An assortment of on farm photos from the distant and near past and the not so near past…
Some items we still produce/grow, others we were unable to generate a market for. (You can lead them to water… But…) Every season we try new and what we think are interesting varieties, sometimes we hit a home run, other times the new items fall flat. It’s difficult to speculate on what the gardening public will and won’t like and buy.
They say that if you’re not failing sometimes, you’re not trying hard enough. There are years that we’re trying pretty hard. LOL
The farm has seen many changes over the eight generations of single family ownership. Our main GH was built in an old concrete manure pit from the recent dairy farm days.
Rutland Herald, front cover 2017. That photo lens makes me look much fatter than I actually am. Honest!
Small slice of a big farm. Gotta love Google-Earth
Ahhh... Punkins, a gift from elementary school kids who attended a fall pumpkin tour
All the children that came to a farm tour signed a punkin book for me.
Mr. Kaos at home, I miss that cat dearly
pelleted petunia seeds waiting for water, heat and germination
wee babies recently germinated
nicotiana alata babies 3 days old
baby kale 1 day old
sweet pepper seeds and the vibro seeder tool
orientpet hybrid lily
pink morn petunia which self sowed in the a greenhouse
fragrant annual phlox, Michelle's petit hand
more annual phlox
another orientpet lily
annual poppy which appeared out of nowhere one season
medicinal baloon flower
madicinal baloon flower 2
monarch and bumble bee sharing a purple cone flower
gentian from seed, very difficult to germinate
hybrid day lily
blue star morning glory
our front yard, western slopes of the Green Mountains in the distance
Cypress Vine, nickle sized morning glory cousin
randon self sowed morning glory
another random morning glory volunteer
white crest heirloom cosmos
self sowed cleome
blue star morning glory
scarlet o'hara morning glory
pink tie dye morning glory
ugh, winter, small greenhouse
mid-winter sunrise, our front yard
simply love, rare, annual hibiscus
mama snapper! I had to remove three of these very early one morning
we wanted to create an old-time look and feel, (self serve format) unfortunately we only kept it open for a couple of years. The combination of very slow sales and frequent theft of products, led us to close it down in 2010.
rows of veggies and flowers, looking south
My Godson Gordon, selling organic blueberries at market, 2015
wagons hoe! we have a special customer who has us plant this wagon every season
sea of geraniums
and more geraniums
plant insanity time, GH at max capacity before Mothers Day
Tamari red trailing vebena
Tamari blue trailing verbena
wee baby perilla, sun-loving coleus look a like
even I'm lost sometimes
Calibrachoa, orange sunset
Calibrachoa, mixed basket
homemade PVC greenhouse, sadly destroyed by a severe windstorm spring 2017, lasted 12 years
PVC greenhouse, This home-built GH was destroyed twice over the years. Once by heavy snowfall and finally May 2017 by a freak, brief, 75 mph wind event. It was replaced in April 2018 by a steel frame structure.
mimulus mix, we loved these cool season delights, but they didn't sell as people were unfamiliar with the species
mimulus close up
trailing pansy baskets
pansy baskets. we no longer do pansy baskets because the local climate has changed so much that people just put out summer flowering plants earlier.
pansy baskets, economical pallet benches
pansy patio pots and containers
Farmer Mike with 1 week old baby Burt the goat. My friend Mary sure loves her goats.
Thunbergia, Arizona Glow, growing on a trellis, east side of house, part shade. Photo doesn't do it justice, these babies will blossom more in full sunshine
Watermelon, Mini Love Hybrid, Freshly sliced at Enchanted Flora Farm, 2017, large container friendly