BLUE CREEK DAIRY FARM

Farm Update: May 2011

Whew! Made it across country and worked on our farm for three weeks!
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First, we had to build a shelter! In the first day, we hauled our shack pieces from Spokane up to the farm and had the 8 by 10 shack constructed (including tar paper, but no shingles on the roof).
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This little stove is used in ice shanties for ice fishermen. It works great in our shack!
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The next day we shingled the roof and painted the inside and outside.
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We also planted 125 trees: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, W. Larch and W. Red Cedar .
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In Chewelah, Stacy found a John Deere hayloader and tracked down the owner...and soon we were the owner!IMG_3506
Lucky we only had 6 miles of backroads to get it to the farm. Virginia had to follow behind in the Jeep and pick up some parts that fell off!

Our neighbor Ray Doppenberg sold us the pieces to a Surge sawtooth milking parlor. Slowly, piece by piece, we are putting together our farm!
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Our other neighbor Bill Lilley plowed the land and planted a mix of Red Clover and Sweet Brome grass. He’ll harvest the hay until we can farm full time. This way the land is worked and it helps establish the pastures.
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Here is a nice view of mainstreet Chewelah:
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