January 22, 2020

Last year we replaced about 350 blueberry bushes.  We added some additional Duke berries which are the earliest variety.   These will not be producing for another year or more though.  However we have plenty of berries if anything like last year.

Also hav...

April 7, 2018


Hoping to get some of these beautiful birds to nest on the farm.  They would be very helpful in keeping the other birds out of the berries when ripening.

February 26, 2017

February is a good time to prune up the bushes.  The weather we have had this year has made it a pleasant and peaceful time to be at the farm.  Pruning will help with insuring we get the largest fruit possible as well as not overcrowding the bush with berries.

February 20, 2017

May 13 will be the annual Native Plant Sale at Shaw.  Here is the link to their site for more information: Shaw Wildflower Market. It is a one of a kind place to get your plants from several vendors each with a unique  variety of Midwest native plants and some gre...

September 14, 2016

We use old sawdust to mulch in our berries.  Oak sawdust adds organic matter to the beds, lowers the PH, helps retain water and mostly controls weeds.  This permits us to NOT use herbicides.  The mulch is put on the beds a snow shovel at a time.  While a lot of work it...

July 1, 2016

We have several folks that will pick a bunch of berries and then store them for year long use.  The best way is freezing the berries.  Here is a clip from the University of Illinois showing you how.