Farm jam is Saturday, July 30th this year. We will supply burgers and hotdogs for supper. Also outhouse and water. Power will be on a first-come-first service. Bring your tents or camper. Join us for the on-stage jam.
The year after COVID. We didn’t get many pictures. It’s like we wanted to see people with our eyes instead of through a camera lens for once! It was a great FARM/ FAM Jam. WE HAD BABIES! You know we are close to the end of the COVID epidemic when babies can leave the house! Read more about Farm Jam 2021- The Year After COVID[…]
Sunflowers everywhere in the garden- 2021 We planted ornamental sunflowers one year to attract bees and now they are an invasive weed. This year we tried to use them as a wind block to the garden. They soaked up more water than prevented water evaporation. Now they are a pretty weed in our garden. Kelly Read more about Garden 2021- The Sunflower take-over[…]
CRITTERS, CRITTERS, EVERYWHERE! WE HAVE THEM ON CAMERA. We’ve had several Critters families stop in to try and figure out the cameras. We’ve also had a few who didn’t notice the cameras at all. Birds, raccoons, deer, coyotes, fox, MOOSE, Owls, house cat, bald eagle, hawk, cougar, rabbit, white weasle, and more. We’ve had Read more about Wildlife on the Critter Camera[…]
Winter 2021 Lots of snow. Let’s hope some ends up in the dugout.
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 Garden 2020[…]
WINDMILL AND SOLAR TRAIL CAMERA The Windmill turns on a windy day and charges the battery. On a sunny day the solar panels send a charge over to the battery. The battery then sends power over to the inverter. The plug you see in the inverter runs the camera, Nest cam. This way we can Read more about Windmill Project[…]
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 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 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[…]