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Corn Chopping Season! I am proud and a little relieved to say we have just finished corn chopping, and in record time to boot! Corn chopping is pretty much the official end to the growing season on our farm, and...
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Hay Day on the Farm

Hay is tricky, a large part of your success is dependant on the weather.  Hay needs hot low moisture days to dry, and if you remember there wasn't a lot of those days this summer. But we were still able to get through both 1st and 2nd cutting, and put up some good looking hay in the process.
Yesterday afternoon, I took the short walk across my yard to the other side of our barn to take some pictures of my Concord Grape Vine for an upcoming post and was met with the sad eyes of a...
I thought it might be fun to share some of our farming activities today. Believe it or not, my husband has already been out planting sweet corn, but today we are talking tomatoes! A few years ago the farm added a...
  It is a good thing they are cute, because they sure are a lot of work! Yup, we had another set of twins on the farm! And they have been keeping me busy! If you have been following for a while,...
If you’ve kept chickens during the cold winter months before you know just how challenging this can be. Here in the Finger Lakes it can get down to a chilly -12°F, which can make chickens very unhappy! In these...
I love auctions! They are a mix of shopping, social hour, and festive event that I just can not get enough of, and today I am going to let you in one a little secret,New York State Produce Auctions ....
While sitting on my new deck enjoying a hot cup of coffee, the quiet stillness of the morning, and the gorgeous filmy haze that hung in the air. I decided to take a little stroll down the lane way...
So this weekend the family and I actually got off the farm. That's right, we got the corn picked and delivered and skedaddled out of town before the phone had a chance to ring, or anyone could stop by looking...
"Making hay while the sun shines," is an old traditional phrase, basically it is a reminder to make good use of your time or make the most of an opportunity while you have the chance. There is no set...
So, I was told that this is the last weekend for strawberries. I hate when the strawberry season ends, but we have taken full advantage of the season, we have made preserves and eaten a ton fresh, but I still...
Summer has winded down, and I have to tell you I am looking forward to a slower pace. But before  we can button up the field work and call it done the field corn needs to be harvested and...
I think when someone mentions cherries the first thought that comes to mind are the sweet summer fruits, easily found at farmer's markets and in grocery stores.  But for me sour cherries are where it is at. Also know...
A couple of days ago I noticed my herb garden was bursting at the seams. My two parsley plants are massive, I had to pinch flower blossoms off my basil and oregano, and my newest addition to my herb...
I have decided because I don't get off the farm much anymore to share a little of what goes on around here when I am neglecting my blog for Wordless Wednesday. I have to admit I have very little involvement...
    I took this pic the same day and at the same farm as I did the Horse photo I shared a couple of weeks ago, but this face is just too cute to not post! This little guy is 6...
Today as I was digging in my freezer it occurred to me, I have slacked significantly in the "putting food up" department. It is January, six months away from any sort of fresh produce coming off of my farm,...
So, I realize this post may just  get lost in a sea of other voices who are just fed up with this winter.  But I need to talk about this cold weather, and honestly if someone in Upstate NY...
Recently while my father was in the hospital we sat chatting, discussing the weather and the unavoidable snowfall that would soon be making it's way into our area, when he recited a poem. The poem was new to me,...
It seems like in Upstate New York Fall could almost be divided into two seasons. The bright pretty fall: And the "if it is going to be cold and miserable could it at least snow Fall?". It has clearly transitioned out...
Hi! I’m Jennifer – a work at home, farmer's wife, mom to 3, living life in Upstate New York! I love sharing tasty recipes, easy do it yourself projects, and little stories of life on a farm in the Finger Lakes.

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