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Bare Root Raspberry Plants Now Available
Now is the perfect time to plant raspberry plants and establish a patch in your garden or homestead. Once established, these raspberry plants will produce fruit in the summer and fall. They are easy to care for and will also naturally...
Wood Duck Sighting
This morning we had an amazing sighting on our way to the barn to care for our baby chicks: A pair of wood ducks landed and perched in a tree in front of our cabin. The males, or drakes, have...
Praying Mantis
While trimming our raspberry canes for the spring, we discovered over 30 praying mantis oothecae, also known as egg cases. Each will hatch about 100-200 praying mantises that will eat mosquitoes, aphids, moths, and more! We do not use any...
Snowy Day Photographs
It was a beautiful day on the farm after today’s snow. I suited up and headed out to enjoy the stillness and capture some photographs to share with you.         
Burning Wood is a Lifestyle
There’s an old saying that burning firewood heats you three times; when you cut it, when you split and stack it, and when you burn it. There’s no doubt that choosing to heat a home with wood is a lifestyle....
Foraging Chicken of the Woods
Chester had mentioned to me that he thought he saw Chicken of the Woods while working in the forest one day. However, he couldn’t remember where he saw it. I took this as a fun challenge to find it! I...
Chicken Alfredo with Sautéed Log Grown Shiitake Mushrooms and Peas
Chester has been craving Chicken Alfredo so I came up with this quick and easy recipe that also incorporates our log grown shiitake mushrooms. It’s a great meal that you can make any day of the week for a delicious...
Mushrooms Can Store Vitamin D
Everyone knows that Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that we all need to survive. It helps keep our immune system strong and also aids our metabolism. People make vitamin D when their skin cells are exposed to sun light. However, we can have...
Predator Attack on Our Purple Martins
We've recently had a hawk attack our purple martin nest here on the farm. In the time we have been here, we have never had a predator attack our Purple Martin colony. The hawk even knocked one of the houses off that...
Jersey Grown Firewood
Firewood is a sustainable and renewable energy resource that can be used for heating and cooking purposes. The New Jersey Department of Agriculture recommends purchasing firewood within 50 miles of where it will be burned to reduce the spread of invasive...
What is a Spore Print?
In this blog post we are sharing a characteristic of mushrooms that is used for identification. Each mushroom has traits that are important for people to properly identify what they are. The most helpful is a spore print. Mushrooms have spores that they...
Why Mushrooms?
Some people might be wondering how we ended up deciding to grow mushrooms. After all, it is an uncommon crop to farm in our area.  We took a lot of time to research what types of crops we could grow that...
Shiitake Mushrooms
After patiently waiting one year for the spawn to colonize our oak logs, we are finally excited to announce that we are offering shiitake mushrooms! We grow gourmet shiitake mushrooms on oak logs. The logs used in our mushroom production are...
Manifesting Our Dream Farm
In May of 2019, we were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary. When I was brainstorming unique ideas of gifts to give to Chester, I read that copper was one of the traditional gifts. I thought it was very fitting that...
How We Named Our Farm
In this blog post we are sharing the process in how we named our farm and the meaning behind it. Naming a farm is truly a unique experience that requires a lot of thought and planning. We actually named our...
The Story Behind Our Farm
Our first blog post is the story behind our farm. When Chester and I started dating in 2008, our first dates were spent baling hay and harvesting spinach. It was in the fields of southern New Jersey where we fell in love...