Category Archives: enjoying life

Celebrating Labor Day Weekend like this….

Labor Day weekend 2019. We celebrated by picking  just over 1000 pounds of Cortland and Honeycrisp apples and  100 pounds of honey  from our apiary. I have a couple of more ton of apples to pick in the next few … Continue reading

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Rebranding our B and B

We have decided to re-open and (rebrand) our B and B on a seasonal basis….( May 15th through the end of October). We originally opened in 2006.   Closed in 2014.  90% of our guests came to us, not so much … Continue reading

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Wild Mulberry Wine

photo by Google There are half a dozen wild mulberry trees on our property. They are a pain to mow around when they’re  loaded with  berries. More than once. I’ve had berries fall down behind my back and end up … Continue reading

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The Hum of Ten Thousand Wings

Living here on this 140 year old farmstead  never gets old…. I was out in the garden/orchard just now soaking it all in. The temps this morning are in the mid 60’s,  there is a light breeze.  Great way to … Continue reading

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When the grandkids visit the farm

All of our kids and grand kids were back this week to celebrate  grandma’s birthday.  (It was a good week) As things were starting to wind down,   one of the  granddaughters asked, “Can I check on the chickens  one more … Continue reading

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Success

Finally. I finally cracked the code on how to make thick, healthy yogurt at home. It happened on Wednesday. I’ve watched videos on YouTube, read multiple blog posts, talked with Nicole our neighbor who knows how to make it.  Had … Continue reading

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Now that had to hurt

Gathered  these, this morning from our new  pullets. In case you’ve never had chickens before, when a chicken first starts to lay, you will  sometimes find an egg with a double (or even triple) yoke. I think we have a … Continue reading

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