More Than An Orchard
Yellow Bay Orchard's back yard is the 2.4-million acre Flathead National Forest. With lakes galore, rugged wilderness, wild rivers, over 2,000 miles of trail, campgrounds, ski areas, and year-round beauty, this forest is a premiere natural landscape of the American West.
Looking West from the front yard, across Montana Highway 35 is Flathead Lake. Flathead is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi in the lower 48 states, with over 200 square miles of water and 185 miles of shoreline.
On the orchard's south side is the pristine Bohannon Creek where some of the orchard's blessing derives from. Bohannon Creek is the irrigation for the over 1,200 trees, mostly Rainier and Lapin Cherry Trees, other outdoor crops like potatoes, corn, onion, garlic, dill, edible flowers, and the grass.
During the warmer months, the Freight Farm which is an indoor hydroponics farm built from a 53' shipping container, utilizes irrigation from Bohannon Creek. The secondary source of water for the orchard is a deep well which is the primary source of irrigation for an additional indoor grow room separate from the Freight Farm which currently specializes in micro greens and more.
Yes we have chickens and Eggs, but which one came first?