Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl

We recently added guinea hens to the farm and I’m completely obsessed with them! Guineas have a reputation for being loud, ugly and very wild but I have found them to be mesmerizing to watch and their noise hasn’t bothered me at all. Also, the fact that...
Pumpkin Carving Gathering

Pumpkin Carving Gathering

This past weekend we had family over for a BYOP pumpkin carving party. As anyone who knows me will tell you, I love a theme so wherever possible I slipped pumpkins in- whether it be on a snack board, dessert, or even our dinner. We had gorgeous weather so we were able...
Favorite Things #5

Favorite Things #5

Another one of my favorite tools in the garden is my Opinel knife. I’ve used it for anything and everything that requires a blade- and a few things that don’t. I use the No.08 knife which has been a perfect size for me. It’s a pocket knife, so it...
End of Summer, Start of Fall

End of Summer, Start of Fall

Another summer as come to a close and what a summer it was! Here at the farm, it wasn’t what we hoped for as we struggled all season long with drought, pests and weeds! Lots of lessons were learned and we hope we make adjustments accordingly. However, even with...
Rose Sugar

Rose Sugar

I have a love/hate relationship with roses. I absolutely adore them but am convinced that they all eventually break your heart. I grow a number of roses in the very back of my garden where I can cut them but they don’t take center stage. This is because no...
Summer’s Close

Summer’s Close

As summer comes to a close, I’m looking back on the past three months and realizing I haven’t posted in much too long. While this summer definitely had moments of joy and beauty, it was also hard in many ways. We’ve had an incredibly hot, dry summer,...
Peony Simple Syrup

Peony Simple Syrup

Peony season is coming to a close here. I have a few late bloomers that still have some buds on them but for the most part, we are done. It was a beautiful peony season! We had some doozy of storms that threatened to take them down early but most, not all, survived...
Bees!

Bees!

Apparently, today is World Bee day so it seemed appropriate to write about our new additions to the farm. We got honey bees and I’m so excited… but also a little nervous! We took a class at our local extension on beekeeping and have also joined a local...
Garden Tour: Giverny

Garden Tour: Giverny

I have recently returned from a wonderful trip to Paris, France. Our daughter, Grace, is at University in Scotland and after her last exam, met me in Paris for a girls trip just the two of us. It was heavenly and lived up to every expectation! While we certainly could...
Shades of Pink

Shades of Pink

Long before there was such a thing as millennial pink, or before pink was massively popular, I’ve had a love of the color. My childhood room had pink accents, my college dorm and subsequent apartment continued on in the same vain. Once I got married, I did...