1848 Clearview Rd., Coplay, PA. 18037 Google Map 610-261-9098
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Farming Philosophy

We are firm believers of being good stewards of the earth.  We utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management.  The philosophy of this program is to utilize the best aspects of organinc and traditional farming.  We apply the manure from our cows, chickens, sheep, goats, and a neighboring horse farm on the fields.  Every year soil tests are sent to Penn State University to determine what, if any commercial fertilizers are needed.  The use of  fungicides and pesticides is minimized by scouting and utilizing reports and alerts from Penn State University.

Black biodegradable mulch is used as much as possible.  This helps reduce weeds and the use of herbicides and being biodegradable, it does not end up in landfills.   Crops are also rotated to minimize disease issues.  These practices are environmentally friendly and reduce cost.

We raise the hay and grain fed to the animals.  No hormones or antibiotics are used, however the feed is supplemented with minerals and vitamins to maintain their health.  The sheep and goats are pastured as much as possible throughout the year.  While the cows and chickens are maintained in pens, they have room to roam and are pampered.  The only thing missing is the piped in music!   The diets of all of the animals are supplemented with leftover produce during the growing season.  Recycling is very important.

Every year we pull a few fields out of production.  This allows them to rest and recuperate.  Rather than just let them sit we plant cover crops such as sorghum, sunflowers, pearled millet, tillage radishes, etc.  These plants help return health to the soil and are beneficial for birds, bees, and butterflies.  And they look pretty!

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