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Farm News

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

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This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about Continue reading...

Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival 2017

Written by: Christine
April 24, 2017

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It’s that time of year again. Time for the Mayhaw Trees to be producing berries! But are they? There was a late frost just as the trees came out of dormancy, and this winter was too warm and dry. So we are checking them every day to see what the harvest might be like. For Continue reading...

The Life of a Mayhaw Pond

Written by: Christine
September 15, 2016

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September 12, 2016 For those of you who were following the Berry Barometer leading up to our Mayhaw Berry Harvest Festival last May, I thought an update would be in order. Especially since our natural Mayhaw Berry tree stand goes through such radical changes through the year. Here’s a recent video. The whole seasonal series Continue reading...

Blooms! Blooms! Blooms! On the Mayhaw Trees

Written by: Bobbie
March 25, 2016

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Unless there is an unusual weather phenomenon, it appears we will have a great crop of berries.  The Mayhaw trees began blooming earlier this month and now are covered in leaves. Fred went out to see how they were looking, however, it is too early to find berries. We will be checking each week. The Continue reading...

Stuff about Mayhaw Berry Trees and the Festival

Written by: Bobbie
April 11, 2014

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Air Layering Mayhaw Trees Well here it is one month until the eighth annual Mayhaw Berry Festival. Looks like we will have a good crop this year. I was out in the pond layering some branches trying to start new trees from some of my favorites. It is hard to do with one hand. The Continue reading...

Good news – Bad news

Written by: Bobbie
February 21, 2013

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Lots of babies being born. Two sets of triplets from the Nubian Dairy girls. Lacey had hers on February 19, 2 girls and a boy and Queenie had her 2 girls and a boy on February 20. I helped Queenie with the boy. The first one was born about 1:30 PM. I was watching her Continue reading...

What’s going on at the farm? No rain!

Written by: Bobbie
May 31, 2011

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Well we made it through the Mayhaw Festival and it was the last good rain we had. I check the weather everyday and we are definitely in drought conditions. The sink hole in the middle of the woods and the pond in the pasture are both completely dry. The sink hole is approximately 35 feet Continue reading...

Jelly Making Video

Written by: Christine
May 20, 2011

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Neck of the Woods Outdoor Adventures made a video at the Mayhaw Festival this year. You can see it here. It’s an excellent video both in content and presentation. NeckoftheWoodsOA does great work! I liked the one called “Jakes,” too, especially the music.

Mayhaw Harvest Farm Festival

Written by: Bobbie
May 16, 2011

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The Mayhaw Farm Festival is over and was a great success in spite of Saturday’s storms. The rain was certainly welcome but we could have done without the delay, and later that day the damage to trees and power lines. However, we are not unaware how lite our problems are compared to flooding and tornado Continue reading...

Mayhaw Harvest Farm Festival

Written by: Bobbie
May 9, 2011

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Saturday, May 14, 10 AM to 4 PM. Sunday, May 15, Noon to 4 PM This is the last notice before the Festival! It’s here already and we are super busy. The practical stuff we want you to know – there is plenty of parking, food, drinks , picnic area, restrooms, disabled accommodations. The best Continue reading...