The Partners

Richard ‘Rick’ Lynn –  a full-time farmer and a full-time doctor of internal medicine – this does not leave much time for TV. He has a sarcastic sense of humor, began drinking wine at age 50, and has one leg longer than the other – despite this, he can’t remember the number of marathons he has run. Once very opposed to ATV use, he has undergone a radical transformation into an ATV daredevil (only for field efficiency of course).

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” -Daniel Boorstin, 1914-2004.


Susan Lynn –  a physicist, pianist, mother of three, and maniacal baker possessing encyclopedic knowledge of occasionally useful facts. Science, reason, and theorizing are her pastimes.  Successful back surgery has corrected her formerly neanderthalesque (but charming!) stature, while hip and knee replacements complete her bionic ensemble. For Susan, a hairnet is a fashion accessory and an article of clothing without a berry stain, well…has not been worn yet.

“It is a good idea sometimes to think of the importance and dignity of our every-day duties. It keeps them from being so tiresome; besides, others are apt take us at our own valuation. ” – Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1867-1957.

Amy Schilling – a retired elementary school teacher and mother of one son, two grumpy ponies, several guinea hens, a beloved old pup ‘Dandy’ dog, and a rambunctious new pup ‘Duke’. Summer weekends are spent welcoming guests and making sure the gardens stay pristine – possessing only a slight litter fetish. As the events planner for the farm, Amy spends the rest of her days between the bakery, wedding & bridal appointments, and wondering where her husband has wandered off to on the farm.

“‘Why not’ – is a slogan for an interesting life.” – Mason Cooley, 1927-2002.


Robert ‘Robbie’ Schilling – after growing up in the family car dealership business, flying one prop planes for fun, and working ski patrol at Seven Springs – it is a natural fit to grow berries, right? Robbie found the best use of his salesman skills was showcasing our fresh produce and becoming the ‘Pie Man’ at farm markets across southwestern Pennsylvania. If he does not answer his phone, he is most likely driving one piece of equipment or another (including a classic car or two).

“There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are that man’s lawful prey.” – John Ruskin, 1818-1900.