Thursday, April 26, 2012

Does your cedar deck look like you live in the Hoh Rain Forest?

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Monday, April 16, 2012


Over the years, Pete Seyl and his wife have traveled to far off places, taking in various cultures and developing a love of indigenous art work, American Indian in particular.  Their collection of masks from Africa, Central America, and Asia has grown through the years but was missing the coveted NW Indian mask, which are rare finds.
Pete had been contemplating carving a mask himself in the NW style, and learned of a seminar led by Jay Haavik, through Greg Blomberg of Lopez Island, who is a carver and and maker of fine NW Indian carving tools ( which "were an absolute wonder to work with, perfect for carving my type of project".  The seminar was "the perfect launching pad for my project, as Jay is extremely experienced and patient and enjoyable"  Pete took the 4 day seminar at the Sitka Art Center ( in Lincoln City Oregon from Jay Haavik ( a local Seattle artist and carver. Pete thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience "eight old farts sitting around carving their projects, loads of fun".
Tzunukua (aka Dzunukua/Tsunukua) as legend has it, is the old hag of the forest up the BC Coast who the children were told would eat them if they wandered to far into the woods by themselves.  Pete's Tzunukua mask is carved of Western Red Cedar, white horse hair, replicated abalone, and teeth made of shells he absconded from a decorated coconut his daughter had brought him from her Peace Corps tour in Africa.
Countless hours went into the creation of this work of art, when asked if he'd do it again, "yes!"  We're tracking down just the right block for his next project.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Have you noticed the movement in your neighborhood yet?  We're selling Cedar for neighborhood raised garden beds like crazy, 78 already this season!  Customers are coming in bagging up shavings for their backyard chickens. This write up in Sunset is an interesting highlight on growing local. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Build an outdoor child's playhouse with basic building materials and create a space for your children that they can call their very own.

Capture the playhouse that lives in your child's imagination and make it a reality. With a little bit of planning, and the proper tools, you can design, build, and decorate a playhouse that will stand up to the wear and tear that your kids will inflict upon it, as well as the weather. Using a few basic building techniques, your child's playhouse can be fun, functional, and structurally sound.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

All the rage!  We have cedar to help you build more than a simple cage.
The general rule is 4 square feet of inside space and 10 square feet of run space per standard sized bird, half that for bantams. I've seen some people give their birds 2 square feet per bird inside the coop, but those birds are almost never in the coop. Your coop and run sound about right for 4 hens, though if it snows a lot in your area (I don't know what Utah is like) you may want to build bigger as the hens will be stuck inside a lot. The general rule for nest boxes is 1 for every 3-4 hens in the coop and for roosts 8-12 inches per standard bird and half that for bantams. You already got 8 chicks so if you feel your coop isn't big enough, make a second (you can connect them through the run) or add on to your current one. 
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

9-1/2 feet in diameter!
Walk to Big Cedar
Imagine a tree 500 years old!  Take a short hike to see this
living, valley floor old growth forest giant, and learn about
the many ways Native Americans and early pioneers used
cedar in their everyday lives. Ideal short hike for families with
children.  Meet at Meadowbrook Farm Interpretive Center;
dress for the weather and wear hiking shoes or boots!

Have you caught the latest buzz?


We can help you plan a stylish hive, or chat about the bees we keep.  Check out the workshops offered through Puget Sound Beekeepers Association.  It's a fascinating and sustainable hobby, that results in a delicious end product!