May 22, 2009 - 01:09 PM
We were pleased to be selected by ABC in Shreveport and
CBS in Tyler to be focused on as a place to go for a
break or to pick berries not so farm from home.
story on the farm
story on the farm (under
May 21, 2009 - 07:39 PM
Sometime in the middle 1800's when square nails were in
common use two buildings were built on the farm. At
some point, they were moved together. We have restored
them into a cabin that has been used for our family.
What we call the Bunkhouse, it now available to rent.
Summer price for two, $80/night. Includes bread, jam,
tea, coffee and farm fresh eggs.
The accommodation is simple. There is a fridge,
microwave, kitchenette, shower/toilet, full bed and
satellite service TV with DVD. It is clean and less
expensive than a cabin. The bunkhouse is located next
to the old barn near the farmhouse. It does not have a
porch, but you have access to all of the farm, the
lake, trails and gardens around the farmhouse. We do
not charge for the sound of the roosters in the
These are pictures of the Bunkhouse and surroundings.
May 20, 2009 - 10:16 PM
We are trying to enhance the fishing experience for
those that visit The Greer Farm. Our lake was
professionally stocked in 2002, but since them we have
let nature run its course. A few 5 to 8 pound bass have
been caught, but more 1-3 pounds ones are more common.
The catfish are huge and we have nice sun fish and
bluegill. Crappie introduced themselves and are fun to
A few weeks ago we added 110 pounds of Tilapia to the
pond. These fish will spawn every 3 weeks when the
water turns 80 degrees. The small fish will be great
forage for the bass. In theory, the Tilapia will die
off in the fall when the water reaches 60 degrees. We
have been told that a few will survive and after a
summer in our lake will be 2 feet long.
Our lake manager tells us we need to remove by fishing
100 pounds of bass 10 to 18 inches long and after that
is accomplished keep every other bass that size. As for
the other fish, we should catch and take out of the
lake any that are caught.
Our fish came from Boatcycle
in nearby Henderson and
Eva picked them up in her Tahoe.
In July we will add 10,000 Threadfin Shad
These pictures were taken when the Tilapia reached the
May 20, 2009 - 10:05 PM
Can you answer this age old question?
I guess it really does not matter so long as we
continue to have fresh eggs from free range hens at The
This is a batch of washed eggs ready for the carton.
These hens have finished their day outside and are
getting settled on their roost for the night.
May 20, 2009 - 09:53 PM
Kaya is growing up and the kids remain babies. Check
out the January 2008 blog
with similar pictures and link
to one in April 2007.
May 18, 2009 - 06:36 PM
If you want to understand what it is like to get away
from the city and visit our farm, read the article
recently published in D Home Magazine.
Adventures at Greer
After living everywhere
from Madagascar to London, Eva and Sid Greer settled
on 400 acres in the middle of nowhere. And
they’d love for you to book a visit.
May 10, 2009 - 10:26 PM
Playing for Change once again has a hit song to share,
I like to follow that theme. You can not change one
thing that happened yesterday, or even one second ago.
All you can do is to focus on what comes next.
If you want to know more about Playing for Change check
out this link
to see how songs around the
world were created and then check out the various
songs on You Tube
or at Vimeo.com
Music has the power to bring us all together.
May 10, 2009 - 10:14 PM
Science Daily reported in April
blueberries may reduce belly fat and reduce
diabetes risk. This is great news for me. I
suppose it also means I need to just eat the good
berries we grow on our farm and not the cereal and
milk that I normally have with them. In about a
month we will have some nice fresh blueberries for
you to test this theory out on.
May 10, 2009 - 10:04 PM
Enough is enough. I do not know how much rain we have
had in the past month, but is it well over 15 inches
and the 6-8 inches we had last Saturday/Sunday was a
bit much. The lakes are over filled and water has been
going over the spillways. If the weather will give us a
break, we will re-work our garden that has taken a
beating, Some seeds need to be re-sowed and transplant
plants staked up. It is time to plant our forage
paddocks at Rocky Branch too. The berry field is
looking good and has not needed to be irrigated. Weeds
and grass that need to be pulled or hoed in the onions
and field tomatoes have taken a back seat to cleaning
drainage ditches and repairing washouts under fences. I
am sure i will grip in a month that it is too hot and
too dry. Such is the life of a farmer and the weather.
May 10, 2009 - 10:01 PM
We wash our hands often and don't do this...
May 10, 2009 - 09:58 PM
"It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a
knowledge of other people's business." - Dolley
May 02, 2009 - 09:12 PM
can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but
never stop reaching heavenward"