Sherry’s Farmhouse Apple Crisp

A beautiful plum tree on the horse farm! The crisp, cool mornings and the warm afternoons are my favorites. Back when I was a young mother and wife and  had a fireplace, in the evening, I would build a fire to take the chill off the house. Cutting and splitting firewood is hard work (we…

Living in the Moment

Have you ever ridden a cow?  I thought I might have been the only kid to give it a try until I saw a video of a girl riding a cow like I used to do when I was a kid. I watched the short Facebook video a time or two. This girl had perfected…

How in the World Did We Survive?

“How in the world did we survive?” We both laughed, then  sipped our coffee, as the  memories came flooding back to us…………. It has been cold here in Ohio.  Subzero temperatures last week,  more snow this week, and on top of this an ice storm. We all feared the horrible return of the ice storm…

A New Year a New Look

Our driveway entrance to Cherry Ridge Farms Happy New Year  ………………to all my friends and  followers. It’s a new year so what better time to roll out our new look. As you can see,  I  have a new title and bi-line and design. Last year in 2013,   I  began as an official blogger as…

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,…

A Time To Remember: A stroll down Memory Lane

Sustainability, also means fishing for food!  My two older grandchildren, Taylor and CJ came to spend a couple days with us at the farm, now that school is out for the summer.  I expected to enjoy our time together as I always do, but it turned out to be better than I expected as I…

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…

No Eggs? What’s the Problem Girls?

A beautiful sight but my hens aren’t laying.  There is nothing more fun to most kids and that includes me as a youngster, than to gather the eggs from the nest in the hen house.Sometimes the hens are on the nest and startle us when we try to take the eggs and they  peck our…