The Course Guide of the Universe


How I came to understand Christmas Even as a child, I was attracted to university catalogs and course guides.  It …Read more



I’m in a little trouble this morning because I refused to let my two teenage boys go to the skate …Read more

Summer News


The farm summer routines are proceeding at their calming, seasonal pace — the corn is coming up, the berries are …Read more

The New Year


 Krystle Hammond, Farm cook extraordinaire, reminds me that I haven’t written in the farm journal for quite some time, and …Read more

The Commercial Thing… Again


About this time of year, someone usually says it, and it’s something like remembering that fly season has started. You …Read more

Farm News


  Okay, I didn’t have my sound crew with me, but it’s a pretty good picture of what’s going on …Read more

The Road to Courage


I started writing here sometime in 2005 and, not having taken up residence on blogspot or blogger or wordpress, I …Read more

Welcome to Riley’s Farm!

Nestled in the apple growing foothills of historic Oak Glen, Riley’s Farm is a working apple orchard and living history farm featuring pick-your-own fruit, living history education, dinner theater, group banquet facilities and extended, historically-themed overnight stays

If you’re a teacher or a youth group leader, we have educational day trips of all sorts to meet your needs:

Revolutionary War Adventure 

The Civil War Adventure 

Gold Rush Adventure

Old Joe Homestead Tour

Colonial Farm Life Adventure

Overnight Revolutionary War Adventure.