I've restored 6 historic properties and divide my time between different cities. But in 2012, I bought an abandoned 1850's farm in NY
to sequester myself from the noise of the human beehive and focus on writing philosophy again.
I've restored the property and planted a vineyard of regional grapes.
Each year I hybridize new vegetable strains from heirloom varieties. Follow The Philosophy Farm on Facebook here.
'Lil Homie in the field. 8/16/18
Millions of peaches, peaches for me. Millions of peaches, peaches for free. 8/16/18
Maintaining an organic vineyard, free of pesticides, is not easy. That's why you won't find any others in the State of NY. Japanese Beetles are the toughest for us to deal with. But this year, I will finally be making my first bottles of 100% organic, homemade wine. 8/8/18
Autumn Sunrise 10/17/17
Mid-September and Autumn is in full swing. This is the view outside the kitchen and my office today. 9/17/17
The Fall colors are coming in early, at the end of Summer.
Time to test some of the grape varietals we let go to fruit this year. 9/10/17
Letting 2 acres go to wildflower again this Summer to feed the bees, butterflies and millions of grasshoppers... 8/20/17
Take a bite of peach... organic peaches coming in strong this year... 8/14/17
Another beautiful sunset today... 6/20/17
These budding grapes will be wine in less than a year... 6/20/17
The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is lime-green and has a wingspan of up to 5 inches. This one visited the farm on 6/16/17
Spring has finally spung and the rain has cleared for a couple of days leaving beautiful clouds over the grapevines, which are blooming... 5/27/17
I was sad to have to take down the over 20 exotic apple and cherry trees that the deer destroyed this winter...
one the other hand, I now have plenty of apple, cherry and maple logs to use for the fire pit I plan to build with stones I removed from the field... 5/27/17
Sping has sprung at The Philosophy Farm. Sad to report that the deers that we protected last year
destroyed the young fruit trees.Speaking of stone from the field.... there's no need to join a gym when you have a farm...
I dug out about 500lbs of Medina sandstone from my field today and used it to finish an edge for the mulch around the farm house.... 5/27/17
Lucretia & Marian... 5/27/17
The girls got their daily afternoon playtime outside while I worked. Like me, they are not big on having their picture taken... 5/27/17
Grateful for such a beautiful Saturday... 5/27/17
Autumn in New York. The view from my office window. 10/9/16
On their daily sunset romp in the grass. 8/30/16
I returned to a beautiful sunset the day after my birthday party. 8/21/16
After the longest drought since I took on the farm, we finally got some rain and things are turning green again. 8/14/16
Her baby has been sleeping in the field for the last week and she comes by everyday around 5pm to find her. 6/10/16
The newborn fawn, about 2' tall, sleeping in the field. 6/7/16
Spring snapshots, 5/3 & 5/5/16. A sea of dandelions.
Winter snapshot, 1/24/16.
June: So many wild flowers, that the air smells like candy. The young fruit trees and vines are beginning to bare fruit.
Fall Colors beginning, 9/28/13.
Sunset over the new, 126 vine grape trellis, 7/24/13.
Before establishing the orchard & vineyard, Winter 2012.
Before establishing the orchard & vineyard, Autumn 2012.
Various harvest photos of some of my hybrids...
"Zombie Brain" Tomatoes
"Vampire's Kiss" Tomatoes
Some of the apples from the first harvest in 2015
Harvesting maple syrup