Author: Al

Rob Fetters Barn Concert

Rob Fetters Barn Concert

It’s not often you get to know your heroes. You get older and jaded and figure out you were dead wrong. You hero is somehow even better than you imagined. As a bit of background, most of you know that Al was, long ago, a […]

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 […]