A sad day for the Valhalla Tree Farm...
Earl Ingebright passed away on August 7th 2017i.
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has his 99th birthday and was interviewed by the Everett Herald.
Read the story
We test our
skills at building a replica of a 1300s Norwegian Stave Church near the Norwegian
Hytte Cabin. View photos
Numerous windfalls during 2016 winter storms brought us to take some big
logs to the local sawmill for a spring small time logging project. Check
this page for photos.
Sauna Project has satisfied users!
We build a four-person wood-fired Sauna adjacent to the Hytte.
Check the New
Sauna Page and the Hytte
Spring Water System Upgrade
We install a pickup truck 200 gallon plastic water tank at 300 vertical feet
on the mountain side. A nice upgrade for the 20 yr
old catch and storage system. Check the
Fountain of Youth page
2010 Tree Farmer of the Year story in the Everett Herald. Discusses the
legacy of private Forests. Read the story
27 Acre purchase!
Just completed was a nice addition to our "back forty" holdings. Check the
Lot 16 page.
Homestead House page is worth
checking. It includes maps of the original 1850
homesteads in the area and the land divisions leading up to modern times.
Read the Everett Herald story on the Homestead House and Earl's legacy.
Jordan Creek Coho Run
Check our Coho Run page
and see the some awesome photos of the mature Coho Salmon returning to Jordan
Creek to spawn every Fall.
Winners of the Washington State Farm Forestry Assoc
"Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year" 2010
Dave and Earl have had a blast managing the 100 acres and never dreamed
that our tree farm would be chosen for this prestigious award. Here's a
link to the Press
7 Acre Acquisition!
Valhalla was able to negotiate with our neighbors for a very nice addition
to our back forty. Check the 7 Acre Acquisition
page to see shots of the new parcel and where it lies in relation to
As would be the case, Valhalla has its oddities. See some
strange Sculptures done by the resident beavers.. Don't miss the Mystery
or the Bent ladder Mystery or the skull discovery at the
Four new wines bottled in 2014 and two in fermentation phase for 2015. Valhalla Winery is expanding!
New terrace adds 1/3 additional acre. See the wine page for more details.
Valhalla is available for youth groups to come and visit Valhalla
and enjoy its magic. Contact us if you know of a school, church or scout group that would
like the use of our group camp and facilities.
New Garage /Apartment
We build a two car garage
that's as cool as it gets over three summers. Complete with
a below-level apartment this is a pretty cool building. Designed by
architect Steve Peterson, it fits the Valhalla building code to a tee.
Take a look at the Valhalla
wild game pictures we are getting with an unattended game camera the woods!
Filled with many of the exciting past and ongoing Valhalla
projects like the "barking dog" driveway minder, solar
heated hot tub and the spring fed water system.
Not to mention clearing some creek debris with the new
Be sure to check the Salmon BBQ page.
Pictures and graphics show the nuts and bolts of Northwest
Indian techniques that blend the alder fire and rock-lined pit with modernity's
such as chicken wire and paper mache' masks.
In 2006, we began work on a Norwegian Hytte at the rear of the property. It is a
12x12 cabin perched on a small hill overlooking Jordan Creek in the middle
of the "Back Forty" 110 yr old cedar and fir forest.
Earl's Hot Air Balloon 92nd Birthday
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