Culinary & Traditional Medicinal Herbs

Culinary & Traditional Medicinal Herbs

On the advice of several customers and the young man who delivers our firewood, we’ve broadened our selection of herbs. We chose a sundrenched area with accessible water in the southwest section of our front-row garden and Loren built nine raised beds. In February, we...
It’s a Parade!

It’s a Parade!

Saturday, July 9th, our family represented our farm in the annual Sultan Shindig Parade. Our talented son Ben & daughter-in-law, Amanda, built and painted the float towed behind the tractor, featuring produce we grow here at Silver Maple Farm. Our lovely...
The Bees Are Coming, The Bees Are Coming!!!

The Bees Are Coming, The Bees Are Coming!!!

Make way for the pollinators! As we seek to expand Silver Maple Farm it only seemed natural to add bees. It’s a well-known fact that hosting bee hives on your farm will increase your harvest. Even when we lived on a postage-stamped sized lot in town we raised mason...
Building Again?

Building Again?

That’s right. Soon after we installed our 20×24’ greenhouse in January of 2021, we realized the size didn’t match our vision for Silver Maple Farm. So, this winter we installed a gothic style 24×60’ greenhouse. Why a gothic style? A practical choice, the...
Cooperation: Working with the Land

Cooperation: Working with the Land

“What should we do with Bed 5?” I said to Loren one evening in late October. “No matter how we amend the soil or what we plant, nothing grows there except the blueberries.” At Silver Maple Farm, our large fenced garden that fronts our property and borders the main...
What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

Work slowed little here on the farm this winter. In early January, Loren and I pored through seed catalogs, decided what varieties we wanted to offer our customers, and plotted out over half an acre of garden beds. Bundles of seed packages began arriving in February,...