My Cover Story Article Can Be Read In Jan/Feb. Addition of Countryside Magazine

I am pleased to share the cover of Countryside Magazine’s Jan/Feb. 2017 addition where I wrote the cover story Igniting The American Homesteading Dream and a follow on case study of a New York State local farm, an interview with the NY Agriculture Commissioner and more.  The research I have done on the millennial movement…

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…

When Storm Blow Down Makes Lumber

FARM BLOG ~ Making Custom Lumber Out Of Storm Blow Down One of the greatest gifts of being a farmer is having land where you can utilize debris such as fallen trees from storms to make lumber.  Moving through this area over the last week were severe wind storms that dropped a sizeable tree across…