The Waiting…

From the breakfast nook inside the Jacob Metzler Suite at the Hertzog Homestead, one can stare out at the front yard maple, fully dressed in reds and yellows. As autumn progresses, more and more of her leaves release their hold and drift lazily toward the...

An Update on the Project

Just a quick update.  The Hertzog Homestead Expansion project is on hold till Spring.  We are currently waiting on some Department of Environmental Protection paper work and there is indication that we will not be moving forward with the project until S...

Finally…Spring

Growing up on the Hertzog Homestead, my mother used to always say that you knew it was spring when the crocuses were blooming and the robins had come out. Well the crocuses are now blooming, though the robins have been out since the beginning of March, ev...

New Peeps Have Arrived

This morning, the day after Easter, I hustled my son to the car warming in the driveway. The sun was just cresting over the barn as I pulled out of the driveway and headed toward the Post Office.  It was Chick Day, the day when our newborn baby chickens ...

The Stare Down….

I promise I won’t blink first. This is what it feels like in this process of waiting for the building project we started last fall to move forward. Anytime paperwork goes to the State, it seems to take much longer than it should. It’s no diffe...