1901

1901

In 1901 this chicken coop was made. It remains on the property today and was the last place I sat before selling the farm to a Cheney restauranteur. 

Hops

Hops

With cascade hops trellised on the back 5, numerous home brew makers would come harvest the crop each year for their fall batch of brew. 

Poppy

Poppy

My favorite of all flowers and the most beautiful to watch grow; the poppy. 

Bounty

Bounty

A days harvest after toiling away at the office. Refuge was sought in the soil, pulling carrots, picking cherry tomatoes for dinner and plucking heirloom peppers. 

Fall Foliage

Fall Foliage

The prior owner had planted many hardwood trees not native to the area which set the property ablaze once fall came around. 

Family Dinner

Family Dinner

Under the kerosene light of old FS lanterns, family dinners were a tradition. Home made pasta, grilled steaks, and wine flowed will we all enjoyed the simplicity of life on the farm.

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Pollen-nation

Pollen-nation

To keep the orchard alive it took the hard work of the busy bee and their reward was endless lavender. 

Marriage under a Willow Tree

Marriage under a Willow Tree

The great willow tree playing host as an alter to one lucky couple to have tied the knot at Cheney Farms. 

Tilling Ground

Tilling Ground

One of my favorite things to do at the farm was to layout the next years crops and irrigation. After a fallow year of winter barley, the ground would be turned under for spring planting, and a summers worth of tomatoes, quinioa, and beans. 

Girasole

Girasole

Hot House

Hot House

Each morning, rising the the call of the iPhone, I would walk to the green house to tend to the seeds soon to be flourished, hardened plants, swaying the nutrients of the ground. 

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