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We Have a Fig!

This is the first year in many, many that our tree has produced figs. It’s also the first that it wintered over next to the house, in the same sandy bed with rosemary and jasmine. I figured like with like, […]

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Sunrise at the Farm

Good morning, Nyack. Related posts: Sunrise at the Farm From Sunrise to Supper in Nashville Saturday at the Farm Breakfast Buffet for the Farm Guests

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Success with Zinnias

It was an odd year in the garden. After losing the pear tree last year, there’s been a hole in the landscape that we’re not quite sure how to fill. For this year, anyway, we just decided to throw some […]

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Sunset at the Farm

A lovely sunset this evening. This time of year they’re beautiful. Related posts: Saturday Night at the Farm: Margies, Movies and a Marvelous Sunset On the Longest Day of the Year, Rosé and a Beautiful Sunset A Beautiful March Sunset […]

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Garden Update

An update on the fields at SCF, as of August 5. Variegated lace cap hydrangea. Coneflowers and zinnia along the fence. More limelight and conflowers. Cosmos. The zinnias did well in this post. I lament the loss of the pear […]

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Garden Update: Limelights and Coneflowers

The garden is really bursting with blooms now! Coneflower delight: Little limelight. Big limelight. An all-white bouquet for the office. Related posts: Garden Update: Coneflowers, Pears and More Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Update on the Garden: […]

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Picking Cherries!

It’s time, folks! Sour cherries are ripe. Gorgeous! And look who is my little helper. Also, hydrangeas! Related posts: Pickled Sour Cherries: Recipe Recipe: Maraschino Cherries Sour Cherries in Syrup: The First Harvest Poached Cherries

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First Sour Cherry Harvest

We harvest the cherries from the dwarf tree, the North Star. A nice haul. Related posts: The Sour Cherry Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest Sour Cherry Harvest: It’s Going to Be Huge Greg Describes the Sour Cherry Harvest

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Peonies!

Looking great! Related posts: Garden Update: Cherries! Peonies! Currants! Peonies at the Farm How to Float Peonies Garden Update: Columbine, Peonies, Bees!

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We Have Installed the Sail

Protection from the setting sun is now available at the farm. Related posts: Wherein We Hoist a Sail and Enjoy the Garden for Happy Hour The Farm Gets New Plants Bee Class at Stone Barns

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Garden Update: Planting Radishes

We have a helper in the fields this year! Here’s Sammy, laying down a row of radishes. Water, soil, sun. Watch them grow. The rest of the garden is humming along nicely. Lilacs: Tulips, a birthday present for Sam from […]

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Bulbs are Blooming

The garden is exploding! Lots of cherry blossoms; fingers crossed for a good year! Tulips. Hyacinth., Welcome, spring! Related posts: Progress in the Fields: The Farm Gets Bulbs Bulbs Blooming at the Farm Planting Bulbs at SCF Planting Bulbs in […]

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Garden Update

The daffodils are really coming into their own. It’s nice enough to have dinner on the lawn! A view from above. Related posts: Update on the Garden: Lilacs, Flower Quince, Daffodils and More Spring Garden Update and the Patio’s First […]

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Spring at the Farm

Things are really starting to pop now! Hyacinths: Daffodils: Our summer perch: Related posts: Spring at the Farm: Quince, Crocus, Daffodils and the Planting of Sweet Peas Spring Garden Update and the Patio’s First Cocktail Hour Spring Garden at Sour […]

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Porch Season Opener

It’s opening day of porch season, folks! Time to get those cushions out, dust them off, sweep and mop and get ready for summer! Related posts: The Porch Season Has Begun! Porch Season Opener Porch Opener: Sidecars Outside, Then a […]

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March Snowstorm

There’s always one, isn’t there? A big storm hit the farm this March. It was a school and work days, so you know what that means.   And also a nice brekky. Going back to help out the bees.  And a walk […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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Dead Cherry Tree

What a sad day. The cherry tree we planted 9 years ago has died. We think it got hit by a truck and had an open wound, then got sick from that. Dead Related posts: The Sour Cherry Tree is […]

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Peonies for Work

A bouquet of peonies to brighten the newsroom. Related posts: How to Float Peonies Peonies at the Farm Beautiful Food Photos and Flowers Garden Update: Columbine, Peonies, Bees!