Sunday, July 31, 2011

One Year!

I started this blog exactly one year ago today with the words....


Welcome to Fitzgerald's Family Farm! Our previous name was Cheery Hill Farm, but we kept having confusion with the Cheery part of our name - everyone kept saying Cherry Hill Farm. 
I live here in north central Pennsylvania with my two beautiful children and my wonderful, hard-working husband. 
Our mini-farm is located along with our home on a six-acre plot. We have vegetables inside a high tunnel and in outside plots, lots of chickens - laying and meat, 2 pigs, herb gardens, 2 beehives, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 guinea pigs. We tap about 1000 maple tree taps on leased lands. I also have apple trees, pears trees and blueberry bushes. None of the fruit set this year due to the darn caterpillars.
My goal is to feed my family with healthy, nourishing, non-chemical laden foods. My family would like to become as self-sustained as possible. I also want to participate in the Eat Fresh Eat Local campaigns that are going around the country by offering CSA's (purchased weekly baskets of vegetables and other foods) to my community. We will be selling honey and maple syrup as well as fresh vegetables and eggs. 
I dabble a bit in painting and paint antique maple buckets with scenes of tapped maple trees, evergreens in the winter, maple leaves, flowers, etc. 
There's always a lot going on here and I hope you will enjoy stepping in and seeing a bit of our farm life.


A few weeks ago I asked my blog visitors to help me go over the top of more than 30 followers and more than 7000 visitors.  You certainly came through!  We've progressed to 41 Followers and at last count... 7116 visits from 35 different countries!  The past year has been a bit of a roller coaster ride with good weather, bad weather, advances, and set backs.  I wouldn't trade a bit of it, I've enjoyed sharing it with you, and look forward to next year!  

Thank you all and I hope you enjoy what's yet to come.  

When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of human civilization.
 - Daniel Webster


  1. Hope you can bring some of your beautiful produce to the Bucktail Farmers Market in Roulette at the Library on Railroad Avenue from 2:30 to 5:30 starting Monday, August 1

  2. I won't be able to the first couple of Mondays, but I hope to get there sporadically.