Snow Day at the Farm

Our first real big snowstorm this year. We weathered it fine, and at the end, enjoyed a nice drink. Cheers. Related posts: Snow at the Farm: So We Have Hot Chocolate Snow Day at Sour Cherry Farm Snow at the […]

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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 […]


Gorgeous Sunset

Simply beautiful sunset at the farm this evening! Oranges! Pinks! Purple! Related posts: Gorgeous Sunset Saturday Night at the Farm: Margies, Movies and a Marvelous Sunset A Beautiful March Sunset On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a […]


Front Walk Options

It’s time to redo the front stairs here at SCF. On my recent walk, I snapped a couple of photos for inspiration. What do you think? Related posts: Update on the Patio: Front Walks are Done! Patio Progress: One Front […]

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First Snow of Winter

We woke up to a winter wonderland! First snow of the season! Snow angels were a requirement, naturally. Winter at the farm.      One last holdout from the garden: Down by Charlie’s house, evergreens! And then a fire and some […]

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Bluefield Farm in Blauvelt

Bluefield Farm, where SCF’s friend Joy grows acres of beautiful flowers, had an open-house day. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world! A look around: Big barn — — with an upstairs game room: Yes. Goats. And chickens. Hunna […]


What is This Plant?

I came across this weird looking plant on the bike path. Anyone know what it is? That’s the leaf: Related posts: Garden Planning: What To Plant on the Walkway Breakfast Buffet for the Farm Guests Nyack Garden Club Plant Sale Nyack […]


August Evening at the Farm

A beautiful sunset this evening. And the limelights are changing from green to white. Dusty rose will be next! It looks a lot different now that the pear tree is gone. Related posts: In the Garden on a Warm Wednesday […]


Goodbye, Pear Tree

How very sad. Our pear tree has succumbed to a terrible case of cedar-apple rust. The tree is dead. Branch by branch, we clipped it off and cut it up. A very sad day. Related posts: Pear Harvest: It’s a […]


Our Pear Tree is Sick

What a shame! After nearly 8 years, and countless good harvests, sometimes of 150 pears or more, our pear tree is dying. It is, it turns out, cedar apple rust. And some bugs, too. It’s beyond upsetting.   Related posts: […]


Garden Update: Columbine, Peonies, Bees!

That columbine loves to reseed, doesn’t it? It’s loving where it lives near the pear tree. A little more over here by the driveway, too. And here’s where we moved our split. Since I am writing this post much later, […]



We have a family of cardinals nesting in our yard this spring. Daddy Cardinal likes our seed cake! Related posts: Of Cardinals and Street Fairs and Gardens and Such Planting Bulbs at SCF The Galette That Launched an Instagram Frenzy […]


Spring Garden at Sour Cherry Farm

Happy spring! The bulbs we planted last fall have really turned out great. And today, it was warm enough to plant a few pots, too. Here’s a look around the garden. An overview from the stair landing on the second […]


Blueberries and Bumblebees

Just a couple shots from the front-yard garden this morning. The garlic is sprouting nicely, and the bumblebees are helping our blueberries along. Happy spring!     Related posts: Samantha Picks Blueberries Update on the Fields: Blueberries, Basil, Geraniums and Jasmine […]


Porch Season Opener

We christened porch season with a gin and tonic. And why not! The weather was warm enough — at least until the sun went down! A quick, but enjoyable, opening. Cheers! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Opener: […]


Daffodils, Pears and Hyacinths!

The bulb planting we did in the fall is certainly paying off. The daffodils are out in full force, bringing more color to the back yard than we’ve ever had before.   It’s such a pleasure to look out the […]


April Showers

Those April showers are a little gloomy, but the bulbs peeking out are bring a brightnes to a dreary day. I’m so happy we planted them. Related posts: Random Pics from April 25 Planting Bulbs at SCF Our First Lilac […]


The First Daffodils of Spring

The first daffodils of the year! These little Tete a Tete daffodils are just brightening our first days of spring! Related posts: Spring at the Farm: Quince, Crocus, Daffodils and the Planting of Sweet Peas Update on the Garden: Lilacs, […]


Winter Sunset

One worth admiring. Related posts: On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a Beautiful Sunset What a Sunset Gorgeous Sunset A Beautiful Sunset


Snow at the Farm

We haven’t had too much snow this year — save for the big one a few weeks ago — so this dusting was actually sort of pleasant. The birds are happy to find the suet in the pear tree, that’s […]

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The Blizzard of January, 2016

Well, it finally came. This warm, snow-less winter came to a screeching halt Saturday morning.  Luckily, we were prepared, and had Joan Nathan’s Brisket recipe at our fingertips.  And a new (used) snowblower in the garage: The snow settled in […]



We’re getting lots of chickadees and woodpeckers on our suet feeder outside the big kitchen window. It’s such a pleasure seeing them every morning. Related posts: Sunday Morning Play Sunrise at the Farm Post Labor Day G&T (With a Gin […]


Spring in December

Things are sprouting that should not be sprouting. Here are all the spring flowers I saw on my walk today, starting with the chervil in our very own garden: Coneflower buds: ‘ Dianthus: Sedum buds: Daisies: Vinca: Kind of outrageous, […]


The Birds

A bizarre flock of birds taking rest in the trees above our walk around the JN building today. Noting the beauty. Related posts: A Pinecone Project Patio Update: The Rock Has Been Crushed Roast Chicken with Thyme, Lemon and Rosemary […]

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Planting Bulbs in the Back Yard

Every spring, I look out at the brown, bare orchards and say to myself: Why, oh why didn’t we plant bulbs last fall? Well, we’ve been at the farm for more than 13 years now, and it’s finally happened. Longtime […]


We Have a Winner Watermelon!

The harvest complete, and we have great news. The watermelon was a big success! Red, sweet, juicy and delicious! Related posts: The Watermelon Harvest Watermelon-Basil Mojitos Michael Symon’s Watermelon and Halloumi Recipe: Watermelon-Peach-Tomato Salad with Chili and Lime


Flushing the Fire Hydrant

Here’s something you don’t see that often. Sam was pretty fascinated. Related posts: First Fire of the Season at SCF Porch Opener: Sidecars Outside, Then a Fire Fire on the Mountain Sidecars by the Fire


The Watermelon Harvest

I want it on the record that watermelons were planted without my consultation. I would not have planted a vine that needs more room to grow than we even have in our entire front yard. That being said, the joy […]


Pear Harvest: It’s a Good Year

It’s been a very good year for our Anjou pear tree. We’ve been picking pears and eating them out of hand nearly every day since mid-September. Today, we’re taking a bunch of pears that fell off a little unripe, but […]