Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Teenage chickens will try to get you car keys...

But it's soooo much safer to just let them borrow your bike.

* Pullet Day this Sunday, August 24th from 2-4pm *

Come on by while a local breeder is at our shop with a variety of teenage hens to add to or create your flock.  Most fluffy ladies are ~$25 and cash sales directly through the breeder.  Best selection early on, stop by the register to get a number when you come in.

We're stocked with chicken feed, organic straw and supplies + so many neat plants and fun goodies.  : )

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beautiful July

Earlier this month, Mamo got to wear the crown on her last chemotherapy 'SPATOOB' day after 5 months! We celebrated wearing our Portland Marathon shirts from the fall, I ran the 8 miles to the clinic and we found a perfectly funny photo of us. Her double mastectomy is August 4th and we are having oodles of fun this month before surgery and recovery time. Thank you all so much for your kindness and again to my awesome team at the shop for allowing me to be with her so much,  you Becca, Adam, Timmy, Kate & Jon!!

We are stocked full of beautiful plants, feed, organic fertilizer, sharp tools and all your gardening and farming needs and treats.

LOTS of summer cover crop in stock, with fall seed in the works + Garlic later in August / early September, woo hooo!!!

xox, Naomi

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Tool Sharpening, Teenage Chickens & PRIDE

Naomi & Mamo (Mary) at the PRIDE Parade
This Saturday 6/21 from 10 - 3pm we'll have a mobile tool sharpening service at the shop.

Starting at $5 and up, Brian from 1Sharptool Edge Service can sharpen your: kitchen knives, garden pruners, shears, shovels, hoes, machetes, loppers and much more.

Pullet day is coming up again on Sunday 6/29 from 2 - 4pm, come on by for teenage chickens and sometimes ducks, too!  

Breeds this month = Silver Laced Wyandottes, Gold Laced Wyandottes, White Rocks, Barred Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Gold / Red / Black Sex-links and some other breeds + possibly some bantams, too! 

Lily holding Minnie
First come first serve, check in at the register and we will give you a number. All sales are directly through the breeder(s) and cash only.

Gorgeous plants, along with seeds for your summer succession planting and fall & winter garden are here for you with smiles.

I reeaallly love my mom. The luck is so very mutual.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

till-ariousness + EQUALITY in Oregon!

it is till-arious around here!

we  Meadow Creature LLC Broadforks! hand-built on Vashon Island, guaranteed for a lifetime of fun: tilling your beds, diggin' out blackberries and trees, removing sod and prying boulders. that's hot. come and get 'em.

LOVE wins !!! Oregon now has marriage equality after a federal judge ruled that the ban voted on previously is unconstitutional. Thank you to all of you who signed the petition at our shop over the past year, in case it needed to go to a vote again. But it doesn't, so AWESOME! xoxox
and thanks to Oregon United for Marriage for all of the hours, strength and love put in!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Get yer tools nice & sharp! + goats in bed

This Sunday 5/18 from 10 - 3pm we'll have a mobile tool sharpening service at the shop.

Starting at $5 and up, Brian from 1Sharptool Edge Service can sharpen your: kitchen knives, garden pruners, shears, shovels, hoes, machetes, loppers and much more.

Rainbow over the herd!  One or our bookkeepers, Carissa W., on the dairy farm she runs with her wife.  We love milker Teeny Tiny and Benmar Farm.

and waking up to these two little goofers next to my bed is the best start to every day.

This overcast weekend is perfect gardening weather for the next round of hot sunny days coming up.  We are loaded with plants & seeds for you.  And chocolate, because - can you really plant beautiful things without nurturing yourself with some first?  (okay, you don't even need a because...)  xox, Naomi

Friday, May 9, 2014

Yes we are open on Mother's Day : )

Oona, Naomi & Binga with coffee!
Bring your momma on by to visit the goats and stroll around for plants and goodies.  Or come by in advance to pick up some treats for her: sharp tools, gorgeous flowers, handmade soaps, raw honey, yummy chocolates, jewelry, books and perhaps, as she is indeed the goddess of fertility that got you here... some organic fertilizer!  ; )

it's "Button Up Friday" and hardworking goats deserve good coffee from their own barista, right? Binga and Oona are thrilled that Equal Exchange just sent them their very own bag of 'Organic Mind Body and Soul' (decaf), aww yeah... they also adore the Love Buzz (cafeens!) that we carry for you humans in the shop. thanks Shawn & Jennifer! xoxox

(+ tonight they move into their new and improved sleeping pen at home with it's own 'goat door', right next to naomi's bed, so today is a REALLY good goatler day)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Stock Tank Party Times!

Bamboo, Tomatoes, Nerds... you can grow anything in these galvanized stock tanks! 

or add hot water to your Nerds instead of dirt = Hot Tub party times!

7 size options: 2'w x 2'h by 3', 4', 5' or 6' long and 2'w x 3'h by 6' or 10' long, prices from $90 to $270 : ) 

Ooo! plus bareroot 'Compact Stella' Cherry trees are in, currently 8' tall and growing only 10 - 12' tall and self-fertile + bareroot Persimmon trees.... and we picked up another round of natives, blueberries, a wide range of fruit, flowers and more.  They were double stacked in the box truck.  We offloaded all of them to organize, put 50% out at the shop, 50% back in the truck to go to our 'Speakeasy' plant overflow space off site and the truck then looked like we hadn't unpacked anything.  It is a clown car box truck, amazing optical illusion like capacity. Ppplllllaaaannnntttssss, we love them!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Pullets, Cattle Tanks + Naomi's shirt and tanks

1) Pullet Day 2- 4pm today for teenage hens (4/27) 
2) 50% mason bee cocoons
3) Naomi's t-shirt and tank tops : )
4) Cattle Tanks for planters & hot tubs in many sizes!
5) Red wiggler worm supply is strong
6) Hay racks your goats and horses will love
7) Flower starts are multiplying weekly
8) Mushroom kits and plugs, shitake, pearl oyster + more
9) Kate made more re-claimed pallet plant tables!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Open on Easter Bunny Sunday + Chauffeuring Goats

Happy Easter Bunny Day! 

the shop is open, the sun is shining and the warmmmth is back. ran the Hop Hop 1/2 Marathon with my folks yesterday in rainbow tutu, polka dots and furry ears. my mom is AWESOME! she starts the lower chemo dose tomorrow through early july and our running & fun times continue. have a gorgeous spring Sunday, thanks for being so neat!!

+ Orchard Mason Bee Cocoons 50% off
+ Organic Baby Chicks peeping
+ Oodles of Seeds and Plants 
+ Farm Fresh Organic Eggs

Binga & Oona love riding to and from work.  Usually in the front seat, but sometimes snuggling in the back...

Their main days at the shop now are Fri, Sat & Sun, as they stay home days I run to work.  They have a LOT to say about how they'd love to be here every day with us.  Lots of goat hikeen adventures coming up as it keeps getting warmer and drier, great to get out on trails!  : )

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April's Fluffy Peepers are here!

Mary & Kate unload chicks with Naomi
Mamo & Kate with the baby chicks!

Breeds are: Ameraucana / Easter Eggers, Barred Rocks, Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, Cuckoo Marans, Delawares, Red Sex-Links, Rhode Island Reds, Salmon Faverolles
Pre-orders and Walk-ins: about 40 of you humans have pre-ordered chicks and we've brought in some extra peepers for those of you that want to call ahead or come on by.

Our next chick pre-order is mid May.

See you soon  : )

Sunday, April 13, 2014

80+ flats of plants just landed!

we could put all these plants away or...... Naomi & Tim are clearly not having any fun...... get back to werk kids!!  ; )

Friday, April 11, 2014

it's so sunny, you want to get blue

Naomi and Becca picked up a giant stash of FRUITY plants for you today + natives and flowering vines. 

150 Blueberries - in 4", 1 & 3, Figs, Lemon and Lime trees blooming and bearing, Evergreen Huckleberries, Star Jasmine, Passionflowers, Honeyberries, Olives, Jostaberries, Honeysuckle, Raspberries.... YUM

Early tomatoes are in for those with greenhouses or potting up in protected areas and so many veggies, herbs, flowers  + seeds = plenty of time for starting nearly everything.

From Uprising Seeds on 4/9: Do you know any of those people who sow everything SO early they get you all stressed that you are behind the ball? I hear so many people say its getting too late to sow peas this time of year, that they need to be sown in Feb or March. You may live someplace hotter, but up here in NW Washington where summers are cool, we haven't sown ours yet... just sayin. (and ours have to go all the way to dry seed). We will soon enough. Probably this week in fact. But some years we haven't sown them until early May, and you know what? we still ate lots of peas those years. Get them in soon if you can, in fact this sunny stretch we're having is a perfect time to sow them, but don't stress it if you don't get to it just yet. People who say things like "Its too late" aren't very helpful. They're wrong. You can tell them we said so.

Yay for very happy bees pollinating at our blueberry grower's farm  : )