Sunday, September 14, 2014

Early Fall at Barberry Hill Farm

It is early fall at Barberry Hill Farm.  Which means behind the familiar farm stand:

Sheep are enjoying the cooler weather...

...As are the hens and roosters;

Our barn cat, over sixteen years old, inspects some new footwear;

Flowers persist;


...and hay have to be covered because of an impending rain;

Peaches ripen on the vine;

Wild flowers spread;

Pears ripen as well;

And ducks continue their ducking business.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Farm Wedding at Barberry Hill Farm

Dori and Jessie were married at Barberry Hill Farm surrounded by more than 200 loving family members and friendsWe are grateful to the hardworking team of Josh Chalmers of Earth2Events and the folks at Gourmet Galley Catering for making this such a sweet success!


The flowers were from our fields.

Dancing the night away - under a full moon.  Wishing you both the best that life can offer - congratulations!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Second Honey Extraction

The first honey extraction was the beginning of July - the bees were busy through July and August making hundreds of pounds of honey.  With the unusually cool nights we experienced the end of August, the bees ate more of their honey than we expected, leaving not as much for us as we had hoped (but still enough to share!).

There are always a number of bees that follow the trays into the house.

The honey is darker this time of year with a richer flavor - we can thank the summer flowers for that.