• March 2009

    Rain on the Parade

    March 31, 2009

    Saturday was cloudy and rainy… a good day for vampires but not for the rest of us. And only a few hardy souls braved the drizzle to attend the first ever Open Farm Day. Being optimists, we consider it a smashing success. And it was really fun, with the rain and mist giving the day […]

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    Open Farm This Weekend!

    March 27, 2009

    Come say hello to your friends! The beach will be open from 11:30 to 1:30 on Saturday and from 12:30 to 2:30 on Sunday. Call 888-877-5844 if you have any questions.

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    Yellow Sea Slug

    March 26, 2009

    The other day the oyster farm was crawling with Monterey dorids. Nudibranchs (pronounced nudi-branks), or sea slugs,  are gastropod molluscs and come in a crazy variety of shapes and colors. (The Monterey dorid is a rather tame looking sea slug, check out this page for photos of other Puget Sound nudibranchs). Monterey dorids resemble another […]

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    Curried Oyster Stew

    March 24, 2009

    recipe by request. This oyster stew is a family favorite… with both Adam and Helena claiming credit for it. Probably it was a joint creation. Ingredients: 1 cup chopped carrots 1 medium onion 2 to 3 potatoes 1 quart chicken stock (or enough to cover vegetables and make it soupy) 1 pint Hama Hama Oysters, […]

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    ugliest pearl contest

    March 20, 2009

    The sad thing is that these both came out of the same oyster. IMHO: The pearl on the left is the most terrible, because it looks like a dental horror story.

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    The Long Haul

    March 19, 2009

    We don’t know where this drill snail is headed, but we wish him happy trails.

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    Misguided Container Ship

    March 17, 2009

    Either the Port of Hoodsport has really amped up its shipping business, or this guy took a wrong turn coming down the Straits. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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    Mussels!

    March 16, 2009

    One Saturday a few weekends ago at least ten customers came into the seafood store asking for mussels. And that got us thinking: why don’t we sell mussels? There are plenty out on the beach. So last Friday Nathan and Miguelito spent two minutes collecting about 75 pounds of mussels, and then about two hours […]

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    Hama Hama Hammers

    March 13, 2009

    Last night the Hama Hama Hammers, two-time defending champions in the Olympia Parks and Recreation volleyball league, took a serious digger, losing against Airborne in the semi-finals to finish 3rd. Fortunately for all involved, it’s just a silly adult volleyball league… right?

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    Oyster Ice Cream

    March 12, 2009

    We’ve heard rumors and murmurings about oyster ice cream for several years. Apparently it’s big in Japan, and was popular with Dolley Madison (wife of President James). But we tip our hats to Lorraine Eaton, a reporter with The Virginian-Pilot, for actually making the stuff. Lorraine made an oyster soup out of cream, oyster liquor, […]

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    Steamed Pearls

    March 11, 2009

    We found this pearl yesterday while parboiling some medium shucked oysters.

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    non-sea creature

    March 10, 2009

    This bobcat was spotted in the Hood Canal uplands earlier this week. Bobcats have nothing to do with oysters, but they are pretty cool, and they do occasionally visit the salt water.

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    Squidoctopus

    March 6, 2009

    This little darling divided the Hama Hama crew into two camps: those who thought it was a squid, and those who thought it was a juvenile octopus. In truth, it’s neither. Stubby squid aren’t true squid, have a lot in common with octopuses,  and are most closely related to cuttlefish. Like octopodes, they can change […]

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    Come tour the beach, learn about intertidal sea life, and pick your own oysters! The beach will be open on March 28th from 11:30 to 1:30 and on March 29th from 12:30 to 2:30. U-pick single oysters = $3.00 a dozen. You need: Boots (not the sexy kind) A cooler Your kids Rain and/or cold […]

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    We are very proud.

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