Hot Cocoa with Lavender

Hot Cocoa with Lavender

We are big fans of hot cocoa around here. After a lot of experimenting with different types of mixes, I finally settled on our family’s favorite, which happens to also be the simplest version we’ve tried. When the children were younger I used to make a mix...
A Few Goals

A Few Goals

How is everyone? I fervently hope that your holiday was magical and full of those you love. Mine was different from any other Christmas as I tested positive for Covid a week before Christmas (the irony is that I picked it up at a garden club meeting of all things!). I...
Cleaning Tools

Cleaning Tools

As a follow up to my post about fall clean up, I thought I would write about how I clean my tools at the end of the season. I will be the first to admit that I can be terrible about regularly cleaning my tools. Most advice I’ve read says that tools should be...
The Barn Sale

The Barn Sale

This past Saturday was our Holiday Market in the barn and it was such a fun day of seeing new and old friends, shopping locally and ushering in the holiday season. Going into the sale, I genuinely did not know what to expect so the turn out that we had was beyond my...
Fall Clean-up

Fall Clean-up

Anyone else felt like the great fall clean-up has taken forever-and-a-day this year? I’m not sure why it has felt this way; perhaps the late frost and warmer than usual weather. All I know is that we’ve planted, dug, divided, shoveled and seeded for what...
A Holiday Market in the Barn

A Holiday Market in the Barn

I have exciting news! My dear friend, Gretchen, and I have wanted to host a barn sale for such a long time and this year we decided to just do it instead of talking about it. We asked some vendors, whose wares we love, to participate and they said yes! Our whole goal...
The Dahlias

The Dahlias

I apologize for my absence. Having gotten back from taking Grace to Scotland it’s taken some adjustment to having her gone, I miss knowing what she’s doing and what she’s up too (she keeps me updated really well, but it’s the little, everyday...
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...