Marionberry Jam Making Today!

Well, as an Oregonian I am thrilled to have Marionberries on our farm here in East TN. Found in profusion along Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the berries mature in July.   The Marionberry was created as a hybrid of the small highly-flavorful Chehalem Berry and the fatter and faster-growing Ollalie Berry.  It was developed in 1956, at OSU’s Agricultural Research…

Busy Summer Days At The Farm ~ Harvest Time & Fourth Of July Decor

Garden bounty galore and Fourth of July DECORATING!!! Too fun it’s been this last week. At HIBar Ranch, Farm and Forest we are as busy as bees as summer finally arrives. I type this with my husband working our New York ranch in Upstate New York, preparing the  bee hives for my first harvest next…

June Progress At HiBar Ranch ~ Amazing Month

June has been an amazing month at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest.  This photo essay captures our amazing progress and bounty generated on our lovely farm in the month of June. First, as you can see above,  lovely spring brings forth a green bonanza  with new green leaves, welcoming the start of farm life for…

May Farm Update – HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest

May has been a spectacular month for us at HiBar Ranch, Farm and Forest. First, we opened up the ranch in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York, prepping for summer activities there.  The bees in the hives are beginning their early spring foraging and survived a somewhat mild winter.  The woods were traversed to…