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Winter Snowstorms

Winter Snowstorms

The Seattle area usually gets a few days of snow each year, especially at slightly higher elevations. This year, we have had 2 weeks in a row of particularly heavy snows, with the added benefit of reasonably comfortable temperatures and even some blue sky. Until […]

2019 Edible Garden Map

2019 Edible Garden Map

Here’s the final plan for the edible garden this year. Tomatoes, melons, & cucumbers will be string trellised. Most of the warm-season crops will mulched with black plastic, and grown under clear plastic hoop houses until mid-July.

New Foster Horses

New Foster Horses

Welcome Cruiser and Bailey! These regal old horse-friends join us from our old neighbors at Sammamish Animal Sanctuary. Cruiser is well over 30, and Bailey in her late 20s, and super sweet tempered. They’ll have a little visit with us at Half Full Farm while […]

What We’re Growing This Year

What We’re Growing This Year

Last year was our second full year at Half Full Farm with a dedicated edible garden space. We have a total of twelve 4’ x 8’ rasied beds behind high fencing, along with our beehives – which, so far, has managed to keep the bears […]

The Rotating Hoosier

The Rotating Hoosier

When we purchased Half Full Farm, we had something of a blank slate with regard to furniture. We had sold both our houses, and had significantly downsized most of our belongings as we moved into a rental house together. We started looking for unique or […]

Growing Hardneck Garlic

Growing Hardneck Garlic

We harvested our hardneck garlic over the weekend. This was my first time growing garlic and I found it easy and rewarding. I ordered our bulbs from Territorial Seed Company and put them in the ground soon after they arrived in early October, after adding […]

New Baby Foster Goats

New Baby Foster Goats

  There is a wonderful organization in our area – the Puget Sound Goat Rescue. In addition to rescuing goats from local slaughterhouses and taking in dozens of dairy & breeder cull babies every year, Puget Sound Goat Rescue takes in goats whose owners are […]