For several years Ellen has been managing the posts in the “blog” as she was managing the retail vegetable operation at Orchard Hill Farm. The retail vegetable operation has now been retired at Orchard Hill Farm and we are now entering another phase. Ellen and her family are still here on the farm and Ellen has explained the changes on the Killdeer Food Page of this website. Ken is pursuing his passion for draft horses, soil health and improvement including exploring no-till techniques, cover crops and permanent pastures. Martha is enjoying growing a variety of dye plants and exploring the world of natural dyeing. Over the years Orchard Hill Farm has continued to evolve to suit the needs at the time and we feel fortunate to be able to continue to do so.

Ken spent has spent much of the winter attending and speaking at various meetings and conferences, mostly about his no-till organic vegetable trials. Stay tuned for more info about that. One of the great joys was to reconnect with Lisa Miskelly, an intern from 2011, at the Pasa Conference in Pennsylvania. Lisa now works for Pasa see following link:

Ken and Martha at Pasa Conference in Pennsylvania with Past Intern Lisa Miskelly