June 29, 2016

New Ceiling Fans for My Bedford Farm

I am always on the lookout for new, innovative and well-built equipment I can use at my farm. I pay very close attention to details, and truly appreciate easy-to-use, well-designed home solutions.

Recently, I decided to install a few modern ceiling fans in a couple of the buildings on the property - mostly in large spaces with very high ceilings where additional air circulation is needed.

My new fans are from Big Ass Solutions in Lexington, Kentucky - a leading designer, engineer and manufacturer of industrial and commercial fans and lights worldwide. This year, Big Ass Solutions launched Haiku Home, a residential division that offers quality fans and lights specifically for home use. Here are some photos.

June 28, 2016

Picking Raspberries

Here at my farm, it's time to harvest those small, fragrant, and refreshingly sweet raspberries - one of the most popular berries in the United States.

I grow red, black and golden raspberries, and the right time for picking is early summer when the fruits are vivid in color, and ready to fall off their stems. Although they are best eaten raw, raspberries are used in a variety of ways - as ingredients in jams and jellies, pies and tarts, or juices and herbal teas.

Here are some photos - enjoy.


June 27, 2016

Take Your Dog to Work Day

It’s a day that’s “gone to the dogs”.

Last week, many of our employees and their dogs participated in Take Your Dog to Work Day. Created by Pet Sitters International, Take Your Dog to Work Day is held annually on the first Friday after Father’s Day. It celebrates companion dogs and encourages adoptions from local shelters, rescue groups and humane societies. It’s also a day to promote the importance of the human-animal bond, and to foster support for neighborhood pet communities.

To help celebrate the occasion, a number of dogs accompanied their pet guardians to work, and posed in photos with some of the newest products from my Martha Stewart Pets line exclusively at PetSmart. Employees also enjoyed using our photo booth made with flowers from Martha Stewart Crafts®.

Here are some photos.