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cooking, garden

Sour Cherry Farm Strawberries!

The first of the strawberries came in from the garden this week. What a joy it is to have fresh berries back in the repertoire! Plump, juicy, sweet, delicious, and oh-so delicate. Related posts: Breakfast with Local Strawberries and Fresh […]

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Yellow Finch on the Coneflowers

I couldn’t get any closer than this, but here are a few snaps of a beautiful yellow finch enjoying the coneflower seeds in the fields at the farm: Related posts: Garden Update: Coneflowers, Cosmos, Blackberries and Butterfly Bushes Sunday at […]

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Open Days Garden Tour

We visited another garden during the Open Days fundraiser for the Garden Conservancy, and what a special garden. It’s on the crest of the hill above the banks of the Hudson near Piermont, and overlooks the whole valley from its […]

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Open Days Garden Tour: Pretty Penny

Open Days is an ingenious fundraiser for the Garden Conservancy. You pay $5, which goes toward helping “preserve exceptional American gardens,” and you get to go behind the garden gates of some really fancy, and also very inspiring, private gardens. […]

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Apricot Blossoms and Hyacinths

Finally! The long, cold winter seems to be passing, ever so slowly. In its wake, blossoms of apricots and plums, and a few more colorful bulbs. Gosh the apricots were incredible last year. (A look at them here.) More signs […]

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Bulbs Blooming at the Farm

A sure sign of spring. The bulbs we planted back in the fall are showing their cheery colors.   Related posts: Progress in the Fields: The Farm Gets Bulbs Planting Bulbs at SCF The Snow Finally Melts and We See […]

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The Farm Plants The First Crops of 2011

We sowed our first seeds on March 13 this year: Lettuce and radishes. Greg jerry-rigged a makeshift cold frame out of a plastic tarp and a couple of broom handles to keep our baby seedlings warm. We’ll let you know […]

bees, garden, outings

Bee Class at Stone Barns

Stone Barns Center has started a series calleld “Beekeeping for Newbees,” and Greg and I were there to learn all about setting up the hive, the queen’s nuptial flight and other bee-related knowledge. Dan Carr, Stone Barns livestock assistant and […]

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Blizzard No. 2

We got slammed again. About a foot this time, I’d say. Here’s a look. Related posts: Cleaning Up after the Blizzard Christmas Blizzard 2010 A Tree Comes Down in Nyack Sunday at the Farm: Hot Dogs and Hydrangeas

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Christmas Blizzard 2010

Outside: Inside: Related posts: Christmas Eve at the Ranch 2010 Christmas Dinner at the Farm 2010: Tamales, Hibiscus Margies, Baba Au Rhum BDoF: The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Prepping for Christmas Dinner

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Calm Before the Storm

On Sunday morning after Christmas, we went to a yoga class, and were planning to set a record by going to the lake four days in a row. But the snow started falling. And it wouldn’t stop for 24 hours. […]

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Planting Bulbs at SCF

We’ve been living on the farm for 8 1/2 years now, but this is the first fall we’ve gotten it together in time to plant bulbs for spring. A couple weeks back, I did the orchard: tulips, hyacinth, crocus. Today, […]

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The Farm’s First Pear Harvest

We finally got a harvest from our Anjou pear tree. We planted it at least four years — four years! maybe five! — ago. How exciting! Related posts: A Tree Comes Down in Nyack The Sour Cherry Harvest Sunday at […]

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Supper in the Orchard

A family get-together in the orchard, with the Ranchers, Grandmom, Boo, Sarah and the girls. We had a cornucopia of supper vegetables and a grilled pork chop on top: Related posts: Summer Supper in the Orchard at the Farm Supper […]

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Our Best Apricot Harvest — Ever

We got 16 in this round of harvesting, but we also snuck a few in before that, so I’d say we had close to 25. Aren’t they gorgeous! Related posts: Homegrown Strawberries and a Carrot Harvest The Sour Cherry Harvest […]