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2016 Labor Day Tree Planting Event

It's hard to believe one year has passed since our first Labor day tree planting event. We've had so many incredible changes since then. Bit by bit we are cultivating the land to make a self sustaining, biodynamic environment full of life and diversity. This year...

The Trail of Delights and Surprises

Think back to a time when you've ventured outdoors and came across landscape so beautiful, it was hard to imagine you weren't transported to another world.     This is exactly the feeling you get when walking through our new trail at the Orchard Hill Farm....

Hydrangeas: Colors Galore

Visit us before the summer ends. Rows of hydrangea trees and bushes have been planted next to our walkways and they are absolutely stunning. Bouquets of pure whites, vivid pinks, and soft purples jump out to joyously welcome you. Stand back and relax. Drink in the...

Sage Trees: Salvia Officinalis

We have some new herb additions joining our Sorrel plants at the Olde Orchard Hill Farm. A few weeks ago we planted 400 sage trees, each tree no taller than one foot. They may not look like much now, but with the proper nutrition and sunlight we expect them to fill up...

Apple Tree Blossoms

  Can you see them? From afar they look like hundreds of white droplets clinging to the long graceful boughs of the apple trees. Zooming in, the droplets turn into delicate white flowers, each nestled in their bed of spring green leaves.     Nature is...

Peach Blossoms

  Take an early morning stroll between our rows of peach trees at Orchard Hill Farm. You’ll notice most of them loom over you, extending to seven feet in height. They stand so tall, still so slender, but proud. Walk alongside them and drink in the sunlight as...

Garden Sorrel Seedlings

  Before the arrival of spring, we took tiny Garden Sorrel seeds and planted hundreds of them in nursery pots. As the weather cleared up, we prepared the land by forming circular rows in the soil. The circular foundation gives us easy access to all the plants,...

Railroad Crossing Sign Through the Seasons

Stop or go. Where does the wind come from and where does it go? The seasons pass, memories collected, then you stop and think, where did time go? Stop. In this moment all is silent, all is still. Windswept dandelion puffs carelessly sway and the flowers bloom from the...

Quince: The Golden Fruit

To the right of our peach trees lay our two rows of quince trees. All their leaves have fallen off and they look slight and bare in this chilly winter setting. In size, they are dwarfed by the full grown trees in the vicinity. However, they have been braving through...