Archive for Fresh from the Farm Category

A Wannabe Farmer’s Guide to Mindfulness

A Wannabe Farmer’s Guide to Mindfulness Photo and narrative by Katie Carey  Halfway through my 12-week farm internship at Camp Treetops & North Country School, I found the shiny excitement that comes with being in a new place begin to tarnish. Standing in noonday sun, blinking salty sweat from eyelashes, desperately trying to untangle sheep […]

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Whole System Farming at Camp Treetops & North Country School

Farm Blog Written By Nick Kramer Despite the challenges of alpine farming, tucked away as we are among the High Peaks, a summer stroll through the Treetops and NCS campus reveals a verdant creativity. Our succession of delicate forays into this natural ecosystem has been made by humans passionate about its beauty and excited to figure […]

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Welcome to the Treetops Farm 2016

Farm Blog Written By Jess Wegrzyn It’s an exciting time on the farm! The delicate white sugar snap pea blossoms float in and amongst the riotous tangle of vines. The first succession of leafy greens are nearly harvest-ready. Tiny sweet peppers hang like lanterns down from tender stems. Vibrant pops of color are speckled throughout the […]

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Summer’s end at Treetops

By Caroline Golden, farm intern The last day of a Treetops summer finally arrived. Supers held each other tightly as they sniffed back farewell-for-now tears. As I watched counselors hug their campers goodbye, it was unclear who had touched whose lives more this summer. I empathized with a tiny Junior Camper’s heartfelt sniffles over the upcoming school year apart. I […]

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Rhythms of the Farm

Recently, during Treetops Visitor Weekend, we welcomed many new and returning faces to the farm. This peek into the world where campers have been living familiarized parents and friends with the tastes and smells of the food we grow. They discovered the way that our fields make way for gardens, as well as the sights of the woods and […]

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First Tastes of Summer

Here in the North Country spring has finally begun to bloom into summer. This time of transition bears many layers as we continue to brush away the dust of winter past. As sheep, chickens, pigs, and goats make their journey from nested stalls and coops out to pasture, their presence in the barnyard is replaced […]

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Chicken Harvest: July 24th, 2014

The day of chicken harvest is always one of mixed emotions. There is nervousness, discomfort, sadness, pride, but overwhelmingly there is a sense of reverence, a word that we use often as we prepare ourselves for this community work. We feel reverence for the birds that are giving their life to sustain us. Reverence for […]

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Community Connections: July 3, 2014

Everyone has begun settling into the usual Camp routines, several of which involve coming together and working hard in our garden. The tasks are seemingly endless. There is always weeding to be done. Despite a few thunderstorms here and there, the plants almost always need water. New walkways must be wood chipped and morning glories […]

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Exploring Garden Harvest: June 30, 2014

    This week, as part of camper orientation, children began to explore the Treetops garden. “Spicy”, “oniony”, “bitey” and “sharp” were just some of the reactions to a sampling of garlic scapes. The tasting was preceded by the story of our garlic. Campers learned when the crop was planted, what the seed looks like, […]

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