Wyck Stories

Historic House | Garden | Farm
Flowers Galore

The more I farm, the more infatuated I become with growing flowers. Not only are they lovely in themselves, but they also have the wonderful added benefit of attracting a

The Garlic’s In!

This week, the first of the garlic was harvested, and just in time for a planting of fall carrots and beets to go into that same bed! It’s now hanging

The Big Bed Transition

Yesterday, weather forecasts initially called for up to three-quarters of an inch of rain throughout the day, but instead no precipitation showed up until after 7 in the evening! The

Spring Goes; Summer Comes

This week, an exciting surprise waited for me on Monday morning- the first of the cherry tomatoes were beginning to ripen! For me, like many people, tomatoes really mean that

Goings-on On the Farm

On the farm, we’re officially moving from spring into summer. As strawberry season ends, the blueberries and black raspberries are ripening up. The first of the bush beans will be

Goings-on On the Farm

After on-and-off rain all of last week, the plants barely had time to recover before the 90-degree heat arrived. While it’s nice not to have to schedule my time around

Goings-on On the Farm

It’s shaping up to be a solidly rainy week on the farm. While the cloudy skies mean many of the summer crops may slow down their growth temporarily, it also