What we really appreciated was John's commitment to the least amount of spraying necessary and utilizing the natural order of things to achieve delicious results. I also really appreciated the extra care he took to point out the wonder of Creation in every way he could.
Rob took lots of great pictures - come along for the tour with us!
|the pond they built in 1983 to utilize run-off water for irrigation needs|
|Emma trying the seed sprayer - this is John Ilyes|
|they farm about 30 acres|
|the gorgeous rural views|
|John explaining that the wheat is ready [to be harvested] when it "bends it's head"|
|our little tour group|
|see the baby watermelon?|
|can you spot the green pepper?|
|asparagus gone to seed - beautiful|
|one of the farm dogs, Eve|
|Emma's favorite part - sampling the produce - a wax bean, in this case|
|a view through the deer fence|
|finding and picking green beans|
Did you know that every piece of corn silk corresponds to a kernel and that every single one needs to be pollinated by a bee?
If you're local - take the farm tour. Every Wednesday evening at 6:30 the tour starts at the roadside farm stand (it's free). I would highly recommend it. We'll probably take the tour again in August when the cantaloupe and watermelon are ready for harvest.
Charles Ilyes Family, Inc.
1181 Bucktail Ln
York PA 17408