Category Archives: woodland homestead

Mushrooms on the Oregon Coast

Almost got blown off Highway 101 yesterday afternoon as I drove down to Pistol River from Washington.  But today wandered just a bit and found mushroom heaven! I don’t know any mushrooms, except that I am learning chanterelles – my … Continue reading

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Ground Squirrel War – Summer Battle Completed

As has been mentioned previously, a caretaker couple has been staying at our Oregon property this past year (they arrived from Connecticut just before Thanksgiving last year.)  Mr. and Ms. Caretaker have been diligently maintaing roads (even as March’s record storms … Continue reading

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Orchard roundup

For the curious – we have a roundup of the unidentified tree posts.  The orchard contains 5 apples, 2 aronia berry bushes, 9 blueberries, 4 cherries, 2 cornelian cherries (edible dogwood), a few native elderberries, 4 fig trees, 1 peach, … Continue reading

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Name that tree – here we go again (final chapter)

Almost there!  The final unidentified fruit trees in the Oregon orchard: Tree 17 Tree 18 – buried in the back under brush; alive above the graft! Tree 19 – buried in the back under brush; alive above the graft!  VERY leggy … Continue reading

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Name that tree – Seventh post

Only a few more unidentified trees!  Thanks for all of the help!  This first one I think looks completely unique.  And the second is one of the few that appears fully alive and relatively vibrant above the graft. Tree 15 … Continue reading

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Name that tree – version 6

Only 8 more unidentified trees, I think.  To my uneducated eye, these three look similar. Tree 12 Tree 13 – we felled two large doug fir that were shading parts of the orchard.  We dug out this poor tree, but … Continue reading

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Name that tree – making progress

I’m adding a couple of additional unidentified trees (I’ll post three trees today.)  I’m very excited to be progressing in identification (so far we have dogwood – maybe cornelian cherry, apples, sweet cherry (prunus avium), peach, and purple leafed plum … Continue reading

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