Sunday, September 13, 2020

Time, Measured With Leaves

January
 Sometimes time is measured with stop watches, or clocks.  Sometimes by the position of the sun.  And sometimes around the farm, time is just measured with leaves.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Chas and Elly Barberry Hill Farm Reception


 An August moon shines brightly over the newlywed eve for Chas and Elly - Congratulations to this amazing couple - wishing you the magic of this day always!


Thursday, July 30, 2020

French Filet Beans

Our favorite French Filet beans are in! Although it has been a long wait this season, we are finally picking buckets of the most tender "green bean" you have ever eaten. These are Masai French Filet beans, or as the French call them Haricot Vert.




These beans are such the favorite of ours...some beans never make it to the bucket, straight from plant to mouth

Quinlan and Katharina stay focused on their task


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Blueberries are in Season


Our blueberries are finally in season.  They are perfect in recipes or just straight out of a bowl.


Saturday, July 4, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Honey Extraction and Baklava


The honey bees have never been busier than this year and to our surprise, we had 8 supers to extract from in no time at all providing us with nearly 300 pounds of honey with our first extraction.

Our entomologist friend and resident apiarist, Brent, prepares to gather the supers





Honeycomb 

We eat the honeycomb too - there are many nutritional values to this delicious treat

Filling the honey jars for sale at our farmstand

Many delicious ways to use honey - here, Katharina and Quinlan prepare Baklava
So many paths to enjoyment

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Look to this day...


“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)

Monday, June 8, 2020

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.