In 1979 Bob and Susan moved out to a farm house , with a dilapidated pony barn and 10 acres of open land. Bob worked at Raytheon Aircraft and Susan was going to school to become a teacher. Bob planted some Milo and assorted other plants, but soon learned that 10 acres wasn't enough to become a farmer. They talked about how to make extra money to help with the costs of raising their two children, who at the time were only 7 and 5.
They came up with the name Windy Knoll Farm as Susan felt they were on top of a Knoll with the wind constantly blowing! In the spring of 1980 Bob planted his first crop of Christmas trees. The first year they opened was out of the Breezeway that connected the garage to their house.
They soon built another Pony barn, a small shed and with time a large shed to house an office and a place to store the needed farm equipment that they had slowly accumulated. The office did not have heat or a working bathroom for the first few years that they were open.
In 1996 Bob purchased a tree spade that allowed him the opportunity to begin moving trees from our property to yours. He also started planting more landscaping trees, such as: Sugar Gum, different varieties of Maples and assorted others.
In 2001 the office was repainted and was still home to the homemade Apple Cider (free!) and a small assortment of gifts to purchase.
In 2010 the office had a face lift.
In 2011 we purchased a barrel train! We are super excited to offer a ride for our families!