By no means am I an expert in any area of my life and the topic of gardening is no different. The one thing I am smart enough to do is to surround myself with experts. Over the years the garden has taken on different purposes from ornamentally to become more dual purpose… pretty to look at but edible! Some of our favorites are: beans, sugar peas, eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, broccoli, cucumbers, and pumpkins. corn, lettuce/spinach , radishes, onions, herbs, zucchini, acorn squash, summer squash, zucchini, peppers, did I say zucchini?
The wonderful part amount about having animals is that they give back in so many ways! This year we have already harvested zucchini and acorn squash from our mulch pile plants. We are keeping our fingers crossed as the mulch pile is nursing a giant pumpkin. In October the Cooperstown Chamber sponsors a Giant Pumpkin Festival. It’s the highlight to our fall festivities in the area with a Pumpkin Paddle on Otsego Lake.
Hulse Hill Farm
We are a small homestead farm located in the beautiful Leatherstocking region of New York. Like any small farm we started with a few chickens and soon caught the farm fever, slowly adding gardens, more chickens and eventually a few cashmere goats!