Backyard and commercial flock owners beware: Bird flu is highly infectious and deadly for birds, causing high mortality rates, and it can spread to other wildlife, but it does not pose a problem to people.
Photo by Max LaMonte. Picture is taken from the tallest tree on our hillside. Waiting for Tomatoes Our tomato patch is right outside the kitchen window this year. Almost every plant is growing robustly, and some are ridiculously robust. Everyone on our crew has 20 – 40 tomato plants to[Read More…]
Honeybee swarm Bumblebees Gales Meadow Farm has been a Flagship Farm for the Oregon Bee Project since 2017. This means that staff from the Oregon Department of Agriculture have trapped and helped us to trap bees on our farm to provide data on the distribution and numbers of all the[Read More…]
Photo by Max LaMonte. Picture is taken from the tallest tree on our hillside. Garden Starts, aka Baby Plants Seeds need heat to germinate. Baby plants need less heat to grow, but they do need as much light as possible. Everything growing so far is hardy, meaning it can stand[Read More…]
The sun sets on a farm in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – The Washington County Farm Bureau is offering two scholarships to budding farming and agriculture professionals who are entering or continuing their post high school education. “The Washington County Farm Bureau’s purpose is to support agriculture[Read More…]
Photo by Max LaMonte. Picture is taken from the tallest tree on our hillside. It’s time to order seeds again I am going to repeat some of the material from last year’s column about seeds, because I want my neighbors in Gales Creek and Banks to have seed buying information[Read More…]