Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Artist

We decided after much talk that we wanted to give our barn a little face lift, but in a way that was not only beautiful but also would support local farmers.....the search began and it wasn't long that it became very clear just who the person was for the the job! That person was Scott Hagan- Ohio.

We started with our farm seal.

Then moved on to something we are passionate about....
Supporting our local farmers.

Each piece came to life.

Our barn has been more then just a Big Red Barn to us but now wow..... We are putting our own foot print here.....Thanks Scott!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

And then.....

After a wonderful dinner we welcomed the public to Bakers Acres for an Open House event. This allowed the public to come and enjoy seeing the Airstreams and meet the campers. After Open House the public was asked to join us for an amazing fireworks display. It was breath taking and everyone that attend spoke of the wonderful show of lights. Fellow Airstreams shared these amazing pictures with us and I thank them. These shots help to show you some of the magic that was created here on the Farm.....
As the calm after the fireworks started to settle in another "unplugged" concert was provided by Antsy

Two days left......

Everyone loves a clown

We were so very lucky to start our day off here at Baker's Acres with will a fabulous homemade breakfast and then an amazing clown show! This show was provided by a family friend of our who goes by the name of Obie the Clown. He is a fellow Airstreamer and what a Clown!!! He is a favorite here in our family and the kids, and adults look so forward to seeing him clowning around and just being a happy camper! Thanks Obie!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

And it begins.....

And so it begins.....the much awaited and much talked about "Birthday Bash". Let me give you a little break down of what this represents. It's a celebration in honor of the creator of the Airstream travel trailer. This event was held by a new club known as TAC, The Airstreamers Club. This wonderful new club was founded by no other then my husband Robert Baker! He has been an Airstream enthusiast for years......all going back to very wonderful memories of his Grandfather Donald Stanton and his own love for Airstream's and making it a family affair. We carry that mind set ourselves. Camping for us is a "family" affair.
The first trailer arrived 6/20/10 and slowly but surely they are cruising in......we are expecting 85-90 trailers.......and event of a life event to remember.....

Monday, June 14, 2010

Scapes! What a treat!

These are our Scapes! Scapes are the blossom of garlic. Much like that of the bloom of an onion you should also trim these. Scapes have a slightly softer Garlic taste and don't have to be cooked to be eaten.

I'm in hopes of using them in fresh pesto, freezing them, pickling them, and cooking with them. I'm amazed how much our kids love them. They are such a treat! You will have to be sure to look for them at our farm market next year!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The smell of fresh cut wood.....

The portable sawmill arrived yesterday and was hard at work today in and out of rain showers. Rob contacted a millsmen by the name of Mike Ulrich of Sherburne for the job. He had a really nice set up and between he and Rob the knocked out about 13 hemlock logs.
This wood will be the stickered in the barn for the future Farm Stand and Sugar Shack here at Bakers Acres. The idea that the wood came here from the Farm is wonderful. We are always busy here with our plans!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Enjoying the Farm

Things have been very busy here at the Farm. We have had a swing in the weather that has kept us in for a couple of day due to the rain which was much needed. We had quite a stretch without any rain to refresh our little farm. Now we have had a soaking and things are greener, and growing wonderfully! I love seeing the garden and just how much it has grown. I've always found it exciting to see the earth come to life!
We are very busy getting the grounds ready for our big and exciting event known to many as "The Birthday Bash" please check it at, and join in the fun! We have a day that is open to the public and would love to see you all there! This will be a fun filled event that has been created to celebrate the joys of camping, travel, memories both past and those in the making! Its focus is on that of Airstream's and those that enjoy them.
Our sheep are all doing well and have been growing like weeds and loving life here at Bakers Acres! I'm still in search of a Finn Ram that I can use this fall....this is proving to be harder then I ever thought that it would be. Seems that there aren't to many Finn Breeders that are in NY so finding and unrelated Ram is currently a thorn in my side so to speak! I do have high hopes the still locate one before fall.
Our chickens are really turning into beautiful birds. Our first batch are very lively! Soon they will hitting 15 weeks which means that soon eggs will be arriving! We have however found that we have at least 4 Roosters! UGH! These will have to be thinned out. They are all very pretty and we enjoy watching them but two are rather aggressive toward the hens and I would like to relocate them.....I would like to keep one or two of the Marans for breeding. The chicks that we hatched are growing like crazy! They are trying to patiently wait for their new coop to arrive and the 20 other chicks that we have are now out of the brooder and soon will be ready for a coop as well. They are all hens and will be wonderful egg layers.
Our garlic is beautiful! I will be cutting Scape's tomorrow and plan on putting them to good use. The smell is wonderful and I'm really looking forward to cooking with them. Next year when we have our farm stand is up and running we will be able to share them with you!
All and all we have been loving life here on the Farm. Watching our children grow, our farm grow and our lives grow! It can't get much better then this!