We have had some beautiful weeks and weekends here on the farmstead. Two of our guest families from last year had such an incredible time, that they booked the entire farm with their friends! The valley echoed with the sound of their laughter and music well into the night each night. I even heard one little girl exclaiming, “I caught a firefly! I caught a firefly!” over and over in sheer amazement.

The kids spent their days roaming from the creek to the pond, up and down our hills, in and out of the chicken and calf paddock, and in between each other’s tents. The parents got to sit back and enjoy the miracle of a complete farmstead - where even the children are free range.

Many parents, when they book a stay here, are nervous about what their children will do all day. They always want to know about all of the possible day trips or organized activities on the farm. I always assure them, “The kids know what to do here. Just bring some wine for yourself and be prepared to relax.” The concept of free range children truly was a large impetus for us to start Stony Creek Farmstead in the first place. Lucia was a year old when we moved here and we remain determined to live a life where we can be a part of nature and it is a part of us.





AuthorKate Marsiglio

We were booked this weekend! Many excited families piled in their cars from Manhattan, New Jersey, and Westchester to stay on our farmstead this weekend. We made pizza's together in the outdoor wood-fired brick oven, barbequed delicious Stony Creek farmstead meats, made butter, milked a cow, walked the farm for a full tour, and played in the creek to their heart's content. We even had some surprise guests of three German filmographers (whose film is opening in NYC this week) who helped with chores, built a pool in the creek, and marveled at the wonders of Maple Syrup. I think it is safe to say we were all worn out by Monday afternoon, when everyone piled in their cars and said goodbye to the farm.

So many other things going on it is hard to keep track! Our first CSA pick up is this week! The gardens are exploding thanks mostly to Patrick Hennebery, who is our new Garden Manager. And also to Chris and Jenna who have both just recently joined us in the last month and past week. It is tough sweaty work growing vegetables and animals the right way. But we are a dedicated bunch. Excited to see what the summer brings!! wpid-isaacluciasierra1-300x300-2012-05-28-22-202.jpg Lucia and Isaac are helping fill Sierra's water trough, this is the day before she calved.

AuthorDaniel Marsiglio