This ecological mosaic of habitats encompasses meandering meadows, pastureland, mossy knolls, evergreen forests, wild naturalized and heirloom fruit trees, permaculture gardens, a neighboring freshwater marsh with over 85 species of birds documented, ponds, seasonal streams, a 9 weir salmon ladder, and the largest estuary on Orcas Island.
Report from Madrona Murphy in 2019: " Based on what’s left of the old orchards we outlined some areas where it makes sense to us to preserve and look after the existing trees, and one area where we’d like to propose recreating a heritage orchard by planting new trees (but planting them as they would have been in the old orchard: standard rootstock, generous spacing, and open-centered pruning), grafted with the varieties planted in the islands around 1895 (such as King, Twenty Ounce, Baldwin, Rhode Island Greening Roxbury Russet, Winter Banana, Gravenstein)."
Looking west toward the Cayou Cabin, our heritage orchard and Fish Trap Creek.
PO Box 148
Deer Harbor WA 98243