• September 2010

    Last Friday, 7 am Yesterday, 9 am, with the barge in the distance.

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    Flatworm Identified!

    September 27, 2010

    The mysterious worm the other day was in fact a bivalve flatworm, or Pseudostylochus ostreophagus, another introduced species from Japan. (Click here to see a map of its distribution in North America.) The flatworm is a particular fan of oyster larvae…  a single worm can eat as many as 50 1-cm-diameter oyster spat per month. Thanks to Wanderin Weeta’s blog […]

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    Hood Canal fish kill

    September 23, 2010

    We don’t have any photos of the current fish kill but here are some news clips. Thanks to Glen H. for keeping us up-to-date.  Watch a King 5 video about the fish kill. According to the Kitsap Sun, the fish kill is extensive geographically, but not massive in terms of numbers of dead animals. Spot […]

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    Autumn, Again

    September 14, 2010

    Indian summer weather is here, and we love it. This weekend we’ll be celebrating fall with some DIY food prep: picking wild chanterelles, pressing apple cider,  and eating everything out of the garden before the caterpillars do.   The hub-bub of summer seed processing is over and tourists are getting scarcer, so the farm has seemed very peaceful […]

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     If there’s one good thing about summer ending, it’s that raw oysters come back into season. Our fall party schedule is already nearly filled with fun foodie events. Check out the list and come visit if you can! 1. This coming Saturday (September 11th) we’ll be at Pike & Western Wine Shop in downtown Seattle […]

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    Stuck like oyster adhesive

    September 2, 2010

    Oysters are hardcore about sticking together. When clusters come in off the beach we try to break them apart into singles, but it’s generally impossible to do so without damaging the oysters. Now scientists at Purdue University have figured out exactly why that is: the oysters are cemented together. Oyster shell typically contains 1 to 2 % […]

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