Monday, December 14, 2015

Late Fall Farm

This time of year, leaves from nearby yards are collected to build up the soil and allow farming without chemicals.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Planting Garlic

Taking advantage of these unusually warm October days, our WWOOFers, Ambrosia (from Columbia, Missouri) and Nina (from Zurich, Switzerland) plant hundreds of garlic cloves which we will harvest next year.

After a busy day all return home...

You know for certain Autumn has arrived when the leaf dumpers arrive and piles of leaves start piling up.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Pistou Soup Recipe

I decided to make some pistou soup today.  As with so many dishes, the fresher the vegetables the better.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

A Standard Peavey

How might one move pieces of the trunk of a century old sugar maple?  The standard Peavey fits the bill for some.

According to the Peavey Manufacturing Company  (, Joseph Peavey invented the original logging tool in 1857 in Maine, where it is still made today. This Peavey, decades old, still serves remarkably well in the right hands, such as Kingsley's.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Weekend Weddings

Early morning following two incredibly beautiful weddings this past weekend!  All our best to Whitney and Ryan, Taylor and Julian!  Look for wedding pictures in the coming weeks...

Monday, July 20, 2015

Connecticut Farm Wedding at Barberry Hill Farm

Congratulations to Breanna and Matt - a magical wedding for a lovely couple!  We wish you the best and many happy years of marriage.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Summer Surprises

Foxglove has always been the calendar for announcing summer.  Being a biennial, the surprise comes in guessing where we will see it growing from year to year.   Foxglove can grow in the pastures where the sheep graze, as they would never eat this poisonous beauty.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CSA Member Photograph: This Week's CSA

A CSA member sent us this photograph.  Shown here are :
  • Rosemary plants;
  • Herbs;
  • Pea Shoots;
  • Yugo Red, Grenoble Lettuce;
  • Tyee Spinach;
  • Baby Garlic;
  • Olympia Cucumber;
  • Georgia Collards; and
  • Ruby Chard.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

CSA Members: Stop By!

Barberry Hill Farm is lucky to have an active and supportive community of CSA members.  This is an open invitation to all of our members to stop by.  We are working towards the first CSA pickup, in what is looking like the middle to the end of June.