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Posted 10/17/2015 7:38am by Heather Skorinko.

For those of you that have tender plants outside, they will need to be covered or brought in.  There is a frost/freeze warning tonight and tomorrow night.  I guess summer is over!

Posted 8/21/2015 8:48am by Heather Skorinko.

There is always plenty of work to do on the farm.  We are now picking peaches, melons, tomatoes, corn, well, everything!  But the other day we  had some unexpected extra work!  There were two sheep wandering in our area that finally decided they wanted to hook up with my flock!  We spent a few hours trying to coax them into the barnyard, but with no luck.  I decided to set a "trap" for them, hoping they would go in on their own.  I was able to open and close different gates which would allow them access to hay and water, but keep my animals in.  I checked up on them around 10pm and they were hanging around a different gate.  Ok.  Next morning they were near the open gate!  I walked away thinking if I pretend to ignore them they would go in.  My "evil" plan worked!  The neighbor was removing dead shrub, they went in, and he closed the gate!  The sheep are now safe and sound.  Moral to the story - if anyone knows who the sheep belong to, please notify me.

Posted 7/17/2015 8:43am by Heather Skorinko.

We are now picking peaches!  They are cling stones so not the best for baking but yummy!  We have yellow peaches right now.  Soon we will have white peaches and nectarines will be in any day now.

We started harvesting garlic.  It looks and smells fantastic!  There are beans and squash available, too.

I opened a shop on Etsy, SuyundallaFarms.  Check it out and if you like it, mark it as a favorite!

Posted 6/11/2015 10:50pm by Heather Skorinko.

This year produce is coming in a bit late and erratic.  Asparagus is pretty much over already but the strawberries are coming in.  They are a bit small due to low rain fall but they are sweet!  We also have lots of lettuce and some greenhouse tomatoes.  The freezer is full of lamb and if you are getting a late start on your garden, we still have plenty of tomato, pepper, hot pepper and eggplant plants for sale.  For those of you following the farm on Facebook, I hope to have a video uploaded.  Check it out.

Posted 2/26/2015 4:29pm by Heather Skorinko.

We are working hard at trying to figure out why our egg production has not been consistent.  Right now the chickens are laying!  Lots of eggs available!

 

Posted 2/15/2015 9:01pm by Heather Skorinko.

For the past few years I have been offering a CSA.  Unfortunately, due to labor issues, I can no longer do this.  In order to simplify the farm work, I have decided to offer a Buyers' Club.  This is similar to a CSA in that you prepay your purchases at the beginning of the year.  However, rather than picking up an order on a specific day, you may come the farm and pick up what you wish to have and record your items in a book.  What is the advantage?  10% off of everything available at the farm stand.  That includes the wool products, honey, granola, and any other products I carry.  If you wish to do this, please contact me through e-mail.

On a separate note, check out the newest photos.  We had a lamb born outside on Feb. 13th.  He is still outside and doing very well.  Too cold?

Farming always presents challenges.  Not only do we have babies born in what seems to be unbearable weather, we have equipment issues.  For the second year in a row the weather has taken a toll on our greenhouse.  The ends are made of corrugated plastic and one whole panel came out in the winds today.  Thank goodness we don't have any plants in it!

Posted 9/8/2014 9:12pm by Heather Skorinko.

This year we decided to plant a new variety of potato, a purple one.  We harvested them today so check out the photo gallery.  They have yellow flesh, are firm, and very nice.  I mashed them this evening and discovered the purple color in the skin does not bleed out!  They were excellent.  We have plenty for sale, by the pound, 5 lb, and 10 lb.  Come check them out!

Posted 8/26/2014 8:06pm by Heather Skorinko.

Okay, no one wants to hear about winter yet, but part of the farm work here entails preparing food for the winter.  Check out the picture of the corn and cauliflower I just did!  I also have some eggplant I just prepared.  We still have plenty of corn, eggplant, peppers, cauliflower, and other veggies and fruit prime for canning and freezing.

Posted 8/22/2014 9:21pm by Heather Skorinko.

We have approximately 65 heads of cauliflower we just picked.  Many of the heads are large and great for freezing.  if any one is interested in some for freezing, please send me an e-mail in the next few days.  If you get 5 or more heads, it'll be half price.  We also have sweet corn available, tomatoes are coming in, nice peppers, and melons, although melons don't freeze well!

Ever want to know how to keep garlic?  Store it in oil in the refrigerator either whole cloves or minced.  Then use the oil.  You can also keep it in vinegar.  We have plenty of garlic, also.  With winter coming some time around the corner we have onions, potatoes, and cabbage.

Posted 6/28/2014 2:04pm by Heather Skorinko.

I recently returned from Maui, where my oldest daughter got married.  Even though I was "on vacation" I could not help wearing my agricultural hat. 

I love tropical fruits, bananas, papaya, mango.  Hawaii has had a surge of local awareness and it is now possible to find farmers on the island selling these fresh products at roadside stands.  They are fantastic!  We even found a gentleman who hand shaved and slow roasted coconut.  Yummy!

Maui is a fascinating micro environment.  The Haleakala National Park is like Mars.  The soils are red and barren.  North Shore is where the surfing is best, especially at Jaws.  Killer surf!  South Shore is the tourist area.  It is actually dry this time of year, some trees, dry grasses, sugar cane that needs irrigating. Up Country is the farming and west is tropical Hana.  Each has a different, special micro environment.  The island's micro environments have been compromised through the years, however, due to the introduction of non-native species, brought in by people.  A prime example of this is a plant called Silver Sword.  This unique plant has silvery "leaves" and the plant gets very large.  It is dependent on a specific bug that helps pollinate it.  An ant that has been brought in (probably by accident) is consuming the pollinating  bug and threatening the long term survival of the Silver Sword. 

Buying local not only reduces our carbon foot print, it keeps our dollars local, helps local framers, and it protects our local micro environments.

Barn FireApril 19th, 2019

After much thought and discussion, I have established a Go Fund Me account to raise funds for the five fire companies that responded to my barn fire.  Please consider a donation to these brave me

BugsApril 13th, 2019

Pa. has been invaded by the Spotted Lantern Fly.  It is a highly invasive species and can devastate many different plants.  It's favorite is Tree of Heaven. We have information on the Spotte

Barn FireMarch 29th, 2019

On March 24th one of our barns burned down.  Fortunately no animals or humans were injured and the only piece of equipment we lost was an old combine.  The fire was put out by five local vol