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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
We plant zinnias in our raised bed garden every year. Their bright blooms attract pollinators and their scent is believed to deter garden pests like the tomato hornworm. They also make our garden a beautiful spot to visit! #garden #flower
No matter the weather outside, it looks like Heirloom Tomato Season in our farmhouse kitchen! #heirloom #tomato #garden
I have finally harvested over a quart of these husk cherries (ground cherries) from the garden without our family devouring them right away. Now I am going to settle in and find a great recipe to make with them. I can't wait to create something delicious
I love when my Seeds of the Month Club envelope arrived in the mail. I plan on attempting to grow a few collards this fall along with another round of radishes, kale, lettuce, and beets. Are you planting any fall crops in your garden?
Our nighttime temperatures will be dipping into the 40s this week. Looks like it's time to batten down the covering on the hoop house and keep the heirloom tomatoes, peppers, and tomatillos warm!
We woke up to crisp temperatures in the low 50s this morning. Fall is definitely in the air. This time of year is so bittersweet. I find myself trying desperately to hang on to the last bit of summer while the seasons change around me. The gardens must a
We harvested another five pounds of heirloom tomatoes today. When added to yesterday's harvest, we have more than enough to make another batch of Tomato Basil Sauce. It seems that every few days I find ten pounds of fresh heirloom tomatoes resting on the
I am finding it impossible to be anything but happy when gazing at this beautiful bloom in our perennial garden. Isn't it lovely? #flower #garden
It looks like we'll be eating a lot of heirloom tomatoes this weekend! In spite of the odd weather, the harvest is marching on and we're picking pounds of ripe fruit each day. Are you harvesting tomatoes from your garden? #tomato #heirloom #garden
Heirloom tomatoes just don't come any more beautiful than this! #tomato #heirloom #garden
Oh, how I do love gardening season. It is amazing how much delicious produce a garden can provide for our family table. We're enjoying a bounty of heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers right now. What are you harvesting from your garden? #heirloom #garden #to
The first ripe Pink Berkeley Heirloom Tomato of the season found its way to our lunch plates today. This tomato was as delicious as it was beautiful. It was full of old fashioned tomato flavor. What a treat! Do you have a favorite variety of slicing toma
Mother Nature just can't seem to decide what season it is. Last week, it felt like fall with crisp temperatures and the windows open to enjoy the fresh breeze in the farmhouse. Today, we're back to summer weather with high humidity, abundant sunshine, and
It's time to play a round of "Let's Guess the Garden Pest" here at 1840 Farm. I just discovered these Heirloom Pink Berkeley tomatoes. They had been ripening so nicely and I was so eager to harvest them. Looks like someone else was also eager and helped t
Look what we discovered when collecting heirloom tomatoes from the garden tonight. It looks like the first West India Burr Gherkins are almost ready to harvest! These spiny gherkins were one of Thomas Jefferson's favorites in his garden at Monticello. On
We plant zinnias in our heirloom garden every year. They attract beneficial pollinators, deter some garden pests, and look beautiful dancing in the slightest breeze. This is one of my favorites: Green Envy. We have been planting Green Envy Zinnias for t
Last week, I mentioned that my current theme could be risk taking. During the last few months, I have been presented with a few amazing opportunities. As exciting as they promised to be, they were also a bit daunting as they required me to take the risk o
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