Tasting Spring

I usually enjoy the winter months but I’ve not been able to say that this year. I don’t know if it’s been the record setting cold, the fact that I’ve not been able to quilt which I’ve cherished in past years, or just the fact that it has lasted so long, but this year I’m more than ready for it to be over.

And today, winter’s icy grip broke.

Because we picked strawberries.

The hubs decided it was time to take the row covers off the 2nd year plants he covered back in January before the first freeze. And what should we find that had survived all the freezing nights . . . but big juicy red ripe STRAWBERRIES.


There weren’t a lot of them, and all we can figure is that they were wind pollinated on some of those days when the covers were moving like ocean waves. But berries they were. And berries we will enjoy on our buckwheat pancakes in the morning. With whipped cream.

And my heart is happy.

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We’re Back!

Well, sort of.  hortonsfarm.com has been around since 2006 and this is our third “morph”.  I’ll spare you the bizarre details of our history of technical difficulties, but suffice to say –  we hope, we PLAN for this to be the last version of the website.  We lost so much –  photos, articles, etc. with the demise of previous versions,  that we hope in time, God willing,  our website, like our farm, can be a rich, peaceful and pleasant place to visit.

If you’ve been here before you recognize our header.  Many thanks go to Olga  and Pete and Norman for saving it through the trials and tribulations.  After nearly 10 years of it being our signature graphic,  it makes this new beginning feel like “home.”

And if you’re new here, and wondering who and what Horton’s Farm is and is about –  bookmark us and visit again!  We don’t plan to go anywhere and there will be more when you return!





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