Category Archives: Oyster Farm

When the Days Start to Stretch and the Snow Melts

When the days start to stretch and the snow melts The west wind blows hard, but the bitter bite is gone The hibernating oyster farmer stretches his arms out, views the sunrise over the Bay, and assess if the wind … Continue reading

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Dirty Tech

“Oyster farming aint easy” so goes the old quote Half the time you’re sweating and dirty, the rest you’re fixing the boat When you’re down in the bilge on a bright summer day Just call your hydraulic company they’ll show … Continue reading

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Not Too Stressed

Stress is one of those double edged swords that can push somebody to max performance while breaking them down at the same time. Ultimately it has negative impacts on most things that it encounters, and shellfish are no different. If … Continue reading

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Rolled and Tumbled ~ by Mason Silkes

The summer blues are upon us once again, and tumble tumble tumble we must. After planting out a record number of oysters this season we have little time to catch our breath before it is time to dive back in … Continue reading

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Flying Drones used to Scare Nuisance Ducks away from Mussel Farm

2016 has been a busy year so far! With all the gear work squared away, and the winter dwindling away it is time to hit the water again, and prepare the farms for the spring. That restless feeling when the … Continue reading

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The Winter Works of SWF 2016

I am so humble When my alarm clock rings I grumble. Then I stumble outside to hear the diesel rumble. I am so in tune When the bay warms up marine-flora bloom Then I assume the oysters need to be … Continue reading

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Oysters Out to Sea

As the tempest rages, the oysters tremble in their cages unscathed by the wrath of the sea. For the storms here last longer, so the shells here get stronger from exposure without any mercy. 70 feet below the sea, and … Continue reading

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The difference between Sea creature and Seafood

 The difference between Sea creature and Seafood The rain is beating down on our heads, there is lightning cracking through the sky at close intervals, the thunder rolls steadily behind the scenes giving this morning, July 16, 2014, a theatrical … Continue reading

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