Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Mid June, Around The Farm

First of the season strawberries - the dry, sunny weather has encouraged their sweetness this year.
Tomatoes are ready two weeks early - you can find them at our farm stand
Our old buggy from the barn, now used at the farm stand to hold flowers
Swiss Chard
Found on the porch
Dismantling the barn - board by board
We can always count on Foxglove in the fields to let us know that Summer has arrived.  

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Nature's First Green

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. - Robert Frost

Saturday, February 3, 2024

Seeding and CSA/Farm Share 2024 Enrollment

This is the time of year when our 2024 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 2024 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 2024 CSA/Farm Share, or for more information, contact us at csa@barberryhillfarm.com




Sunday, December 31, 2023

Welcoming 2024

“Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of your existence. The bliss of growth, the glory of action, the splendor of beauty... For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision.  But today well-lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day.”  - Kalidasa (sanskrit)

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Photo Essay of Barberry Hill Farm

Our farm intern, Luna, from Germany bought herself a film camera and wanted to see the farm through this new lens.  We are sharing her results with you - enjoy!








 








Sunday, October 1, 2023

October


"After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with a mellow warmth…the Maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch.  The Oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze.  The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet.  Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful thing might be possible."  - Elizabeth George Speare