The Wade Creek House, located on an acre in the city limits of Estacada, has a real country feel. Chickens, a country garden, old grain silo, and the quaint 1940's house and wonderful barn is just the beginning of what you will find.

Our many vendors are great at shopping, salvaging and scavenging. We have lots of treasures: vintage, primitive, rusty, old, antiques, reclaimed, repurposed, revived, military, collectibles, home, garden and much more. Our vendors make sure there is something for everyone. So bring a friend and come for a visit.. Estacada has lots to offer.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hanging with Meridith

SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH    1p - 3p     This weekend you have a chance to hang out with Meridith and create a charming rag wreath.  These wreaths have charm and color and will brighten up any room of your home.  This wreath is made of scrap fabric and can be made in the colors of your choice.  This is a great class to do with children.  Meridith recommends for children to be age 13 and above.  Everything is included for this class so call a friend and join us.  .    Limited class size so reservations required.  $20

You will be able to pick the size and color of your choice - to make it fit that perfect spot.
Creative minds are rarely tidy .......

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Nikki called this an EPIC day....

What a wonderful day.... great 4H kids, sweet chickens, beautiful weather.... can't get any better than that.

Thank you to two wonderful chicken lovers... Mary and Nona Shearer who are loved by all.  Their knowledge of chickens was barely tapped, their love for the birds evident, and their singing the "chicken" song is always a hit.   We are thrilled at the great turnout - we met so many new friends. 
A great crowd.. and lots of questions.  Us chicken lovers never know it all, never do it the same way, always want to hear how others care for their birds.  We got that yesterday.
And it was for the kids... our local 4H kids Odd Stock & Crafts 4H Club
This is part of  a note from them..

We were able to make chicken carriers. We now use our chicken carriers to take our chickens to shows and meetings. Some of the kids took them home and painted them to enter as wood working projects at the fair. One of the chicken carriers even made it to State Fair! 
We were also able to get flowers and herbs for container gardens, as well as getting enough dirt for all of them too! We pruned, watered, and cared for these plants to enter in the Clackamas County Fair, and were ecstatic when some of them earned first and second place!
This year, we plan to get more wood and supplies to build chicken feeders for our chickens. We hope that we will be able to enter these in the fair this year, as well as to let our chickens enjoy.
The kids taught us a few things.  They showed us how to hold the birds, we learned a bit of anatomy, saw some different kinds of chickens.  They also demonstrated how they show their birds in competition.  They do a great job handling and caring for their chickens.
Our coop was on the tour... this was one of our visitors.  She was resting after playing with the dogs and chickens.   I couldn't resist taking her picture.

Thank you to all our coop owners for opening up their coops.  A thank you to our contributors: Tri-County HVAC Inc., to Precision Pet for the coop, Burns Feed Store, Wilco, Old Farmhouse Feed & Garden Center, Gerber Farm Supply, Clackamas Feed and Pet Supply, Estacada True Value, Animal Health Solutions, Backyard Poultry Magazine, Miller Family Farm, Hobby Farm Publications,  Mary Lake -Thompson Ltd., Storey Publishing, Tami Serhan at Ultra Ego Salon, & The Egg Carton Store.
And to Nikki Mantei who organized it all!
 Life is good!

Friday, April 11, 2014


Rebecca Allen Shierman!!!  
THANK YOU AND EVERYONE so much for spreading the word about our 4H fundraiser, our Chicken Chat & Coop Tour.  These great kids REALLY appreciate  your support!!  AND  IT'S HERE...TOMORROW...SATURDAY!!  I hope to see you there.  We have many fabulous raffle prizes - the biggest is a coop of your own - but we have many many more.  The raffle will continue through the month of April.  Winners announced May 1.  Still time to support those kids!!
Keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about... Marilyn Monroe

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Our 4th Annual Chicken Chat & Coop Tour is taking place THIS Saturday, April 12.   The proceeds of this event benefit our local 4H group: Odd Stock & Crafts 4H Club.   We have takeaway goodies, free drawing prizes, and awesome raffle items that have been graciously donated by both local businesses and national retailers, so call a friend and join us.

Chicken Chat: 9am - 10am
($5 per person, kids 10 and under are free)
Nona & Mary Shearer, our local poultry experts (and leaders of the Odd Stock & Crafts 4H Club) will not only share their "egg"spertise on raising and caring for backyard chickens, they will also grace us with their infamous Chicken Song. Some of the 4H kids will also bring birds to show - it is not to be missed!

Coop Tour: 10am - 5pm
($5 per person, kids 10 and under are free)
After the "chat", take a self-guided tour of local chicken coops and see how others are keeping happy hens! And don't forget to bring your questions and your camera - we love to share information and stories about raising backyard poultry whether good or bad. We have a wide variety of coops on the tour this year and look forward to sharing them with you! There are also 2 feed stores on the Tour - stop by and see what chickens and supplies they have to offer.

Coop at The Wade Creek House

Tour Maps will be available the day of the Tour, and all paid participants will get tickets to enter the free drawings at each tour stop.  

And if you are thinking about raising chickens or enlarging your flock, don't forget to buy a ticket for this great coop that we are raffling off .

Fortify yourself with a flock of friends! There is always at least one who will understand, inspire, and give you the lift you may need at the time.
George M. Adams

Monday, April 7, 2014


Its going to be a beautiful day... a great day for a drive to The Wade Creek House.  We have a winner of our Spring Sale Topiary and that is Bonnie Longstreet.  Congratulations Bonnie!!

Some of the vendors are extending their sale so if you haven't had a chance to get in there is still time!!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Repurpose for your garden.....

It's about this time....  and we have the supplies you need to help you make your own ...

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow..... Audrey Hepburn