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...
Garden Tour- The Cherry Blossoms

Garden Tour- The Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday, Grace, our daughter, and I went on a day trip to see the cherry blossoms while they were in full bloom. This has been on my bucket list for a while and it certainly did not disappoint. I don’t suppose this counts as much as a garden tour as it does a...
Late Winter

Late Winter

With the exception of a teaser spring last week, it still feels like winter here at the farm. However, there are hints that spring is just around the corner. On my daily walk around the farm, I’ve noticed that buds on trees are starting to swell and the...
Sugar Season

Sugar Season

We have a line of maple trees, an odd allee if you will, that was clearly planted but never intended to grow to full size as they are much too close together and in two very straight lines. It’s been suggested that perhaps they were a nursery row that was meant...
Simple Pleasures

Simple Pleasures

How is everyone? Here, we’ve been feeling the weight of the ongoing pandemic. There are disappointments as more events get cancelled, students still aren’t in school full time, our daughter’s University asked students to not return and we simply miss...