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...
Favorite Things #4

Favorite Things #4

As spring marches on and I start to envision my little seedlings actually getting bigger, I am reminded of how often I use twine around the garden. I think it’s indispensable and my very favorite one is Nutscene Twine. Nutscene, originally so called because...
Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

We are starting to see signs of spring around the farm but, frankly, it has been slow going! A few weeks ago, we had perfect weather for about a week. It was warm and sunny and got me all excited for the growing season. Unfortunately, that perfectly delightful weather...
A Creative Discussion

A Creative Discussion

Last week, I attended a flower/creative panel discussion at the gorgeous Jardin de Buis. The discussion was a precursor to a weekend workshop (had a known I would have loved to participate!) and included Lucy Hunter , Francis Palmer, TJ McGrath and Ken Druse. It was a...
The Woodland

The Woodland

Our farms consists of 68 acres that includes our home envelope (barns, workshop and house), the field, small orchard and meadow, and the garden. The rest are woods and they are cut through the middle with two creeks that eventually meet up and become a much bigger...
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...