You’re invited to take a photo tour of the gardens at 1840 Farm. Click on a photo to enlarge.
Happy Father's Day from 1840 Farm! Yesterday, we discovered the first zinnia bloom in our garden. We plant zinnias from seed every year and love watching the blooms dance in the breeze in our gardens. They attract beneficial pollinators and remind us o
Our Concord Grape vines are looking good this year. I have my fingers crossed that this will be the year that we harvest enough grapes to make a batch of jelly. We haven't had much success with these vines producing fruit, but they look lovely when they c
Our First Heirloom Tomato of the Season! Look what I just discovered while doing my morning room of chores. I was watering the heirlooms in the hoop house and there it was: our first heirloom tomato on the vine! Start the countdown until we can harves
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Happy Rainy Monday! We woke up to the sound of rain gently falling outside. We need the moisture desperately, so I plan to celebrate it by sharing this photo of our white peony bloom catching a little rain in front of the old barn. Here's hoping that you
These beautiful wildflowers are flourishing between the main chicken coop and barn this spring. Seeing them while I was doing my morning chores certainly improved my day. I hope that seeing this photo in your newsfeed will improve yours!
Our heirloom seedlings look fantastic this year. In a few days, these plants will begin to move out to the garden. Are you planting in your garden this weekend? #garden #heirloom #seed #growyourown
It's starting to look and feel a lot more like gardening season here at 1840 Farm. We're hoping to get the first heirloom tomatoes in the ground this week along with onions, garlic, and a few other early season crops. Are you working in your garden this
A few baby basil leaves from the root cellar of the farmhouse made our family dinner into a feast. We dined on our own canned tomato sauce from last year's garden over pasta garnished with these basil leaves and a bit of Parmesan it was a delicious remi
Our heirloom seedlings are thriving down in the farmhouse root cellar. I can't wait to plant them out in the garden next week. What do you have growing in the garden outside or inside until it is planting time? #garden #seeds #heirloom #nonGMO #growyou
Do you grow Mortgage Lifter Heirloom Tomatoes? They seem to find their way into our tomato patch every year. The legend behind this tomato is almost as delightful as it's flavor. It's really no wonder that these seeds have stood the test of time. Read a
We have another foot or more of snow on the way and a storm that may last 85+ hours! So, I am dreaming of spring and adding brightly colored baskets and heirloom seed collections to our Etsy Shop. I just restocked our seed collections. Now it's time to
Look what finally arrived: the seeds for our 2015 Heirloom Seed Collection! I hope that you're ready to meet all nine of our collections this week! #garden #gardening #seeds #heirloom
Am I alone in seeing the irony in the fact that the delivery of our seeds for this year's 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection has been delayed by this week's blizzard? More than 125 packages of seeds were scheduled for delivery on Wednesday. A check of t
This morning, I'm finalizing the selections for this year's 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection. I can't wait to add these collections to our shop and start sharing the stories behind each heirloom variety with you. I think that our 2015 collection will b
It's time to put the finishing touches on The 2015 Heirloom Seed Collection! We're partnering with Fresh Eggs Daily, Happy Days Farm, and Seeds of the Month Club this year to bring you an even more fabulous collection of our favorite heirloom seeds. I'm
It has been cold and snowy here for the last week. I know that the calendar has us firmly in winter, but I'm daydreaming of spring and summer. I can't wait to start planting the garden and then enjoying every delicious bite of fresh food. Am I the only
It's 26 degrees outside and I am dreaming of spring. It was the perfect day for my Seeds of the Month Club shipment to arrive! Who else is dreaming of spring and gardening today? #garden #nongmo
This may be the last garden fresh dinner of the year at 1840 Farm. I plan to enjoy every last bite and take comfort in knowing that we have many meals put away in the pantry and the freezer. I'll also remind myself that we're one day closer to next year'
Harvesting nearly two pounds of ripe heirloom tomatoes from the unheated hoop house on the first day of November in New England seems like a major accomplishment. Thanks to Advance Greenhouses for making these beauties possible by helping me to choose the
There's something so interesting about Milkweed. We love to watch butterflies flit about their green leaves all summer. Today, we watched the dry seed pods dance in the fall breeze.
The fall foliage in New England has been gorgeous this year. This beautiful Maple tree is right outside our farmhouse door. Isn't it the loveliest color? #fall #foliage
This time of year, I am delighted with even a tiny heirloom tomato harvest. Each ripe fruit could be the last of the season, which makes them seem even more precious. Thanks to the unheated hoop house, we are still enjoying fresh tomatoes almost every day
The path to the chicken coop looked like a carpet of fall foliage this morning. Isn't it beautiful?
We had visitors this evening when we headed out to the barn to do chores. Look closely and you'll see a large rafter of wild turkeys. This was the largest group we had ever seen!
It's chilly and rainy outside, but the heirloom tomatoes are still going strong inside our unheated hoop house. Finding this beautifully ripe Blondkopfchen made my day! #garden #heirloom #tomato
Discovering these in the hoop house certainly made my day! #tomato #garden #heirloom
It's easy to see why I love our old Sugar Maple Tree, isn't it? #fall #foliage
Fallen leaves are piling up outside, but our zinnias are still going strong in the raised bed garden. This salmon color is a personal favorite. I just love the deep saturated color, don't you?
It's officially leaf season!
We woke up to unseasonably warm temperatures this morning. Our high for today may top 75 degrees. These zinnias should enjoy the warm sunshine as much as I will! What's your weather like today?
This Green Envy Zinnia isn't as brightly colored as the fuchsia zinnia I shared yesterday, but I was equally happy to find it tucked away in the garden. I love this interesting color and keep planting this zinnia each year. This variety is much taller tha
The leaves have begun to fall and the garden is prepared for a long season's nap. This time of year, finding a bright bloom in the garden becomes such a welcome surprise. Our Lilliputian Zinnias are still setting flowers in a striking array of colors.
It feels like mid-October in New England today, but the plants inside the hoop house are warm and happy thanks to a little afternoon sunshine. Somehow, harvesting ripe heirloom tomatoes this time of year seems like an amazing gift! #garden #heirloom #tom
What a beautiful view behind our barn this morning! Seeing this bright red fall foliage and the blooming sunchokes was the perfect way to start my day.
I was worried that our heirloom tomato plants might not survive the 30 degree temperatures last night. They seem okay today and were soaking up the sunshine in our unheated hoop house. Here's hoping that they'll keep right on producing for a few more week
Our forecast for the evening includes a low temperature in the 30s. I have my fingers crossed that the heirloom tomato plants in our unheated hoop house will endure the cold and bounce back with a little help from the warm sunshine tomorrow morning. M
Here comes that beautiful fall color that New England is famous for! #fall #autumn #newengland #newhampshire
We woke up to temperatures in the mid 40s. It was a very chilly round of morning barn chores this morning! Discovering this Zinnia bloom in the raised bed garden while doing my chores certainly made my morning a little brighter. I find it nearly impossib
A friend's birthday deserves a little token gift. For some, a bouquet of fresh flowers from our garden, or something baked in the farmhouse kitchen. For Chef Louis @moxynh, the decision was simple. A gift box filled to the brim with Heirloom West India B