Wednesday, March 22, 2006


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Garden Notes

There will be a garden cleanup on Saturday, April 1st at 10am. There are still plots available if you haven't yet reserved yours. Contact Suzanne (sbaldwin[at]chilitech[dot]com). All are welcome to come by, even those who have never sown a seed. I've even heard a rumor that someone will be serving up Bloody Marys.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

New Calendar

Hello to anyone who may still occasionally read this. I've added a calendar on the sidebar (day) and bottom (day/week/month) of the blog (I'm still trying to tweek the appearance of the full calendar - if I only knew the code :) If this works, it can be easily be updated on a regular basis with homeowner's meetings, farm events and possibly even interesting events in the surrounding area.

This could be a useful communication tool for the farm community. However, I see that another homeowner's website is in development. If that launches successfully with regular up-to-date communication, I may remove the bulky calendar and simply update the links on the sidebar.

The original intent of publishing this wasn't so much to be an official newsletter of the farm, but for members to share individual expression inspired by our amazing surroundings. For example: musings, poetry, photography, scanned in sketches, paintings, recipes, gardening tips, even music clips or sound bites can be added. It could also be used to tell of interesting things to do near the farm that may be off the beaten path, or local causes that you'd like to share.

Because I don't frequent the farm so much during the school year, I haven't been making any updates. I would welcome, welcome anyone at Tryon Farm to participate. I know life doesn't end there when the leaves begin to fall. If any of you aren't so familiar with posting on a blog, but have something to contribute, please share it with me. Email me at

Warm Wishes.

Dreaming of Summer.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Celebrate Tryon Farm

It was a lovely celebration. Click on the photo above to view a slideshow of the evening.

(If you notice most of the images are a bit blurry, I was experimenting with a slower shutter speed to avoid using the flash. At first I thought it was a cool effect - the blur adequately describing the cheer and energy of the party. But ultimately, it is just a group of distorted images.)

If anyone else has some good photos, please post them.


Monday, October 03, 2005


"We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it..."
George Eliot

We had a terrific time apple picking this weekend at Radke's Orchards. In addition to many wonderful apple trees to climb and pick from, they also have a tractor pull to hop on and off at designated stops - a relief when the bags are full, and great fun for the kids. Don't forget to browse through the recipe file. They're free for the taking. I've heard the Apple Pull-apart Bread is delicious. Yummmm.

Radke's Orchards
8825 W. 200 N.
Michigan City, IN 46360
Directions: 421 south, turn left at 200N (2nd intersection past I94). Approximately 1 mile on left.
Phone: 219-872-3140
Fax: 219-879-0411
Hours: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. mid-September through October.