The Buzz – Summer 2011

The fruits from our labor are prospering! We have 650 pumpkin plants that are bearing fruit. Our garden is thriving and we’ve had our veggie stand up for a couple weeks now which is getting more and more popular every day. The bees are working and we’ll be extracting honey the beginning of September.

Last year, in an effort to resurrect a barn that used to occupy the property, we started clearing the land. We’re proud to announce the stand is the first product erected from the wood which was taken down, milled, seasoned, and built right here on the farm! I’ve added some pictures of the veggie hut on the Farm Livin’  page.

I’ve taken a safe handling food class which allows us to offer jellies, jams, and sauces. Our first, with great reviews so far, is our Blueberry Honey Jam.

We’ve signed up for the Wade and Tea Fair  which will be hosted by Windsor Chamber of Commerce In November 2011. Hope to see you there!

During this adventure of reviving the farm, so many have come forward with support and encouragement. I’d like take the time to say “Thank you” to our ‘testers’ who have supplied invaluable, honest, feedback which assists us in perfecting our beeswax products. To Rich who we just met, brings a supply of bread for the goats. To our sister Aileen, Cousins Ed and Gene, the employees at ATI Stowe Machining, and to everyone who stops by the Veggie Stand and leaves a note or stops to talk! It’s encouraging to know there is so much interest and support in local farming.

Lastly, a huge “Thank You” to Suzie. A couple of weeks ago while working in the field, Suzie stopped by after her niece found us on the internet and told her the house she grew up in was being revived. I was ecstatic to be able to talk to someone who was intimate with the house and its history! As I gave her a tour of the house, she shared stories about the people, the house, and ghosts! Not only was I able to find out more information on the house then I ever imagined, she stopped by later on to give us pictures of the house in its day and the original fireplace equipment!

It doesn’t take much to make me happy…..scoring the corner piece in a brownie pan, finding five bucks in my jeans, but this definitely takes the cake!

Again, thank you to everyone for taking the time to read and show your support!

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