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Mother Nature was kind enough to give us warmer temperatures and abundant sunshine this week.  The garden responded by ripening a bounty of heirloom tomatoes, squash, eggplant, and herbs.  We’re in the midst of making the most of the harvest:  eating something fresh and delicious every day and preserving theRead More →

1840 Farm

The last week has marked the start of heirloom tomato season which is news worth celebrating!  We’ve also been busy baking and cooking in the farmhouse kitchen.  Here’s a glimpse at what’s been going on here at 1840 Farm during the last week.Read More →

It’s common for me to be sharing photos of 1840 Farm.  It’s far less common for HGTV Gardens to contact me and ask if they can use one of those photos to show their readers the best of Fabulous Fall Foliage.  I didn’t hesitate to give them my permission toRead More →

I had intended to share a photo of the chicks in their garden coop today.  It seemed fitting given that they turn three months old this week.  That is, until I spotted this… Once I saw the first nearly ripe heirloom tomato, all bets were off.  All I could thinkRead More →

These beautiful blooms greeted me this morning out from the perennial bed.  It was a lovely way to start my day!     This post is listed on the Wordless Wednesday linkup at Katie’s French Language Cafe.  Read More →

There’s a season for everything here at 1840 Farm.  Soon, it will be my favorite season of all:  tomato season.  I’ll walk out to the garden every morning to survey the ripe fruit and return to the farmhouse with pounds of delicious heirloom tomatoes to share with my family.  JustRead More →

Since our day old baby chicks arrived three weeks ago, I’ve kept our Wingscapes BirdCam busy capturing photos and videos of them in their brooding pen.  Today as I was looking through the hundreds of images captured earlier this week, I was taken with two photos of one of ourRead More →

This morning, a welcome sight made its first appearance in the flower gardens at 1840 Farm.  The first daffodils have emerged and brought some much appreciated spring color to the flower beds.  It won’t be long and they’ll be joined by colorful blooming tulips. The mere sight of them madeRead More →

Yesterday we were visited by friends bearing the most delicious gifts.  When they left to start their journey home, we had a new supply of homemade apple jelly, beautiful maple syrup, and maple lollipops. They also brought along homemade fresh maple cotton candy.  While I’m not usually a big fanRead More →

What can you do when your youngest child outgrows his pair of Wellingtons?  Easy.  Use one as a container for a wildflower bouquet.  Or would that be a bootquet?  I’m not sure.  You’ll have to decide for yourself.Read More →

Two words:  heirloom tomatoes.  I will freely admit to being giddy this morning.  Why?  I have spotted the first ripening heirloom tomatoes in our greenhouse.  I know that it will only be a few days and there will be Peacevine Cherry tomatoes to enjoy fresh from the vine.  That firstRead More →