Bits of Pretty Things

Bits of Pretty Things

It’s late August and everything is looking a bit bedraggled and tired around here. I’ll admit that this is my least favorite time of year. The heat, humidity and abundance of overgrown weeds and invasives conspire to make me long for cooler weather. I...
Preserving Our Harvest

Preserving Our Harvest

I posted about our fruit trees several months ago and how excited I was to start getting fruit. Well, they have outdone themselves and we have found ourselves a bit overwhelmed with peaches and plums. What is completely crazy to me is that we’ve gotten so much...
Lately…

Lately…

It’s so cliche but I can hardly believe that it’s already July! The summer is going by at lightening speed, but I’m happy to report that we have made time to enjoy it. We took a family trip to Boston and have visited with friends at the beach and at...
A Solstice Dinner

A Solstice Dinner

I am a big believer in celebrations of any sort, so when Grace said she wanted to host a Solstice Dinner I was all on board. From top to bottom, she planned and executed the entire evening and it was so lovely! She considered several places around the farm to set up,...
Late Spring In the Vegetable Garden

Late Spring In the Vegetable Garden

Technically, it’s still spring here but it feels like summer. We have already had excessive heat, with humidity, and prolonged dry spells. We’ve also had a sprinkling of perfect, beautiful evenings that make you feel like all is right in the world! As far...
Peony Season

Peony Season

My favorite flower, forever and always, is the peony. I just adore it and all of its ruffles. It makes me sad that peony season is so short, but I do think that is part of what makes them so special. It’s a fleeting beauty and so we must enjoy them in abundance...
Spring

Spring

I believe springtime is when the farm is at its most beautiful. During the summer it’s abundant, the fall and winter are cozy and settled and the spring is just glorious. The flowering trees, the spring bulbs, the ever so green grass, it all conspires together...
Floral Ice Cubes

Floral Ice Cubes

As warmer weather arrives we find ourselves craving a drink to enjoy on the patio and what better way to celebrate spring than with a glass of lemonade (or a cocktail!) after a day of working in the garden? A sweet and simple way to elevate your drink of choice is...
Each Peach Pear Plum

Each Peach Pear Plum

I adore blooming trees. After a bleak winter they do so much to lift my spirits and add such beauty to the landscape that I really can’t get enough of them! We’ve added dogwoods, redbuds and cherries throughout our property, and I can’t wait until...
Favorite Things #3

Favorite Things #3

It’s time for another edition of favorite things in the garden! I’ve used these wire cloches for years and for a multitude of purposes. They’ve protected seeds that I wanted to make sure no birds got to, been atop young whips that rabbits have been...