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The herd is consuming pasture grass like it is going out of style. This year I plan to follow the cattle with …

Fungus, Feasting and Foraging

April 20, 2017
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This is one of our favorite events of the year!  Want to know what’s edible in your backyard? Join mushroom hunter and …

It’s Workshop Season! In this hands-on workshop, we’ll inoculate mushroom logs with mycelium and teach you the steps involved in growing shiitakes and other varieties of …

Lucky

March 28, 2017
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As we all know, this life definitely has it’s ups and downs and farming life is right up there with that …

Soil Science is Important!

March 21, 2017
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“I went to a meeting put on by the Chautauqua Beef Association a couple of evenings ago and wonder to myself …

Cow-sitting on the Farm

May 27, 2016
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I am often struck by the whole “herd” concept, when it comes to my cattle. They have been busy calving and we …

The Germination Skyscraper

May 27, 2016
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I just got a call that the “no till” seeder that I am renting will be here today. I was just organizing …

Spring Cleaning: Part One

May 2, 2016
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When the snow melts and the cool air begins to warm, it means its time to shake off the winter blues and …

We love this time of the year on the farm! Lettuce, leeks and green onion eeds are sprouting in the germination chamber, …

Everyone seems to have their own signs of spring coming, once you’re on the other side of winter. I noticed the smell …

Lazy Sunday’s

February 28, 2016
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Even those of us that work 7 days a week seem to be able to take Sunday and relax just a while …

The Curious Life of Cows

February 15, 2016
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I was over doing chores last night and noticed something that I thought was a bit odd but none the less not …

Here’s a great way to keep your feathered friends happy during the colder, winter months! At The Heron we are lucky enough …

So you roasted a chicken last week! Great. How did it turn out? Here’s a different way to use a  roasted chicken. …

There is only one thing that can compliment the perfect Roasted Chicken and that’s the Perfect Pan Au Jus.  This meal itself …

Hands down one of my favorite meals to cook, any day of the week, is a Roast Chicken. Crispy skin, a wing …

I stepped out of my comfort zone to attend the International Music Festival Conference (IMFCON) in San Diego this past week. Our unique little …

My office is on the second floor looking out huge windows facing south which gives me a great view of the lands …

I always look forward to the May Day celebrations at the Heron. It’s a great waypoint on the way to summer, as …

Dreaming of a Great Blue Christmas

December 19, 2012
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10 sec. exposure of the Great Blue Heron lake. The period between July and December is typically the longest stretch away from …

Making of the Dragon Sculpture

July 14, 2012
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Our initial design concept. Every year for The Great Blue Heron Music Festival, Nathan and I attempt to make some sort of …

Bober grabbed my camera for a photo of me doing work for a change. For a man of such potent verbosity, I’m …

Finally, after a cold and reclusive winter, May Day at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival arrived with perfect weather and lots …

Making the Blue Heron Sculpture

August 23, 2011
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Nathan and I have been volunteering at Blue Heron for a few years now, and this year, we wanted to have a …

Another perfectly awesome accident happened. I was already planning on spending last weekend up at the Heron to do some volunteering, and …

It is 3 days of camping, music and love. It is a journey away from routine. It is the event my friends …

GBH: The May Day That Was

May 20, 2010
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I found myself back in Sherman, New York this weekend. It’s getting to be a more frequent weekend destination for me …

Every year, the organizers of the Great Blue Heron Music Festival in southwestern New York hold their annual May Day party. The …

Everyone knows that I frequently refer to one of the happiest places in the world as a little farm up in the …

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