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We have a rad new mural on the honey house at Old Blue Raw Honey painted by artist Manny Arechiga, and we could not be more pleased with how it turned out. Manny is a friend who has been helping us out with beekeeping and honey extraction since early June, but last week he used a different set […]

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Hi. I’m Camille Storch, and I’m running for Position 3 on the Philomath School Board. If you live in the Philomath School District, I would appreciate your vote in the May 16th election. I’m a lifelong Philomath resident and product of Philomath public schools (PHS class of 2001). I’m a parent of two children currently […]

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I snapped a few photos of my parents huge garden/small farm on Saturday. It’s kinda fun to compare them with this post from almost exactly a year ago. My mom has almost everything planted, and my dad’s been attacking the robust, early-summer weeds. Unlike last year, I’ve barely helped out at all this spring, so […]

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For the last four years, Henry has been adding to and selecting from his pool of honeybee genetics all originating from feral, Pacific Northwest-adapted colonies. In order to propagate those genetics as well as maintain and increase his hive numbers, he started grafting his own queens last year. Grafting queens takes a lot of time, […]

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Every spring, I remember just how much I love artichokes. They’re a pain to eat, but boy, do they taste good with that earthiness that’s somehow sweet and bitter at the same time. Henry planted a row of artichokes at my parents’ property (that they lovingly refer to as “The Other Place”) a few years […]

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Rachel Prickett, co-owner of Provenance Farm along with her husband Keith, is a young, newish farmer, but what she lacks in experience, she makes up for in her steadfast care for her animals and the sweat equity she’s invested in the farm. For the last three years, the Pricketts have been raising thousands of pastured […]

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Last Saturday, Henry and I scheduled a date. We dropped the kids off at his mom’s house, picked up a couple burritos, took a scenic drive out to Blodgett, and then crawled into an uncomfortably warm, insulation-filled side attic, and riled up a couple thousand honey bees. We really are so romantic.       […]

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Erin McMullen, the owner of Rain Drop Farms, has held down a lot of jobs in her life. In her early years, she picked blueberries, drove a combine, and labored on an organic vegetable farm. She’s also waitressed (where she met her now husband) in an Italian restaurant and bartended at a sports park. These […]

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Oven and Earth Farm is actually my parents’ place, the house and property where I grew up. My kids and I spend a LOT of time over there during the summers. My parents are my primary child care providers, so they make it possible for me to do the things I do. I don’t feel […]

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