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About Silver Spring Farm

I am a beekeeper and organic gardener who is in the process of turning my renovated foreclosure property into a working farm. My etsy shop is located at www.leesbeesnj.etsy.com where you can buy honey, lip balm, creams, soaps and other cool stuff. Bee happy!

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: New Soap Packaging

Just “getting on my soap box.” New spiffy boutique packaging for the Lee’s Bees honey soap. Advertisements

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Requiem For An Ice Cream Parlor.

I learned today that the Friendly’s ice cream shop, in the town where I grew up, has closed for ever. I know it sounds insignificant — just another business falling to tough times etc., but Friendly’s was the bookmark in … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday.

The river with its mask of trees cut a twisting path down through the valley. Two miles away he could see, beside a gigantic lonely oak, the white speck of his tent pitched and left while he went to record … Continue reading

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Chicks Three. Chicks No More.

It’s been a long while since a chicken update – long enough, in fact, for my flock to grow to 35, and for one of them to be snatched up by a fox. The quick story – I “inherited” three … Continue reading

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One Year Gone.

Exactly one year ago today, in the cool stillness of a pre-dawn summer’s morning, I drove my youngest son to the US Marine Recruiting Station Bloomingdale. We parked in front of the building, illuminated only by the headlights of my … Continue reading

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Quotable Sunday.

“And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more … Continue reading

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Chicks Too.

Tracking the progress of the chickies. At two weeks old the chicks already have wing feathers, and are learning to use them by fluttering up and perching on the edges of their universe – two big plastic tubs. After retrieving … Continue reading

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Chicks

Chicks are so cool. They are eating, pooping machines. They run around chirping up a storm in their plastic tub, then fall down asleep, flopped into all kinds of ridiculous positions, as if they dropped dead. This is how the … Continue reading

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The Seeds of a New Generation – New York Times Article.

Here is an excellent article from the New York Times, discussing watershed changes in the farming community. http://nyti.ms/1ipXcEV

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More Snow. (Wordless Wednesday.)

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