chickens, I had know idea I would enjoy them so much, as I had always had mammals. They are such a joy to watch! And, of course, the eggs are awesome!

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04/09/2011 06:45.50 AM Report This Comment  
What kind of chickens are you planning? The deer will get used to the cat, and won't bother to run , soon! Good luck on your garden.

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04/08/2011 11:31.41 AM Report This Comment  
  A sunny Day! finally!
We have had so much rain here lately and broken records for rain in the state(whatever) that I asked my husband if it was time to start bringing the animals in, two by two?
Today is suppose to be our only sunny day of, and all week,so I will be outside today as much as I can,soaking up every last ray I can.Bring it on!!!!!
I need to start my seed trays.We are going to have a late start time for planting this year,so I want to start my seeds inside to transplant later.It doesn't feel like Spring here yet.(moaning)
The cat chased one of our resident deer out of the pasture the other day.Now that was a first! I swear she thinks she is a dog.Funny thing is, she isn't ever around dogs,so how does that happen?Right now ,she looks perfectly innocent, but I know her better than that.It's just a ploy..........

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04/08/2011 08:07.14 AM Report This Comment  
  Good Morning
Sounds like you have a bunch of fun projects to work on. Good luck with pursuing your dreams!

Come visit me, Bentwillow Bunnies & Pittsboro Peafowl.

04/08/2011 05:50.48 AM Report This Comment  


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