As soon as the calendar turns to the New Year, I start counting the days until the arrival of spring. Once the holiday decorations have been safely put away inside the farmhouse, I’m ready for Mother Nature to do the same outside.
Of course, we live in New England, so there is plenty of winter left to endure before we’ll see the first signs of spring. I can’t do anything about that, so I’ll accept that it will be months before we can begin preparing the gardens and planting our first seeds.
Yet I’m still dreaming of spring and days spent outside working the farm. Until then, I’ll be hard at work inside the farmhouse. I’ll pass the time writing, sewing, and daydreaming of that first day when we’ll happily return to working outside in the sunshine .
While I’m dreaming of that day, I’ll be busy making an 1840 Farm Spring Collection of items for The 1840 Farm Mercantile Shop on Etsy. There will be aprons in pink, green, purple, and blues. Of course, there will be plenty of handcoiled fabric baskets in colors perfect for Easter.
A few items from the spring collection have already been added. Visit our shop and take a look!