I run a small – very small honor system farm stand at the edge of our farm. I sell fresh eggs from our chickens and cottage style flowers I grow in our gardens. Sometimes I sell my handmade items too. This year I hope to expand the offerings.
Haphazard and Unruly. These summer days have turned hot and dry in Virginia. I’m wishing for rain; it’s too darn hot to go out and water my potted flowers. I love these red sunflowers, but the germination rate has been poor. Not long ago I was contacted by The American Horticulture Society – they had… Continue reading summer at the cottage
Time has flown by since we last visited. This is my most red,white and blue photo I could come up with today – for those of you that join me in celebrating Independence Day. We (that’s the royal we) have taken on the role of general contractor on our farmhouse renovation. It is at best… Continue reading Cottage Farmhouse July update
These spring days are glorious, although a bit of a roller coaster with up and down temps. Oh and the wind. Gosh does it really need to blow this hard? So, how was your weekend? I did something this weekend, that I haven’t done in a few years. Boy did it feel good. Now before… Continue reading of flower feather and faery
Good day y’all. Are you doing the happy spring dance too? Spring is the time for renewal and new life and new beginnings. We’ve got lots of new here at the cottage. New life springing forth, new growth, new beginnings. Sadly we lost our oldest and largest koi, Gilligan, this past week. Yes, I cried… Continue reading repurposed
Finally, it’s here – Happy first day of spring Y’all! Old man winter won’t let his grip go just yet. We have rain, sleet and a few flurries this am. There’s nothing more soothing to my ears than the sound of rain on an old tin roof. Well, maybe the sound of rain on a… Continue reading with a little help from my friends
It is overcast and a little dreary this morning. 15 new chicks are coming next week and I’m excited like an expectant mother should be. I’ve got the brooder ready, for the most part. It is set up in my front hall. Yep, that’s right – in the front hall, so if you come a… Continue reading here a coop there a coop