Jonathan Bishop

Here We Go Again

We spend our winters on the farm preparing for the next growing season. We prune trees, fix equipment and order seeds, plants and material to be as prepared as we can be, but ultimately it is Mother Nature that determines when “Spring” starts on the farm. So far, this season (as measured by the trees… Read more »

When I Grow Up

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys Don’t let ’em pick guitars and drive them old trucks Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such (Ed Bruce, 1975) When I was growing up if you asked an elementary school-aged kid what they wanted to be when they grew up, Cowboy was pretty… Read more »

Winter On The Farm

“So, what do you do in the winter?” is a question I often get asked. Quite a lot, actually. Winter is the time when we prep and repair equipment for the coming spring. We still have apples and pears in the cold storage to pack and sell.  We also try to save a few “inside”… Read more »

New Year, Farm Fresh Beginning

Beginning a new year is a good time to make resolutions and set goals. In farming we begin each new year with the hope that mother nature will be kind to us in the coming year and resolve to make positive changes, always striving to learn from, grow and improve from our past successes and… Read more »