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…

“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…

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…

There’s Got To Be Another Way!

For quite some time to come, Memorial Day 2018 will in my mind bring back memories of heat, humidity and grass clippings galore!   This day’s work was a back and forth mix of hand weeding directly around the hops to clear a foot…