Thursday, June 27, 2013


Live in a secluded location only 4.5 miles to Town (2.5 as the crow fly's), 1500 foot elevation, up two miles of county road and 2.5 miles private gravel road.
Take your time and look through our blog and you will see all of the amenities this place has to offer. We have landscaped with food in mind, many fruit trees including Apples (7 varieties), Cherries (3varieties), Plums (3varieties), Pears (2 varieties ea. Asian and European) at least 23 trees total. Blue  Berries, Currents, Josta Berries, Hardy and fuzzy Kiwis, 10 foot by twenty four foot greenhouse on 2.5 foot raised bed. I forgot the nuts, about thirty filbert trees, one pecan tree, and one walnut tree. Lots of landscaping, river rock wall, stack block walls, etc.

An 18x20 goat barn with milking area (could be used as shop or garage), wired for electric, another 10x10 buck barn (new roof) with separate pasture for the boys, 10x13 chicken coop wired for electric, 16x20 two stall horse shelter with fenced paddock, Also good sized pasture with a seasonal pond (part year round). a small 13x30 shop, home is three bed rooms, 2 bath, with a full basement and a two car, car port along with a single car garage. The woodshed has a new roof and holds 3.5 cords of wood. The ocean can be seen from several places on the property including the house (from the house in winter only unless trees are removed).
Look over the blog and you will see what is here. We are asking $429,900.00 and if you are good people we will leave some equipment and or stock. We are in no great hurry to sell so don't Low Ball the price.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


OOPS, I forgot to put in the pictures of the finished wall. The first picture is of the wall from the deck looking toward the greenhouse  and the second is the end toward the greenhouse.
The only thing left is to put down weed barrier along the filbert trees and cover with compost. Therefore this edit has to be put up so you can see where we are.
Well the last couple of weeks has really gotten a lot of things done that we needed around here. Weekend before last our eldest son and family came over and helped us on the block wall as well as repairing two spots on the ceiling that were damaged when the shower up stairs leaked, he also repaired the shower drain. I have already posted pics of the wall when he was done, and I will get pics of the ceilings soon.
This last weekend our youngest son and kids came down with one of his friends and two of his kids, wow what a houseful.
We had sold our D-2 Caterpillar to the son's friend and they came to pick it up. Prior to loading the Cat on the trailer they had to play with it, which was to our advantage. As you can see from the above photo, we can actually park our truck under our car port.
 This is looking across the pond at the largest log removed from the pond and placed to catch soil.
 This is another view of the same log.
 This is a second pile of logs also removed from the Pond, they are braced against an old growth stump.
They used the cat to pull several logs out of the pond and place them as eco-logs to catch runoff and stop erosion.
After placing the logs both of the men cleaned out our Goat barn and used the bedding for a filter layer next to the logs, after which they hauled about half my dirt pile down onto the top of the bedding so the horses would not eat the alfalfa that was waste from feeding the goats.
All of the kids helped in ways they could depending on age and size.
This is what the area on top of the first log looks like, at this point I have also planted grass seed on the soil. during the seed planting we received a lot of light rain that wet things down but didn't dislodge the seed. 
Really looks great now, Janice and I went all around the place planting grass seed, about 75 pounds in total. We covered the horse paddock first.
 We are really hoping with the rain this seed takes off and grows well, but as you can see below, the horses were not confined off of this area.
 As you can see by the next two pics the horses are really glad the rain has stopped. I am hoping that the churning of the soil by the horses will help make better soil to seed contact and improve germination. 
At one point Everyone was gone from the place and I got ambitious and stacked a half pallet of blocks onto the wall.
 It really is starting to look pretty good!
 Janice went out today and started curving the ends around toward the drive way.
 Today the Honey Bees are happy, happy, happy, the rain has stopped and they are working their little selves like crazy.
 Janice went out yesterday while I was seeding the paddock and cut the grass in the bee yard by hand, no easy task.
 This is an area in the trees in the pasture that we seeded, due to it being almost totally bare.
 I also seeded up the hill under the log there. I had already seeded above the log a couple of weeks back. I did walk up and check above the log and new grass is sprouting there.
This is a bare area in the pasture where the horses really like to roll. Actually it previously had grass growing there, but that's horses for you.
We hired our neighbor to cut, split and stack our firewood this year. Holy Cow does it ever feel good to know that chore is done.
 Janice picked the last of the Turnips and Beets out of the greenhouse, maybe time to plant more outside.
 The sweet Peas, Green Onions, Green Beans, more Radishes, and a little lettuce is doing well.
 We really didn't think these pigs would have grown this fast. The area they are laying across is eight feet, that means they are in the four foot range. Makes me think Pork Chops are in the not too distant future.
Janice has finished this end's curve, now onward! Oh shoot, now she wants me to sharpen the shears she uses on the grass. She can't use the weed eater due to the Shasta Daises and the Filbert Trees being too close.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


This weekend was very busy. Our eldest son and his family came to visit and assist us with some stuff around the place. Of course it broke my heart when Kaitlyn spent a lot of time playing with Grandpa.
Specifically two spots on the main floor ceiling where the shower had leaked upstairs and damaged the main floor ceiling. Our oldest son is a good builder and knows that kind of thing much better than Janice or I. While here D.J. also helped out with stacking Blocks in the wall Janice is building.
 The Peonies are really looking nice and since Janice and D.J. worked over the yard so does it.
 We are still going to need a few of pallets of blocks to finish this wall and the garden in the center of the yard.
Today D.J. and some of his family are in Brookings, one of his long time friends has Cancer, and D.J. is building him a wheelchair ramp into his home.
 Natasha is becoming quite the horse lady and Flash is really liking the extra attention. This is his second grooming of the day.
 Dancer was being especially good for Janice today and she is loving the attention also.
 I wasn't able to get the camera before they left as I helped them tack up.
 I thought Flash was going to go into the paddock when they returned the first time but he was just headed for the trail again. 
Janice and Tash went for a second little ride.
After Janice helped D.J. haul some wood down to Brookings, Natasha came back to spend the night with us, so her and Janice got the horses ready and went for a ride. They both said they enjoyed themselves and the horses were wanting to go as well. I could really tell Tasha really liked the ride she was excited and talking about 40 miles a minute.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Progress on Block Wall

I was finally able to start work on the block wall again yesterday. The rain has finally decided to subside for a while.
I made good progress as I got the base row finally complete to the point at each end I will slightly start to make a bend.

At the top of the row we have some filberts planted and need to get them weeded very badly. So I will be working very hard to get this wall up and back filled. I then want to get the weeds cut back and pulled away from the filberts. Then I will take cardboard or news paper (very thick) and spread around the trees and fill with compost. I do that to help stop the weeds from coming back so soon. I plan on putting a soaker hose down first with a short piece of regular hose connected to the faucet so all I have to do is turn it on and off as needed and the filberts will get watered.

As I was headed back to the house after taking the first two pictures I noticed my Jasmine is full of blooms getting ready to open. This is the first time it has been this full. Exciting for me.
Hope everyone has a great day and may God Bless each one.