July 4th, 2017

July 4th, 2017

Bluestone hosted its 3rd annual Independence Day BBQ! We had approximate 50 neighbors and friends come together in fellowship with good food and beautiful weather. Special thanks to Tim Forringer for grilling the Pig meat! 

Cordwood Chicken Coop

Cordwood Chicken Coop

Cordwood Chicken Coop With great pride and pleasure, we would like to introduce you to our newest accomplishment on Bluestone Farms! With guidance from Tom Heying, and countless hours invested by Bluestone Interns and volunteers, we have finished our cordwood Chicken House! This magnificent structure will serve us for generations, providing a safe and sustainably […]

Chicken Run

Chicken Run

On July 3rd, just before our BBQ, we brought out the 25 chickens, 25 guinea hens, and 4 ducks that had been in a nursery in our basement. It was exciting to see the birds experience sunlight, long grass and open space for the first time. The primary reason why we raise them in a […]

July 4th, 2015 Barbecue!

July 4th, 2015 Barbecue!

When I think of community, I think food. Food brings us together. We share our creations with each other. Proud makers of chocolate truffles and potato salad are side by side in bringing their masterpieces to the table. On July 4th we had our first annual BBQ here at Bluestone. We had approximately 90 people from […]

Tending Her Garden

Tending Her Garden

On any given morning or late afternoon, you’ll find Aunt Elke Noll tending her garden. Elke, it seems, has always loved being in nature. She has gone on many hikes and swum in many oceans, but now, she has a chance to do something completely new. Now she is creating something. Each day sees the […]

Pigs and Chicks

Pigs and Chicks

Old Mc’Donald Had a Farm, eeh-ei-eeh-ei-oh… Things are starting to smell a lot like a farm here are Bluestone. Along with welcoming our two Highland Cattle, we have now DOUBLED our chickens and added two new pigs to our Bluestone Family! Never a dull moment here in Millrift PA. Everyday the Bluestone Interns (Julia, Andrew […]

The Girls are Here!

The Girls are Here!

Highland Cattle Adele and Ainsley are now part of the Bluestone family! Adele is a 2 year old and Ainsley is a yearling. The girls received a warm welcome from family and friends.  

Highland Cattle Coming Soon

Highland Cattle Coming Soon

We have Cattle coming in May 2015! Breed Information : The breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Breeding stock has been exported to the rest of the world, especially Australia and North America, since the early 20th Century. The breed was developed from two sets of stock, one originally black, and […]

Honeybees Arrive at Bluestone

Honeybees Arrive at Bluestone

The Bees are here! The Lovely new Bee Homes build right here on Bluestone Farms by Tom and the crew. Everyone is participating in putting on beeswax to help the colonies get started. Out master beekeeper, showing us how its done. Honeybee Facts Pollination Agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination. Honeybees account for […]