Archive for June, 2017

OPENING SATURDAY JULY 1!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are opening this Saturday!  Expanded petting farm, new duck pond, ice cream treats, picnic areas with umbrellas, honey, maple syrup, our friendly selves…oh and our organically grown strawberries! 

We have had a bit of a rough couple of weeks with a kid having surgery and then landing in the hospital again as a very sick little lady…or not so little but definitely lady.  We are still going back and forth and trying to get ready here but with the help of wonderful family and great friends, we are getting closer!

Our little laying hens have been a target of one very large owl and some hawks at night.  We have been out in the wee hours of the morning to witness the great flight wings of this owl after hearing the screeching pleas of these poor birds.  We were able to witness this owl’s greatness one evening as it sat perched in a tree staring below at us.  No fear.  I didn’t get a great picture, these things don’t wait for perfect photo opportunities or getting better cameras.  The nerve.    I really am hoping he finds a new food source.

We are so excited for this new year!  Tell your friends! See you soon!

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Berries & Bees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is getting so very close.  This year has gone by so fast!  And June, you are leaving us so quickly!  That perfectly red strawberry was eaten on the weekend…a small prize for the many hours of weeding!  We likely will be picking by the end of next week but this weather is sure not speeding things along.  The cool, rainy days have really halted the berry progression.  But they will come.  There are so many beautiful blossoms and many, many green berries just awaiting their glory to red!  And so we here are stressing busily getting last minute things done…things that really should have been done in the winter when a certain person just didn’t think time would ever sneak up on her as it has.  Like I didn’t know I had signs to do and painting?  I may learn one year but I am thinking more I will just have to learn to live with myself just the way I am!

Our new bee hive has swarming issues.  Yes, it is more our issue!  We are learning so much and enjoying these fascinating little creatures.  Watching them swarm and then watching as they invite their community into the new hive.  They really are amazing little things.  They swarmed a couple of weeks ago and then again last night.  And so our one hive has now grown into three healthy hives…nice!  We have our own honey label this year and are so excited to have a great supply of creamed honey available.  Along with maple syrup brought in from a local gal.  Her dad owns a maple syrup farm in Quebec.  Strawberry jam will be available for those who love the berries but not the work of making the jam!  All organic of course:)   We are just going to keep adding as we can.  Next year we will have fresh cut flower bouquets and soaps.

 

We are excited to see everyone again.  We have some new hours, we want to accommodate everyone while keeping our family priority.  Our FREE petting farm is open daily as well….with some pretty awesome changes and additions!  Pictures of all these new little creatures next up!

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This dirty little creature told us he was looking for ha berries…his own term for the strawberries he remembers from last year.  Watch your baskets…he was a little thief  last season!