Homer runs Sunnyside Farm, a pasture based farm in south central PA. This is the farm blog, written by the farmer's wife, Dru.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Last year at this time the cover was on the hoophouse but it was full of poison ivy, grass, trees. trash, vines of every description and assorted other growing things that were not welcome. March 2011? Ready for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and cucumbers that are going to sprout under grow lights inside. As clumps of grass start to reappear Homer is digging them out. We have a small push mower (human powered) to mow between the rows..when the chickens are elsewhere. Drip tape is in place already. So much progress in 1 year time!
I am the lucky woman who gets to be the farmer's wife to Homer Walden, the hardworking, creative and innovative force behind Sunnyside Farm. The farm is a pasture based intensive grazed farm in Dover, PA. We grow heirloom, open pollinated vegetables, chicken, eggs from heritage breed chickens, beef, heirloom breed turkeys for Thanksgiving and pork with no commercial feed, honey, eggs, Buff ducks. And the occasional flower or 2.