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Burgers for Mother’s Day

Burgers on Mother’s Day is our annual tradition. The rite is in honor of Grandmom, who used to say “I can’t remember the last time I had a hamburger!,” even if she’d had one the night before. Our only twist […]

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Happy Sixth Birthday to Claire!

This is the kind of birthday party I can get behind: kids play games, adults drink wine. Seriously, though, Pat and Jane did a super job making a carnival theme for Claire’s sixth birthday. A can toss, gum ball count, whipped-cream eating […]

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Rainy Day Fun

A rainy day outside, so we make fun inside. Related posts: Rainy Day Adventures! A Ferry to the North Fork The Headband Game! Where Do You Live? ‘Sour Cherry Farm!’ Horsing Around on the Porch

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Oratamin Clean Up Day

It’s time to open the club! The pool gate. The big field. Hanging swings. Cleaning up the pool.      Related posts: Oratamin Opener: Memorial Day Pig Roast at Oratamin Time to Clean the Snow off the Bee Hives Oratamin Supper

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A Lazy Sunday

A little window shopping, a little backyard wine. Just right for a Sunday. Related posts: A Lazy Sunday and a Walk A Lazy Sunday with Croissants and Sound of Music Sunday Morning Play Sunday Supper at the Farm

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everbody. We did the usual: church, a meal, a quiet afternoon. Well look at that! The Easter bunny brought a basket for Samantha! The altar is all flowers. Our little girl is getting so big. Family. An egg hunt […]

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Egg Hunt in South Nyack

The village hosts an egg hunt each Easter weekend. It’s more of a free-for-all than an actual hunt. But the kids have fun. ck Related posts: Easter Sunday: Church and Egg Hunt On the Hunt for Blueberries On the Hunt for […]

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Dyeing Easter Eggs

Most years, I like to use natural dye for Easter eggs. But when you’ve got a demanding job and visiting niece, it’s time to turn to Paaz. So we did that. But not before a pancake breakfast. Paaz tablets and cups: […]

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Friday Night Supper with Lexi

The first mint juleps of the season. Cheers! Swordfish, scallops, green beans and cauliflower: What. Obviously we wear swim goggles at the dinner table. Sam and LeighLo: Lexi and Sondra: Happy supper!         Related posts: Supper at […]

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Sunday Supper

Something about those crisp spring evenings makes a fire more welcome even than in November, doesn’t it? We started with drinks of the porch, but then moved indoors to warm up by a welcoming blaze. Sam helps. But gets a […]

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Sunday with the Family

The Nyack Street Fair. A little gardening. A few crafts. Just a fun, do-nothing kind of day with cousins. And that suits us just fine. Making candles at the street fair: Some sort of massive pinwheel. Princess phones! They were […]

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Lexi Comes to Visit

Cousin Lexi is spending her spring break in New York with us! Tonight, it’s pasta by the fire. Related posts: Supper at the Ranch: Farewell to Lexi Dinner and an Outdoor Movie, Lexi Edition Dinner and a Movie with Lexi […]

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Neighborhood Play

Just playing around with the kids in the nabe. Claire, Gianna and Sam. Related posts: A Neighborhood Pot Luck Chores and Play at the Farm Neighborhood Party! Sunday Morning Play

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Supper with Jessica!

Jessica is in town! She is in for a week’s worth of training in Bridgewater, N.J., but is spending Saturday night with us. Hi Jessica! Sam is dancing up a storm. We served our favey new recipe, crispy chicken thighs.  […]

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A Saturday in Nyack

Just a day to pal around town with my favorite partner in crime. First, new hair. Then, a trip to the library. Next, a walk around town. With a stop at Didier Dumas. And home in time for cocktails. And […]

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Random Wednesday Morning

A couple of photos from a random Wednesday morning! Seeing how the outfit looks. Sammy in the all-purpose room. Early to school today! Related posts: Random Pics from April 25 Sunday Morning on the Porch Sunday Morning Play Morning Music

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Happy Birthday Abby!

A fun birthday party at a local gymnastics place for our friend Abby. Cuties! Hi Gigi!   Happy birthday Abby! Related posts: Happy Birthday Claire! Happy Birthday James! Happy Birthday Claire Happy Birthday Nina!

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Legos with Dad

Just a nice time building with Legos. Related posts: Baseball with Fisher; Legos with Reece Quiet Family Dinner Lego Fun Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas

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Sam Goes Ice Skating

What a day! Samantha got up on ice skates for the first time! We headed to Bear Mountain on a very cold and windy day. Turns out, this was best, because it kept the crowds away, and there was plenty […]

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A Welcome Home Supper

Sondra and Leigh have returned from their annual six-week trip down south. Those snowbirds! So we welcomed them back with a meal of double-cut pork chops, green beans with bacon and a nice salad. Meat snacks. Cocktail hour. A big […]

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Morning Music

The coolest, best music teacher ever sings with the children each morning before school. If I am there while it’s going on, I always stop and listen for a while. It makes me so happy. Here, a rendition of Bowie’s […]

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Snow Day in Nyack

On this snowy day in Nyack, Sam and I walked down to the library to check out a book, hit Didier for a macaron, and then snuggled in front of the fire to watch a movie. A perfect Saturday. Related […]

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A Visit from Kelli

Kelli spent two nights at the farm on the way to and from a skiing trip. It was great to catch up. Related posts: Supper at Kelli and Patrick’s Drinks with Kelli Kelli and Sarah at Don Antonio’s Brisket with […]

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Happy Birthday James!

A Star Wars birthday party for baby James. Who isn’t much of a baby anymore, we have to say! Cool stormtrooper marshmallows! May the Fourth be with you! Joaquin and Gregory: Otis in the house! Sara and Katie: Tom, Michael and […]

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Snowy Afternoon

A few inches of very light and fluffy snow, and we play. Snow, slo-mo! #sourcherryfarm #snow #lohudsnow #nyack #southnyack A video posted by Liz Johnson (@sourcherryfarm) on Jan 7, 2017 at 2:56pm PST Catch it on your tongue, Sam! Can […]

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Happy New Year!

Suzie and Joe’s annual New Year’s party was warm and welcoming, with tasty bloody marys and a tour through the cuisine of the South, from gumbo and collards to ham and biscuits. Sam and Henry: Hunna, Irene and Tom: Other […]

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The Tree at Rockefeller Center

Here’s our annual trip to see the tree. A nice one this year, to be sure! Selfie with Irene. Tree and ice skaters. Sam and Hunna. Les Dorkages. Confetti and broken cups from last’s revelry. Happy New Year! Related posts: BDoF: […]

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Tamales!

Just in from Texas: A big batch of homemade tamales! Laurie and her mom, Stella — whom SCF fans may remember from such recipes as Stella’s Potato Salad — made the tamales together and sent them up via FedEx. What a […]

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Lunch on Arthur Avenue

What a wonderful, warm winter day to visit Arthur Avenue! We walked over from the New York Botanical Garden — and almost stopped to slurp a few raw clams at Cosenza’s.  Decided against it, though, in favor of wood-fired pizza […]