Jennifer Sharp

Jennifer Sharp

  • Folks up in Snowden familiar with the Free Little Library concept??? We are huge users in our weekday hood an are thinking that we might install one at our place up that way.

    • I am familiar with it and love the concept. White Salmon apparently is filled with avid readers. Our little branch of the FT Vancouver Regional system, located next to Thriftway, has more use per capita than any of the other branches. In fact, the last library levy failed systemwide but was approved by WS residents but we still saw the library…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    Garden Tour or Support Group, I’m game for either or both! Just started down the permaculture road this spring with an online course that OSU offered- kind of gross overview, but love the framework. We’re up to our eyeballs in the “observe” phase, but loving it. we make new discoveries every time we are up there.

    • I took the same course! Though I was familiar with most of what was presented, it was thrilling to see the many links and to see how PC is spreading around the world. I think a Snowden Garden Club is an interesting idea. I am headed to NE OR for a one week vacation but when I get back I will send out some inquiries to see if there is any…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    We did join the Wa. Farm Forest Assoc, thanks to Les and Sherry for pointing us in that direction! Haven’t heard anything since I completed the application, but I’m assuming we’re just going thru the “approval” process.

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 6 months ago

    We are just under 2000′. Originally our plan was to do:
    1 acre cherries
    1 acre apples
    1 acre lavender
    3 acres of wine vines.
    Given what we’ve heard and seen in the past 4 months, we’re thinking we might simplify to just lavender and wine vines. First order of business is water though, rainwater harvesting from the roof of our barn to start.…[Read more]

    • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
      & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

    • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
      & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Indeed, Jesse is a walking encyclopedia! He did a site plan and helped me write our forest plan- a great resource to be sure. Thanks for the lead on the Farm Forest Assoc! I’ve come across them a few times, but hadn’t taken the time to dive into their membership. I’ll do that right now.
    Thanks!!!

    • Welcome to the neighborhood, Jennifer! What’s your elevation? We are at ~2200′ and had three frosts in the past two weeks, so our pumpkins and squashes took a hit. The weather can be very unpredictable but we grow lots of root vegetables, greens, and berries along with the usual stuff like corn, beans, potatoes and tomatoes. It’s a lot easier…[Read more]

      • We are just under 2000′. Originally our plan was to do:
        1 acre cherries
        1 acre apples
        1 acre lavender
        3 acres of wine vines.
        Given what we’ve heard and seen in the past 4 months, we’re thinking we might simplify to just lavender and wine vines. First order of business is water though, rainwater harvesting from the roof of our barn to start.…[Read more]

        • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
          & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

        • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
          & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Kyle,
    Seems like you’ll have some good pointers for us! It is it’s own little microclimate up there isn’t it? Wouldn’t have guessed that walnut would do well up there, good to know! We’re hoping to get enough of a site plan ready by this fall to start planting trees- lots of them. As far as water goes, we’re tackling that right now starting…[Read more]

  • Jennifer Sharp posted a new activity comment 1 year, 7 months ago

    Thanks for hooking us up with the site! We will/would love some manure- just as soon as we can figure out where to put it… Should have some idea by this fall after we’ve gotten some things out of the way.

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  • Jennifer Sharp‘s profile was updated 1 year, 7 months ago

  • We recently purchased two lots on Snowden, just shy of 15 acres. Needless to say, we are absolutely smitten with this little piece of the planet!

    Half of our acreage is in the farm program and the other is in the forest. Usually we’d be planning on doing some serious planting by this fall, but our experience is at much lower and milder…[Read more]

    • Jennifer,
      Welcome to Snowden. Yes, this is an easy place to love. My neighbor has a degree in horticulture and is doing some serious planting on his property. I’ll try to talk him into signing up for this site. Bob and Lois, both regulars on this site, are on Moore Road and they’re expert gardeners. Bob/Lois, if you’re watching, can you pipe…[Read more]

      • Thanks for hooking us up with the site! We will/would love some manure- just as soon as we can figure out where to put it… Should have some idea by this fall after we’ve gotten some things out of the way.

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Welcome to Snowden! My wife and I purchased up here last summer so don’t have a lot experience just yet to share with you. We plowed and fenced our garden this spring and are in the process of gaining some of that growing experience in Snowden.

      I’m sure others will have more specific advice, but we are starting by paying…[Read more]

      • Kyle,
        Seems like you’ll have some good pointers for us! It is it’s own little microclimate up there isn’t it? Wouldn’t have guessed that walnut would do well up there, good to know! We’re hoping to get enough of a site plan ready by this fall to start planting trees- lots of them. As far as water goes, we’re tackling that right now starting…[Read more]

    • Jennifer,
      We are members of a small forest owners chapter of the Wa. Farm Forest Assoc. Their email address is wffamtadamschapter@hughes.net. If you email them, they can put you on their list to receive useful information for forest practices. Also Jesse Calkins, the stewardship forester for Wa. Dept. of Natural Resources can be reached at…[Read more]

      • Indeed, Jesse is a walking encyclopedia! He did a site plan and helped me write our forest plan- a great resource to be sure. Thanks for the lead on the Farm Forest Assoc! I’ve come across them a few times, but hadn’t taken the time to dive into their membership. I’ll do that right now.
        Thanks!!!

        • Welcome to the neighborhood, Jennifer! What’s your elevation? We are at ~2200′ and had three frosts in the past two weeks, so our pumpkins and squashes took a hit. The weather can be very unpredictable but we grow lots of root vegetables, greens, and berries along with the usual stuff like corn, beans, potatoes and tomatoes. It’s a lot easier…[Read more]

          • We are just under 2000′. Originally our plan was to do:
            1 acre cherries
            1 acre apples
            1 acre lavender
            3 acres of wine vines.
            Given what we’ve heard and seen in the past 4 months, we’re thinking we might simplify to just lavender and wine vines. First order of business is water though, rainwater harvesting from the roof of our barn to start.…[Read more]

            • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
              & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

            • Chiming in on all the welcomes! I’m at about 2400′
              & have cherries, pears, lots of berries…..but the birds & deer get most of them just before they ripen. I’m too lazy to fence them all in. There have been a couple garden tours up here via the Historical Society & Friends of WS Library as fundraisers, maybe it’s time for another (after you…[Read more]

      • We did join the Wa. Farm Forest Assoc, thanks to Les and Sherry for pointing us in that direction! Haven’t heard anything since I completed the application, but I’m assuming we’re just going thru the “approval” process.

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