Summer 2020

Summer 2020- Social Distancing! Summer 2020 was my (Kelly’s) first full season living primarily at the farm. What better place to social distance is the farm. That’s a LIE! The Rice farm has been a haven for people looking for outdoor retreat! Bon fires, hiking, biking, sledding. We even showed up for Christmas. Garden Our Read more about Summer 2020[…]

Tiger Moth

Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)

Pearls magic Princess Moth is actually a Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica). We found it in the garden and fell in love! Excepts it didn’t grant any of her wishes, DANG! Spilosoma virginica is a species of moth in the subfamily Arctiinae. As a caterpillar, it is known as the yellow woolly bear or yellow bear caterpillar. As an adult, it is known as Read more about Virginian Tiger Moth (Spilosoma virginica)[…]

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 is in on a confusing roller coaster ride With Covid19 we all started the season early. The more we could get out to the farm the better. Whether Malcolm’s fixing the truck, Tania’s family is out hiking or Kelly’s recluse to her camper the farm acted like a getaway for all of us. Read more about Spring 2020[…]

Garden 2019

Garden 2019 was huge in spite of lack of water! This year we planted the entire Garden plot! In the Garden 2019 we grew cucumbers, corn, raddish, (yellow, purple, green) beans, soy beans, swiss chard, spinach, lettuce, (yellow, green) zucchini, (heirloom, orange, purple) carrots, (green arrow, sugaranne, sugarsnap, mixed)peas, (red, yellow, mixed)potatoes, dill, cucamelon, garlic, Read more about Garden 2019[…]

Farm Jam 2019

FARM JAM We had burgers, weenies, trout, salmon, potato salad, Mexican street corn salad, baked beans, amy’s dip, veggie, fruit and cheese platters and more! Cold water and juice machines! Sunday we had a few people come out for breakfast. We have 4 dozen farm fresh eggs, hash browns, Toast (done on the Rollertoaster courtesy Read more about Farm Jam 2019[…]

2018 Garden

This summer (2018) Some produced…and some didn’t produce We’ll never plant Tiny Tim tomatoes again. What a nuisance. So many tomato skins to peel off. Carrots produced a lot! So did zucchini, pumpkin and beans..of course. Kelly always manages to get some canning done including this year Kelly and Jeffs Apple Butter/ Jam thanKs to Read more about 2018 Garden[…]

Remembrance Day 2018

Remembrance: A Couple Who Met During The War Written by Jan Densmore In today’s Remembrance celebration,  we take the time to think of My Mom (Margret Bissell) and Dad (Gregory Rice) were in their early 20s when they met during WWII. Both army soldiers. Signing up during wartime, can you imagine how scary the future could be Read more about Remembrance Day 2018[…]