Saturday, June 27, 2020

Pic(k) of the Week: Silage-ing at Stillpoint

Silage-ing at Stillpoint

For alliterative fancy, I might say, "silage-ing at Stillpoint." For agricultural precision, I'll say, "baling hay."

Stillpoint Farm is a working farm in Mount Airy, Maryland, USA. It comprises horse stables, an apiary, a Leicester Longwool sheep ranch, a hopyard, and the first farm-brewery to open in the state of Maryland: Milkhouse Brewery.

Since 2012, Maryland has awarded Class 8 Manufacturing licenses to farm breweries, under provisions that some of the ingredients, used it its beer, be grown on the farm. The first to receive the license was Milkhouse Brewery, then, with an acre of hops under cultivation.

I took this photo back on 19 May 2012. Today —a blast-from-the-past and at the half-way point for the year 2020— it's the Pic(k) of the Week.

  • Stillpoint Farm, owned and operated by Carol McConaughy and Tom Barse, remains in operation. While the Milkhouse Brewery has closed its tasting room to the public due to the pandemic, it has re-opened its outdoor seating under health-conscious provisions (including serving its beers in single-use, totally compostable 'plastic' cups made of corn).
  • More photos:
  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of images posted on Saturdays, occasionally (as is the case today, tangentially) with a good fermentable as the subject.
  • Photo 26 of 52, for year 2020. See it on Flickr: here.
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX130 IS.
  • Settings: 48 mm | 1/1000 | ISO 250 | f/5.6
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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