“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Step”

There are a number of similarities I’ve found over the years between three of my passions; Farming, trail ultras, and mountaineering. The first of which is “slow and steady wins the race”, and winning doesn’t necessarily mean being the fastest, it simply means achieving…

“God Bless Us, Every One!”

God Bless Us, Every One

Like most, it’s that time of year where we reflect on the good, the bad, the happy, and the sad of the year we’ve come through. It was a challenge for sure at the Farm – starting and completing a solar irrigation project installation…

2021 Season – “It’s Done”

That's A Wrap

Apologies upfront. I’d stepped away from the weekly blog in late Spring as we began in earnest on our Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) solar pump/irrigation grant project. Although we’d been awarded the grant back in 2019, with the pandemic running its course through…

And The Hits Just Keep Onnnnnn Comin’

Like most hop yards, we plan days, or most often weeks in advance for specific activities to take place on the Farm. Many of which revolve around the Solstice, June 21st. That’s the day hops need to be to the top of the wire…

“Sincerely Yours, the Breakfast Club”

If you’ve followed along with the blog posts from this season, you may note a trend. I’ve been pulling images, storylines, or quotes from popular media – television shows, movies, both present-day and ones from my younger years. I’ve then been tying them or…

“Compost Piles Full!”

As noted previously, we are very thankful to have a local source of good horse manure to use as a base for our compost. We turn this pile for many weeks, monitor and record the temperatures before using it as a mulch layer in…

“I..have made…fire!”

This past weekend’s primary activity was…FIRE! And by that I mean, flame weeding all the beds. This is a pretty simple, mindless yet enjoyable task as you’re essentially hooking up a flame thrower to your regular “backyard bar-b-que” propane tank and letting ‘er rip!…

“If I could just get started in those fields…that’d be great!”

Well up for the weekend for a couple of reasons…one was simply to see where the fields are at. As you can see, there’s still a foot of snow on our fields. Over in Montoursville, the snow is all but gone, but a different…

Gearing Back Up

03 March 2021 Featured

“Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.” John Muir The 2021 season is about to begin here at the Farm. This coming Saturday will be the first trip back up after what’s been probably the BEST Winter we’ve had in decades. And by…

The Footsteps We Walk In

Sorry…no pictures of me weeding today. I know, I know…they’re such a hit! 😉 Today’s workday was more than just about what was happening in the moment. That’s always the case, but I was able to snap two picts that demonstrate what I mean….