News from the Farm

Berger Guest House Video

Patricia Hughes - Sunday, January 29, 2017


Take a look at our new video that gives you a great overview of what Berger Guest House at Triple Creek Farm looks like. 

Rainy summer days

Richard Stensrud - Friday, July 01, 2016

After what seemed like endless rain delays, we have finally finished installing all the retaining walls that flank some of the trails. The last trail is along the south side of the pond and ends at the western boundary of the property. Going up the hill away from the pond leads to the fruit tree orchard that is now well established.

Our Dorper ewes have produced six of the cutest lambs that are very friendly if you look like you have food for them.

We have four Kurobuta pigs that are always hungry and can be talked in to visiting with our guests.

The swans, which grace many of the pictures of the place, are now a bonded mating pair. The male of the pair was mean-spirited when we brought the female to the farm and had to spend a few weeks in "time out" to get his mind right. He was a guard swan and patrolled the front yard as well as the pond. Now he and Daisy frolic together in the pond.

Speaking of the pond, the fishing has been great! Speaking of water, our huge in-ground salt water pool is very refreshing.


The promise of things to come

Richard Stensrud - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Early summer is a busy time on the farm—the days have been filled with activity. We are in the process of installing some retaining walls along trails and on the south shore of the pond, but because of all the rain this spring we are far behind. 

I did plant 300 strawberries along one wall and hope to have some good easy picking next year. We also are installing an acre of elderberries. That work has been dancing around the rain as well.

Our three Dorper sheep are heavy with lamb so there should be news about additions to the farm family soon.

The last bit of news is the arrival of four little pigs. They are Kurobuta pigs which, by Japanese definition, are black Berkshires, noted for their outstanding taste.

My goal is to produce a number of the best tasting products possible. Fruit trees, strawberries, pork, chicken and lamb are the present projects, but nothing is ready to eat yet. 


Our chicken alarm clock

Richard Stensrud - Thursday, April 14, 2016

We recently installed an "alarm" for the chickens. It's a timer so they have more hours of light, which should increase egg production. We received our chicks in November and they are nearly full grown so it is time for them to start laying!