Howdy from the HillTop! The end of the summer marks so many different things: prepping for high yield harvests, preparing for back to school, and in many counties across the country...the annual county fair. I have so many memories of going to the county fair with my family. I learned all the different breeds of … Continue reading Head on Down to the County Fair!
Greetings from the HillTop! Are you gardening this year? The benefits of gardening outweigh any aversion to not having a garden. There has been a local food movement over the past decade and the pandemic kept moving it forward. People were home and bored, looking for things to do. To pass the time, people started … Continue reading Garden Extras
8 Food Cuts During Climbing Costs
Greetings from the HillTop! Since the beginning of 2022, one of the major headlines is how bad inflation is getting. Now with the conflict breaking out between Russia and Ukraine, it seems to be getting worse. However, if you are your household grocery shopper, you were already seeing and feeling it for months. Grocery store … Continue reading 8 Food Cuts During Climbing Costs
HillTop Highlight – Agatha the Amerucana
Salutations from the HillTop! As I state often, many of our readers are our customers. I like to highlight a flock member regularly so you can truly take knowing where your food comes from on a different level. Our second year of chicken keeping, 2018, we decided to more than double our flock. We had … Continue reading HillTop Highlight – Agatha the Amerucana
Supporting Farmers Markets
I sit here and type this as the sun is shining in the early morning in Western Pennsylvania, which gives me hope. Spring is here, summer is just around the corner. My garlic is starting to show it's scapes, potato plants are getting bigger and strawberries are flowering. My main garden isn't even in yet. … Continue reading Supporting Farmers Markets