This has been a very busy summer wit all our special projects. Put in our small pond was definitely worth all the effort,. The beautiful sound from the waterfall adds a relaxing tone that we can hear all the way up at the house.. Plus all the birds, dragon flies, bee that seem to enjoy the pond is a bonus.
Getting our new corn maze ready definitely took a good bit of time in the early part of the summer. All the mapping, planning, cutting and cutting again, but we are ready for the our guest. Now we are very focused on getting the farm shop (which is a 1940’s carriage building, that was moved from my cousins farm) refurbished, functioning and beautiful again.
There is aways the normal summer duties of keeping the grass mowed , the gardens weeded . But this summer is special, tis is the first year ( the orchard was planted three years ago) that we have received fruit from our dwarf orchard. Many of the peach trees have produced a nice crop, we will also be getting some pears later on in the season. Hopefully next year the plums will stay on the trees. We will also be picking the Concord grapes in about a month, so it will be time to make more grape butter( which you will be able to find in our Farm Shop).
The month of May has already been very busy on the farm. Steve and I have been working hard on our new duck pond. The pond is 20 feet wide by 30 feet long , so plenty of room for the girls to swim and play.
The rock bed has been laid and next step is the construction the waterfall, plumbing the pond and get some electricity run out there.
Mother nature has been very busy filling our pond with water, so we are going to have to do some extra work before we can start on the next few projects.
We are working on a few spring projects on the farm First and foremost Steve and I are working the EBMY Farm Corn Maze. We are planning on opening a 4 plus acre corn maze for the months of September and October . Our first tasks are to create plenty of parking for the guests. We will be relocating a vintage building to serve as the small sales office, that will also have beverages, fresh pastries and all our other products that are made on the farm. We have plans for a large pumpkin patch, fresh veggie and eggs when available.
The month of April has many tasks to be completed . We are leveling, grating and seeding an acre for a substantial parking lot, and installing a cement pad, so our antique building and be relocated to the farm.
So stay tuned for all the spring and summer activities and more info on the maze will be posted as we progress.