Microscopic Carnivores: the Nematode Post

By evescidery | Jun 18, 2020

Nematodes, what are they? At first when my parents suggested I write a blog post, I was too grossed out by them, but for lack of further subjects I’ve decided…

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Supporting Racial Justice and Equity in the Food & Beverage Industry

By evescidery | Jun 18, 2020

In this moment of national awakening to ongoing racism in America, it’s a good time to reflect on how we can make our selves, our businesses and our industries less…

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It's literally hailing-in May.

Spring Phenology Part 2

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi everybody and welcome to Spring Phenology Part Two. As you may have remembered, in part one (my first blog post) I interviewed my mom about spring phenology and discussed…

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Limited Edition Label Art

By evescidery | May 12, 2020

Hi, Leila here, welcome to the latest post of the Beckhorn Valley View. In this post I am going to be talking a little about Eve’s cider club and my…

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Rootstocks: how we propagate our apple trees.

By evescidery | Apr 27, 2020

Now that you know how to make biochar (that is if you have been regularly reading The Beckhorn Valley View), you’re wondering what should I do with it? This report is…

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seasons

By evescidery | Apr 8, 2020

It is dawn  Birds are crying out in perfect shards of song The world turns, the air shifts, it’s true it won’t be long, Till the Apple buds burst out…

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Local Food Hub at Press Bay Alley

By evescidery | Apr 7, 2020

Order local food online from your hard-working farmer friends and safely pick up curbside in downtown Ithaca at Pressbay Alley  110-1 W. Green St., Ithaca NY 14850 Get your local…

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Homemade Soil Superstuff: Biochar

By evescidery | Mar 24, 2020

Biochar. What is it? It sounds like some galactic energy that powers spaceships, but actually it’s carbon rich charcoal, powering plants. Pre-Columbian Amazonians made biochar, or terra preta de Indio…

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COVID19 Precautions Update

By evescidery | Mar 23, 2020

Here on the farm we are taking Coronavirus precautions very seriously. Our family is joining New Yorkers across the state in practicing social distancing. Here are the specific steps we…

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Spring Orchard Phenology

By evescidery | Mar 23, 2020

Spring Phenology: an Interview with the Orchard Expert Spring is approaching, and due to climate change, the weather is becoming warmer earlier. I’m Leila (you know, Autumn and Ezra’s daughter)…

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