Kush-Hara Farm



Kush-Hara Farm is an 85-acre certified tree farm located in Virginia's central piedmont close to Orange, Culpeper, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg.

People always ask how we came up with our farm name: 

       “Kush” is the term for a lama or camel sitting.  “Hara” is a person’s center.  So, Kush-Hara is “sitting centered”-- just like the calmness and tranquility we find on the farm.

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December 2013


Ever feel terrible about killing a perfectly good, living pine tree just to drag it in the house and decorate it for two weeks of Christmas?  I do, every year!  So Tom and I came up with a solution that saves a living tree, and gets greenery, lights and decorations in the house:  we built our tree from a dead six foot tall log and a variety of pine, cedar and holly branches we trimmed from trees in our woods.


At a Glance

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived.”

                                     Henry David Thoreau

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Check out December’s Blog entry for the directions, and lots more photos of our Build a Tree project. Blog/Entries/2013/12/16_Build_a_tree,_save_a_tree.html