Sunday, October 26, 2014

Autumn Magic

We've had a fabulous fall in Chardon, with the trees putting on quite a show. The critters are getting their winter coats ready, and the deer and turkey sightings have been plentiful.  If you look real close, theres a flock of turkey in this photo, taken from the top of the farm.  Lake Erie is also visible.


Saturday, March 08, 2014

Winter Into Spring


It's been a fabulous winter for cross country skiing, but the snow base is melting and the sap is getting ready to run.

This is the old sugar house on Villa Mir farm, where the Kovacs used to boil sap collected in buckets.

These days, a neighbor taps and collects syrup from the maple trees on Villa Mir farm with tubing that criss crosses the woods and dumps the sap into collection tanks.  A much less laborious process!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Christmas Time's A Comin'


It's that time of year again and Villa Mir Farm has beautiful Christmas trees for your home.

The trees are organic and natural, and no two are alike - that may sound funny, but some farms prune their trees with machines to make them look uniform and artificially symmetrical. At Villa Mir Farm there's lots of variety and personality to choose from.  Prices vary but generally are 8' for $40. Colorado Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, tall and small trees are available.

Visit beautiful Villa Mir Farm 9am-5pm weekends at 10260 Chardon Rd., Chardon, OH 44024. Call 440-382-2190 for more info.

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

We Got Goats!

Finally, goats have arrived at Villa Mir Farm!  
Angelina (a yearling), and youngsters Dolly and Violet are amusing their owners, Carol and neighbor boy Hank, with their sweet antics.  
Slowly, but surely, they are clearing areas of weeds and unwanted plants.
More fun is to come when they have kids and need to be milked.  
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


This summer has been cool and wet.  The top of the farm is a great place to watch weather come in from the west or north from Lake Erie.  Here, cool, moist air comes in along with impressive clouds over fields of oats as Maisie and I take a walk.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Still Time to Get a Tree - And a Wreath!

In addition to beautiful trees, you can get a gorgeous wreath at Villa Mir Farm as well.  Made of all-natural materials, the wreaths are biodegradable.  Come out this week by appt. or this weekend 9-5pm.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

It's that time of year again... time for the Holidays. Get your Christmas tree at Villa Mir Farm, where you'll find cut-your-own Christmas trees in a natural setting. Trees with character. Trees that haven't been overly pruned or coerced into perfect cone shapes. Trees that have been nurtured to their full natural beauty.

You'll find interesting varieties: Colorado Blue Spruce, Balsam Fir, Douglas Fir and White Pine. Trees are choose and cut your own, though grower Paul Kovac will help you with the process. Price is $5/foot up to 8 feet. There are even 20+ foot trees available. Hours are 9am-5pm Saturday and Sunday starting Nov. 23 (yes, we're open the day after Thanksgiving), or anytime by appt. if you call 440-285-3629. 10260 Chardon Rd., 44024.

 Happy Holidays!