Category Archives: General news

signs…

I really hated to do this — put a fence up around the property — but it was time to do it.  I have had a surprising amount of trouble with people driving four wheelers, motorbikes and snow mobiles through the trees.  While I didn’t mind people driving on the...
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Photos anyone?

My niece Jackie asked to have some of her senior photos taken at the farm.  Do we have a next super model in the making?  I’m a bit out of practice of taking senior photos, but the farm makes a better backdrop than I imagined....
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Summer…

One of the wonderful things about the waning days of summer is the bountiful harvest.  I’ve made lots of peach preserves and I’m about to starting harvesting grapes.  While walking around, I came across an almost forgotten plum tree, so I had a nice snack on my way to harvesting...
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Now I understand…

Sure, I thought I knew the origination of our farm name… until this new insight struck me.  After I spent a couple of hours digging a hole for a new gate post, I noticed the pile of rocks that came out of the hole.  Rocks – 90%, dirt = 10%....
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Tree Planting

With such a long and deep cold 2014 winter, our planned tree planting got off to a rocky start. Since my fields still had snow until April, it took a while before the ground was dry enough to work with.  But, more importantly, the farm that I contracted to grow...
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Christmas trees in the spring

Well, it’s been one heck of a winter, eh? I bet you can hardly remember those warm days of late fall when you visited the farm and took a look at all of those Christmas trees! Our first foray into large-scale planting is coming up & we need some volunteer hands...
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