Misty Bleu Farm Blog

About Misty Bleu Farm

Misty Bleu Farm is located in beautiful Washington County, New York at the head of the Black Creek ValleyMisty Bleu Farm produces hops for the R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery.

Located on 50 acres in the heart of the Hebron Hills, Misty Bleu Farm is the home of R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewery.  The Brewery and Taproom are open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 9:00 pm.  Come experience true field to glass farm-brewed beer at our farm, nestled among green hills and stunning natural beauty.  Our farm boasts over 600 feet of frontage on the West Branch of the Black Creek, with waterfalls and rushing cascades.  Tours of the brewery and grounds are available.  The Farm and Brewery are also available to be rented out for special events.  Please visit the brewery website, www.rstaylorbrewing.com for more details and directions.

Follow our journey as we create the Most Beautiful Farm Brewery in America!

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Cascades in Winter

Misty Bleu Farm - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Lower Cascades in Winter:


Detail on the Lower Cascades:


This photo shows the detail on the old mill dam very well:

A lonely table for two in the Soggy Bottom:

Golden Year 2015

Misty Bleu Farm - Monday, November 02, 2015




The Big Sky

Misty Bleu Farm - Saturday, August 15, 2015


In a big country, dreams stay with you like a lover's voice fires a mountainside.

                                                                                                                                            - Big Country


Into the Woods

Misty Bleu Farm - Wednesday, August 12, 2015






Lavender Fields Forever

Misty Bleu Farm - Saturday, August 08, 2015

The wild monarda, queen anne's lace and mustard weed are in full bloom.  It has made the main field a sight to behold:



Spring 2015 Farm Dispatch

Misty Bleu Farm - Thursday, April 23, 2015

It is actually snowing as I write this - yes, snowing!  But spring has, indeed, sprung at the farm.  Even though today is a bit unseasonable, there's no stopping the warm weather now.  We're rushing toward the sun as we speak.  It is inevitable.

The sun is warm and the days are longer:


And the snowdrops are out:



After a Lean Winter

Misty Bleu Farm - Friday, April 03, 2015

We visited some friends today to see how they fared over the winter.  They did just fine, we are happy to say.  It was the winter to end all winters some said.  Well, we are all still here, ready for another glorious northeastern spring.  We kicked Old Man Winter into next November.

So, you know its spring when........

The mud is ankle deep. Literally.  It'll suck your boots off.



And the stream sounds like a freight train.




How Snowy Was My Valley

Misty Bleu Farm - Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sitting here in the snug farm cottage, warm against the cold night air and listening to the Beatles' "Hey Jude", the waist deep snow outside my window seems like a bad dream.  But alas, it is not.


Due to a quirk in the local geography, our little valley here seems to get ever so much more snow than just over them thar hills.  So much more that the creek has completely disappeared, stymieing the deer looking for liquid water.  The deer are now forced to partake of their refreshment at the sulfurous artesian well overflow.  Such are the deprivations of winter.  We all suffer.




The Longest Winter

Misty Bleu Farm - Saturday, February 21, 2015

I feel like I am trapped in a copy of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "The Long Winter".  We need something more than white and beige to refresh the eye, so here goes! 

Here's some free gifts:

A fleeting confluence of biological and weather conditions produced this image, and it was free for the taking.  You can keep it in your memory forever.  There's no charge.  Act now - quantities are unlimited:



Or how about the eons of geological erosion that produced this:  Once again, free to look at and the memory's portable. Take it with you wherever you go.  It'll recharge your internal batteries for you, too, whenever you think of it, all at no extra charge.  No, really.  Please take it, we insist.



Act now!  While this image is still available to download into your memory for free:  The fish are standing by to enhance your enjoyment, so don't delay.

Oh, we've got a million things to look at, all of them for free.  Some of them we don't even have pictures for yet - not that we need them, really.  The mind is the best camera of all.

The Creek In Winter 2015

Misty Bleu Farm - Thursday, January 15, 2015

"It has always been a happy thought to me that the creek runs on all night, new every minute, whether I wish it or know it or care, as a closed book on a shelf continues to whisper to itself its own inexhaustible tale"

                                        - Annie Dillard, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek