Weather Related …

DHF Sunset Trees

  A fellow farmer from a bit north of us was in the barn the other day grumbling about the cool spring temperatures. Like most farmers and old timers who show up to commiserate with Jane from time to time, one of the opening salvo of the conversation tends to be “How’s the weather over […]

Isn’t It About Time You Become a “Locavore”?

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  Up here at the Dimond Hill Farm we’ve been locavores for two hundred years or more. A lot of our friends and customers are locavores, and, over the years, we’ve even recruited a few supermarket diehards into our ranks. So … isn’t it about time you became a locavore? Don’t worry, the conversion is […]

Hey … Won’t Be Long Now!

DHF_Pic_Spring Farmhouse

Spring has sprung up here at the Dimond Hill Farm, with new plantings sprouting in the greenhouses and new products being planted on the Farm Stand shelves. All in preparation for our May 26 farm stand season opener … which can’t come quick enough for me, as the conversation has gotten a bit stale  up […]

How to Care for Your Christmas Tree

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For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Santa Says the Best Christmas Trees are in the Barn

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The Holiday Season is here once again and it’s time to start talking turkey and thinking about what the heck to buy old Uncle Elmer that will top that pair of plaid support stockings you gave him last year. It’s also time to embark on that most glorious of all holiday expeditions … the search […]

Seeing Green at Dimond Hill

Parker with Kale

It’s been a spell since my last posting, and with all those cards, letters and comments Jane received about my blog writing talents last season … I’m lucky she’s lettin’ me post now. I promised Jane I’d be more focused and get right to the point this season, so here goes: We’ve got good news […]

So, You Think You Want a Garden …

Nothing is quite as Norman Rockwell as the backyard garden we picture in our mind’s eye each spring … and nothing is quite as Stephen King as that overgrown patch of weeds that we mow around all summer in hopes of wrestling enough food away from the aphids and groundhogs to harvest a decent sized […]

Buying Local: One Way to Stand Up Against GMOs

green house veges

Getting to be that time of year for farm stands across the state to reopen with a whole new crop of seasonal favorites and local products that are both tasty and healthful and still grown as nature intended. You’ve heard us preach before about the invasion of GMO foodstuffs that now crowd our grocery shelves […]

How to Care for Your Cut Christmas Tree

christmas tree in barn

For many of us up this way, Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a brightly-decorated evergreen tree planted smack in the middle of the living room. Ah, how the smell of pine brightens the senses and revives those memories of holidays seasons long past where glass ornaments sparkled (at least until a cat or kid […]

Start Your Christmas Shopping on Dimond Hill

One of my favorite Christmas Carols is the old standard: Oh Christmas Tree. Every time I hear it on the radio or record player I perk up a bit and imagine the colorfully decorated and brightly lit trees that became the centerpiece of our holiday celebrations. Trouble is, I never seem to remember the words […]