You Are Invited!
If you love spending time outdoors partaking in activities that can teach you and your family how we lived and survived in Olden Times , you’ll simply love all that HoneyBee Meadow will soon have to offer. We plan to hold workshops with a very simple format: we will provide lodging and meals in exchange for farm labor! We will always have projects going on such as planting and building things and even crafts! If you can’t make it during the week, we would love to see you at our next weekend farm market, where families come together and enjoy memorable farm activities and crafty events. Want to visit during the week? Great! You’ll be able to meet and mingle with our visitors and guests and learn cool facts about our crops and sustainable farming techniques. Please plan to dress in sturdy footwear and come hungry!
In case we haven't met, I am Julia Georges, a middle aged lady who has lived a pretty mundane life other than a few real WOW moments! Like earning degrees, getting married, having kids, you know all the awesome stuff. But I also had the rare opportunity to convert the family farm into an organic farm Bed & Breakfast a few years back. What a surreal experience growing and raising your own food and cooking it for my guests! Of course we don't pass farming skills down through family members much any more, so I attended classes at Penn State's Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) conference. I also took classes at various farms so that I could learn about bee keeping, dairy goats, hoop houses, chicken preparing, running a farm business, and so on. The Small Business Administration at The University of Scranton also gave classes which were invaluable for me as a first time business owner! Running Maple Hill Farm in Starrucca, PA was such an amazing learning experience that even after 5 years, still I only acquired the tip of the iceberg of Homesteading knowledge. So many people are interested in starting a Homestead right now so I am really looking forward to meeting like minded people!
I would especially like to acknowledge my talented daughter Becky whose passion about sustainable living and homesteading led her to a career in Foraging, Appalachian folklore, and the drawing of Medieval botanical species, and also becoming a great mentor to her mother! (Becky is also an accomplished Equestrienne and Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist)