Jehovah-Jireh Farm

Pasture-raised meats and eggs

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Lime Kiln?908 viewsThere is a stone structure that some call a lime kiln others call it a furnace. It probably dates to the late 1700's. It is in need of identification and preservation. To the best of our knowledge it is not listed on the Maryland Historic Trust list of historic structures. The Lime Kiln is located some distance from the Johnson Iron Furnace site.

Farm Store 907 views
Corn Day902 viewsHere is the husking crew. Corn day is always a special fun day. Our family has learned to enjoy working together on a project. It can be a fun family time. Corn day is also an all you can eat corn on the cob at lunch. With 26 brix corn it is a real treat. The corn is so sweet and tender.
Canning900 viewsCathy and Kara canning vegetable soup.
Keto Log Farmhouse897 viewsThe Keto Log house is located on private property on the farm on the opposite side of Ed Sears Rd from our farm. It is a large two story log house falling into disrepair. It was built in the early 1800's
Canning896 viewsOne set of Cathy's canning shelves loaded for the winter. Because our health to a large extent is the result of what we eat, we are continually trying to grow and preserve the highest quality fruits and vegetables that we can for our family.
The hen pasture 896 viewsIn the foreground, you see the former boiler shelters. The rest are the layers.
Studio885 viewsWe built several small studios for our oldest two boys where they can go to read, study, and play their instruments.
Family Night871 viewsOne family night we dried apples. We have several apple peeler slicers. The slices are put on wooden poles and dried over the wood stove.
Stone Wall849 viewsThis is one of several walls located in the woods. Evidence that this was not always a forest.
Corn Day848 viewsThe corn is put into freezer boxes and the freezer filled. There is plenty of delicious high brix home grown corn to enjoy all winter. It is a satisfaction that cannot be matched by just having money in the bank.
Site of old School844 viewsAll that remains of the school that once stood across the road from our farm lane are these steps. This is located on private property about 100' into the woods. The presence of two schools located about a mile apart, shows that there was a much larger community that existed years ago.
Stone at the Stone Quarry844 viewsThis stone shows the holes that were drilled to blast out large stone blocks for the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal.
Greenhouse835 viewsCathy wanted a greenhouse where she could start plants and grow salad greens. So we built her one in the kitchen garden.
Corn Day834 viewsThe crew removing the silk.
Stone Quarry816 viewsThis is the quarry site located in the park where stone was quarried to build the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O canal.
The Bee Yard812 viewsOur oldest son, Joel, working in his bee yard inspecting the hives.
Corn Day805 viewsThis is a cooker/canner that Myron put together. It is heated by a weed burning torch and it will quickly boil water. We tried a burner from a turkey frier, but it did not put out enough heat to make the job go quickly.
The Bee Yard794 viewsJoel with a tall hive, loaded with honey.
Old road791 viewsAn old road dating to the late 1700's.
Family Night764 viewsWe call the dried apples, apple schnitz. The next day before the apples could be removed and stored, some apple snitchers had eaten about half of them!
Old Road742 viewsAn old road dating to the late 1700's
Speading Gravel 420 views
Happy Hens Scratch in the Dirt405 viewsA chicken's natural instinct is to scratch and peck in search of food. Many times you will see them pecking at what appears to be just dirt. However, if you look very close at the ground, you will see a multitude of soil life crawling around.
Farm Buildings 399 viewsThe main buildings. The hoop barn is all the way to the right, and you can see the house on the hill from the store and shop.
The Egg Cleaner334 views
325 viewsPutting in posts for a porch roof on the false front of the hoop barn.
275 viewsCats are an important part of our farm. They keep down the rats which like eating the chicken feed!
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