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….

Drip, Drip, Drop

Another “fun-filled” day weeding in the small yard. In addition, needed to find out what was causing the pressure issue with the drip irrigation/fertigation setup we’d put in place the other weekend. Brother Mike rightly determined we weren’t getting the amount of pressure out…

Fertigate The Night Away

Probably not quite the hit that Van Halen’s “Dance The Night Away” was, unless you’re a fellow hop Farmer, but I’ll take it 😉 This past weekend’s list of activities included a project we’ve wanted to add almost since day 1…fertigation! That is, adding…

Father’s Day

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We celebrated Father’s Day in our house on Saturday, June 20…a day ahead as it worked better for everyone’s schedules here. Had a great breakfast with Jenn and the kids, AND got a new travel mug to replace the one I crushed a few…

Spring 2020

Apologies for the lapse in our weekly postings. We’ll be returning to those going forward. We just wanted to post an update of where we are at so far in 2020. Thus far we are on schedule which is pretty amazing considering the weather…

“Almost there…almost there…”

Snow at Barn

Based on the weather and conditions where my wife and I live (State College, about 90 minutes South of Saint Marys), it appeared time to start making the weekly trip to/from the Farm. No snow, warming temps, clear blue skies for more than 30…

It’s Been A Busy Season So Far!

Yup…I’ve been really negligent on my updating of the blog with weekly reports and photos. I can summarize it in one word: WET! As such, I’m going to post a variety of photos from the start up til last week just to catch everyone…

Slowly Buy Surely

Another early morning drive to Saint Marys from State College today. Was not looking forward to Farm work today as they were calling for some light snow, cooler temps and fairly strong winds. I can say “they were calling” as I work at AccuWeather…

Pitter, Patter…Pitter, Patter

The sound of our tractor…a classic IH674 diesel…starting up and running at any time of year, but particularly after waking from a long Winter’s sleep, is a “pitter, patter” to my heart! Getting a late start this year as Winter actually ALMOST showed up,…

Welcome Elk County Conservation District!

On Tuesday, August 14th we welcomed approximately 30 citizens from the Saint Marys area community as guests of the Elk County Conservation District (ECCD). The ECCD put together a day-long “2018 Agriculture Bus Tour”, beginning at our Farm and ending at Straub Brewery. From…