You’re invited to take a photo tour of the gardens at 1840 Farm. Click on a photo to enlarge.
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
Here's a little more frozen rhubarb to add to our freezer stash. It looks like we'll have a steady supply all winter long!
It would be so difficult for me to choose a favorite herb from our garden, but Rosemary just might be the winner. Thanks to our hoop house, we are able to continue harvesting it after the rest of the garden is finished for the year. This piece just went i
Our weather has taken a definite turn towards late fall. It has been damp, dreary, and cold with temperatures in the 50s. Our husk cherries haven't seemed to mind. They're still loaded with fruit! I plan to enjoy every last piece. In fact, I am headed t
Fall really is the most beautiful season here in New England. Gazing at these amazing red leaves was a lovely way to begin my Sunday!
The view from the old Dutch Door in the goat's stall just keeps getting more and more beautiful each day. Here comes the glorious fall color that New England is known for!
Our gardening season may be coming to an end, but the Jerusalem Artichokes are still going strong! I love watching these beautiful flowers dance in the autumn breeze. Do you grow or cook with Jerusalem Artichokes?
Fall has arrived here at 1840 Farm!
Our gardening season may be drawing to a close, but there are still plenty of husk cherries to share with friends!
We're just starting to see the first signs of fall here at 1840 Farm. A few trees have leaves that are just beginning to turn color. This photo of leaves on our sugar maple was taken last October. It seems like the perfect picture to share on the firs
For all of you who wondered what the husk cherries look like inside that delicate, papery husk. Aren't they beautiful? We have been eating them fresh from the garden, but I finally collected enough of them to try to make a chutney. I made the first batc
I love sharing homegrown produce from our garden with our friends. Today, I'll be delivering heirloom husk cherries in a little homemade berry box. Don't you think that this will put a smile on her face? #garden #heirloom