Hey farmers and farm friends, Justin and Jessica Bullock here, former Pecan and Livestock interns of 2010. We moved to Pennsylvania last month and now we are 6 weeks in to our latest agricultural adventure.
Our gig is this: Julie owns a beautiful farm and farm house in the Poconos. She’s become very interested in the natural/local food movement and wants her farm to become a working farm with an agrotourism bed and breakfast. She sees the value in local, sustainable food production but really doesn’t want to do it herself. She’s hired us to start up the farm and run the B&B.
In the past month we’ve done a ton when it hasn’t been snowing. Here’s a small glimpse into our chilly Pensylvania farming efforts.
We turned her open ended hoop house into a double layered, walled in greenhouse,
We started seedlings,
The first day after the snow melted (this past Friday!) we planned out our garden space, (notice the lake still frozen behind me)
We are working on pruning our beautiful 50 yr old apple trees,
We cleaned out the entire house, every closet, every dresser drawer, to ready it for guests (no photo for you), baked about 18 loaves of bread, gradually filling the freezer,
and made a couple batches of soap.
All in all we are having a fantastic time. It’s kinda secluded out here in the mountains. We’ve met a couple neighbors but we haven’t found anyone in the 20-35 age range yet. I’m sure they exist somewhere out here. Maybe we’ll have time for making friends this fall??
Anyway, we’ll update you again when all our veggies are growing and healthy and we have our first round of broiler chickens started. Happy farming!!