Little Pamet Farm History

We started as a fruit tree orchard, and now have over 40 fruit trees, including apples, peaches, pears, cherries, and apricots. Cut flower gardens were added. Next came an expansion of the vegetable garden, which now contains 10 raised vegetable beds and 5 asparagus beds.

And then came the honey bees, with the addition of 2 bee-hives. One of the hives was so strong that it was split in 2012 to create a third hive. The bees pollenate all the other crops, as well as provide us with honey, which is bottled and made available for sale. The apiary will be expanded in 2013 with additional hives. If you would like to order some natural honey, please click here.

Along the way we built an energy-efficient timber-frame barn to house the equipment needed, including John Deere tractor and attachments. The barn includes a greenhouse for early starting of seedlings, as well as for harvesting and extracting honey in the late summer. We added 14 solar panels to the roof of the greenhouse to provide green electricity to operate the barn equipment and the irrigation well.

In the summer of 2011 we began to prepare for the new hopyard. Cedar poles were trucked in from northern Maine, 20 of them each 20' long. The poles were spaced 15' apart and dug into the ground 3' to create a trellis to support the hops vines. An efficient drip irrigation system was installed to provide water. Hops rhizomes were procured from Oregon, and were planted in the following spring, and spent most of the summer developing their root systems. But there was a small harvest of hops cones from many of the vines that grew to almost 10' tall.

South of the hopyard, we're preparing the soil for our future barley crop.

We took a break from farm improvements during the late summer of 2012 to prepare for Alexandra and Chris' wedding. It was a wonderful event held September 8th on Corn Hill Beach, with the reception for 150 close friends and family in 2 large tents in one of the tree-lined fields.

3thp One of the two 1805 Greek Revival houses on Little Pamet Farm is now available for rent.
More details can be seen at 3 Toms Hill Path

Over the years, we've tried to develop sustainable growing practices. This includes our own composting system, where we compost leaves and organic cuttings and till it back into the soil the following year.

We make extensive use of drip irrigation systems to conserve water as well as energy to pump it. Our electrical energy is primarily produced from solar panels situated on both garage and greenhouse rooftops.