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How to Care for Your Cut Christmas Tree

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 […]

The Haunting of Dimond Hill …

Gather round the hearth my friends and warm yourselves by the fire, safe from the wind and the rain … but not, perhaps, from the chill that’s likely to tickle your spine as I tell you a tale of the ghosts of Dimond Hill. You see, the Dimond Hill Farm seems to sit at a […]

Playing in the Pumpkin Patch …

Remember back when dad would pile the family into the station wagon and motor off down one country lane or another, all the time reminiscing about the way things used to be … back when people were nicer, kids were more polite and he had more hair. Ah, those were the days when we could […]

Starting the Fall with a Bit of Summer

It is going to be a BEEEAA-utiful weekend up here in New Hampshire, with a little bit of something for everyone who’s able to operate outside of a WiFi signal. The first blush of fall color is breaking through, chilly mornings – wrapped in fog and wood smoke – quickly burn off to bright sunshine […]

Honey Crystals: Natural Goodness or Funky Fermentation …

Honey is just about as good as it gets when you’re looking for something to dress up a cup of tea or a piece of bread and butter. Most scholars figure that honey predates written history where four-thousand-year-old Babylonian cuneiform writings describe it being used as currency and a way to pay tribute to both kings […]

Tunnel Vision …

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” American Humorist and Writer Lewis Grizzard. I love this quote because I can feel the juice running down my chin whenever I read it. Every now and then, up here at the Dimond Hill Farm, we like to pluck the fleshy fruit […]

The Battle of Dimond Hill

In a letter to his wife, Abigail, shortly after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote that the Fourth of July each year “ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations …” A fine sentiment, of course … and the kind of call […]

G-M-Oh My Goodness …

Genetically Modified Organism or “Frankenfood”? This past St. Patrick’s Day the wife brought home a head of iceberg lettuce from the local supermarket produce section. March must be a good month for lettuce in Mexico, she reasoned, why else would they have it on sale. Well mister, I’m here to tell you that that head […]

This Saturday, The Drinks Are On Us …

Okay, okay, calm down. After all, we ain’t talking about Grandpa Abbott’s apple jack, here. On Saturday, June 28, from 11 am to 1 pm, Parker House Coffee will be holding a coffee tasting at the Dimond Hill Farm Stand. You may not have tried or even heard of Parker House Coffee, but I guarantee you’ll […]