Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Harbinger of Summer

Foxglove...every year their purplish/pinkish flowers with speckled throats let me know that spring is indeed over, and summer has begun.




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

June Wedding at Barberry Hill Farm







Roosevelt Dime




Always delicious food catered by Jonathan Rapp and his crew from River Tavern


Wedding cake by Hen and Heifer

Wishing all the best to this incredible couple - Kris and Joe!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Prettiest Place In the Country



In the June/July 2016 issue of Farm and Ranch Living, Barberry Hill Farm was selected for their "Prettiest Place In the Country"article.
We are in direct competition with food conglomerates that source products from throughout the world.  Certainly we have conversations like, "No, I'm sorry, melons are not a spring crop" and "No, we do not grow lemons or any other citrus."
But many customers are looking for high-quality food and flowers that they can watch grow every time they drive by the farm to balance out what they buy in the chain stores. We provide that. 
- Kingsley Goddard, Quoted in Farm and Ranch Living
  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Bee Hive Intervention

Nephrology Researcher by Day;  Entomologist/Bee Keeper in his Spare Time. 
This has not been a great decade for bees.
And one person noted that some lilac bushes - that every other year had attracted hundreds or thousands of bees - have been completely quiet so far this year.