Harvest Moon Farm

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The Farm

The Harvest Moon
It is the Harvest Moon! On gilded vanes
And roofs of villages, on woodland crests
And their aerial neighborhoods of nests
Deserted, on the curtained window-panes
Of rooms where children sleep, on country lanes
And harvest-fields, its mystic splendor rests!
Gone are the birds that were our summer guests,
With the last sheaves return the laboring wains!
All things are symbols: the external shows
Of Nature have their image in the mind,
As flowers and fruits and falling of the leaves;
The song-birds leave us at the summer's close,
Only the empty nests are left behind,
And pipings of the quail among the sheaves.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

farmhouse and bank barn at Harvest Moon Farm
date back to 1870. The farm originally encompassed 30
acres; it is now 9 acres and surrounded by 150 acres of
preserved farmland. Various crops have been raised in the
past 100 years, including feed corn, soybeans, and
strawberries. Cow stanchions in the bottom of the bank
barn speak to a dairy operation that's long gone.

A neat attribute of the bank barn (Lower Barn) is that all
the owners since 1887 have painted their names on the
inside walls in the top part of the barn. Starting in 2012, we began renovating the bank barn, and this project became a top priority after Hurricane Sandy did significant damage to the bank barn's roof, doors, and structure. Follow the progress of the bank barn renovations by click on this link.

The Upper Barn was originally a workshop, housing an
Allis Chalmers combine, but is now the workshop for Aaron's tractor and truck restoration work. Other projects we've completed over the years include creating pastures, paddocks, and a grass arena; building a run-in shed for the donkeys; and running water lines out to both barns.
At the end of our driveway is the Mt. Airy Schoolhouse, one of the original one-room schoolhouses in the area, that is now owned by Kelly's parents.

The very first time we walked onto the property, we felt
right at home. There is a quiet peacefulness that surrounds you--from the ancient trees that grace the grounds, to the sound of breeze rustling leaves and corn stalks, to surreal fog whispering its way around the old buildings. If there is heaven on earth, this is ours.

To view additional pictures of the farm, click here.                                                                                         

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