First Snow

First Snow

We had our first snow of the season today. Just a light dusting which was enough to make it feel like Christmas. Another ‘first’ in this first year of owning this property. frontyard pond patio stairs birds love this holly tree for the berries and protection vegetable garden and greenhouse We drove to the north

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Christmas Elves

Christmas Elves

Helping my friend A.R. decorate her house for a Symphony fundraiser last weekend has motivated me to get this house feeling more Christmassy. So yesterday I harangued Special K into tromping through the fields with me to cut boughs and pick up windfall from the fir and cedar trees that circle the property. It hasn’t

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Down by the Sea

Down by the Sea

There is something new to discover every day in this garden. This first year is all about witnessing the changes as the seasons go by. There are large clumps of primroses in all the beds and it is wonderful to have such a temperate garden.

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The greenhouse and winter garden

The greenhouse and winter garden

It warmed up this week and we had several days of foggy, drizzly weather. Perfect winter weather for this time of year. We put some lights in the greenhouse to help overwinter some geranium pots and hanging baskets. You can see this area of the property from the road so it looks kind of neat

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