Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Foxglove - the Harbinger of Summer

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.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

Greenhouse Green


This has been a cool spring. Earth day (April 22), a convenient annual reference point, usually marks a time when our hands are almost always in the rich soil.  But the weather of 2018 has required plants stay in the greenhouse longer to get bigger and hardier, and most around here have not yet left.

Regardless, there is a green of new growth that is unlike anything else.  It is beautiful to look at, of course, but the tender leaves introduce the classic dilemma of when - in the plants' growth - is the right time to harvest them. 



Sunday, April 22, 2018

Earth Day, 2018


The weather finally improved, just in time for Earth Day.  The farm is a hive of activity, and the actual bees should be returning any day now.  And as always, we encourage our Farm Share members to stop by, ask questions about the upcoming season, and say hi to the animals.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Dinners At The Farm August 8-11, 2018


Thrilled to be hosting Dinners again this year - the food is incredible and the atmosphere is magic - come join us!  It sells out fast, so reserve your place soon - click here for reservations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Rainy Day in the Coop and Greenhouse

On a recent rainy day, we had the good fortune of welcoming Winter Caplanson from Connecticut Food and Farm.  She was here photographing us for her series #RuralRouteSpring - look for her beautiful pictures @connfoodandfarm















Looking forward to seeing you again soon (Summer?)  Winter Caplanson - thank you!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Around the Farm


Around the farm in early April, signs of life are everywhere as we ramp up for the 2018 growing season.


Monday, April 2, 2018

4.2.18

Surprise 6 inch snowfall.  May still be winter outside...






...and construction of the second greenhouse may have to wait till after plowing...


...but Spring came weeks ago inside.


Several varieties of heirloom tomatoes waiting for bigger containers.  There is hope.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Spring Nor'easter 2018


The month of March ushered in it's 4th Nor'easter, bringing the first day of Spring along for the ride.   Some work will have to wait...

Friday, February 16, 2018

Looking Forward to the 2018 CSA/Farm Share


Part of planning for 2018 involves looking back at what worked and didn't from last season.  For those who are interested in signing up for our 2018 CSA/Farm Share, or for more information, contact us at csa@barberryhillfarm.com.

From CSA/Farm Shares Past:








Tuesday, January 23, 2018

on a foggy day



"Let us go in; the fog is rising."  - Emily Dickinson






the stile

the sundial
"Let others tell
of storms and showers
I'll only mark your sunny hours"

Friday, January 12, 2018

Seeding and CSA/Farm Share 2018 Enrollment

This is the time of year when our 2018 season begins.  We look ahead to the growing months, study the copious notes of past years, and try to select and purchase the right combination of seeds and supplies.  Some seeds are relatively inexpensive, some heirloom varieties are surprisingly expensive, and a few needed seeds are difficult to find at any price.

This activity, both exciting and even nerve-wracking, is one reason we appreciate so much those people who sign up early for the 2018 CSA/Farm Share.  As is the model of Community Supported Agriculture/ Farm Share, early funds go into purchases such as these, that will help ensure the best possible quality and quantity of crops come  June, July, and beyond. For those who are interested in signing up for our 2018 CSA/Farm Share, or for more information, contact us at csa@barberryhillfarm.com