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...