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.