• May 2010

    Memorial Day Madness

    May 26, 2010

    We’ve been super busy in the smokehouse all week getting ready for the expected onslaught, so blogging time has been cut to a minimum. But in the meantime please enjoy this delightful cartoon from Alaskan artist Ray Troll:


    No idea what this is, but couldn’t resist picking it up. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lIrVZifGwI Earlier this month we came across one of these worms for the first time ever out on the flats, and we tried to save it to photograph, but it crawled into a mass of mussel byssel threads and escaped. Apologies for the dishpan […]

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    We often get questions about the purpose of the pilings at Jorstad Creek, which is the drainage south of the Hamma Hamma and two corners south of our farm on 101. The pilings have nothing to do with aquaculture… they’re the remains of an old log dump. The Buckhorn Mountain Logging Company (now defunct?) operated […]


    Aquarium Life Update

    May 14, 2010

    The chiton is continuing his cleaning ways: And both the gunnel and the sculpin have found hiding places where they can get a little R&R without worrying about a spider crab attack: The gunnel prefers a floating piece of drift wood. And the sculpin is partial to the magnetized tank cleaner.


    Hi folks! This might be our last open farm so please come on down. We’ll be taking people out on the beach from 11 until 2 pm this Saturday. The weather should be beautiful and the tide is going way way out (it’s a -3 at 12:30), so there’ll be lots of creepy crawlies exposed. […]


    Shrimp Swim

    May 7, 2010

    Shrimp are much faster in reverse, but we didn’t get it on camera. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we2aIRs3qmk We haven’t been able to find live crab for the past couple of weeks, so we saved a few of the spot prawns in our crab aquarium, just to see how they’d do. Now we have two species of local shrimp […]

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    Busy Busy Busy

    May 6, 2010

    We’ve been concocting some grand schemes these past few weeks! Our quest for world domination is well underway in the following locations: 1. Olympia: Live in Oly and want fresh Hama Hama oysters without the drive or the shipping charges? Our shucked, shell, smoked and pickled oysters plus our steamer clams will be available for […]


    Shrimping Out Deep

    May 3, 2010

    We just about got skunked last weekend during the first recreational shrimp opening of the year.  Normally we shrimp at about 150 to 200 feet, and normally we do really well. There were 10 of us shrimping in the same area this year, but at 11 am, when we pulled our first pull, not a […]