A Dance With Nature on the Farm

What a wonderful week we’ve had at the farm. We invite  school kids  for field trips to the farm to experience nature. Yep, you heard me right “experience nature.” It never ceases to amaze me the excitement I witness through kids’ eyes that I hope as adults you have not lost your luster for.  And…

When Winter Gives You an Unexpected Gift

Have you ever taken a trail ride in the snow? Kelly & Megan didn’t let the snow stop them.  I know that must sound crazy, winter doesn’t give us gifts, it gives us misery, you might say. But is that totally true? In Ohio this week we are super excited about the thermometer that reads…

Let Me Be The First To Share My Success

I am doing a cucumber trellis this year. Isn’t this cool! Yesterday, on the farm, in my farmhouse kitchen, we had a working day of an old time tradition of changing  cucumbers into pickles. Finally, I had cucumbers to pick  from my garden.  Usually I do  long before now,  but this weather,  this year,  has…

The King and Queen Dine Together

Carrots, Green Peppers, Zucchini, Green Beans, Onions, Yellow Squash and Tomato The  weather here in Ohio was rain, rain, rain. Then it became dry, dry, dry. It enabled us to get our hay baled and in the barn.  We finally watered my garden, though it  isn’t all I had hoped it would be by now,…

A Busy Week on the Farm

Once again, we are thankful for many blessings!See that umbrella on my tractor? I am thankful! Wow! What a busy weekend we had here on the farm. Finally,  the weather was hot and dry. No rain fore casted until next week; a farmer’s perfect hay day. If there is one thing I have learned and…

Who ever heard of a Green Onion Bouquet?

I made an onion bouquet just like Mom instructed  us back in the day! Monday morning, the first full day back from our vacation trip to Boston Again and Tasha Tudor’s Farm  I was invigorated from touring Tasha’s homestead in Vermont,   until  I stroll  to my  garden  and gasp at how  weedy it is,…

Where Have You Been?

Oh my goodness. I kept procrastinating until I finally made myself  get back on the computer to post to my  blog what has been going on here at Cherry Ridge.   Where does the time go? How can it go by so quickly? This past month has been a whirl-wind of activity. Springtime, here on…

Pack up the thermal underwear

Can you believe it?  Looky, looky. If  hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I would have second guessed my husband’s comment, “It feels pretty good outside.”  The temperature is rising and I was so surprised when I went outside to feed the chickens and rabbits and saw,  fifty-five degrees.   I then fed the…

If at first you don’t succeed…..Here’s what you do.

Can you believe my lettuce in my Windowsill Greenhouse!  What I learned from this Planted Burpee Organic seeds in late January. Posted it.  Buying Organic Seeds  Remember,…..Seeds came up quickly, but  became leggy.  Solutions: Need more light. Added organic fertilizer: Ground up chicken poop the label says! If I had read the label to know this…

"Buy Local" so the locals stay in business.

Wheat a hearty staple can be grown in the garden and ground for flour I just came back from the mailbox and joyfully sat down with a cup of coffee and my  Mother Earth News Magazine. In other words, as you can imagine,  I was in heaven. As I turned each page, I  made mental…