1 A couple of really old apple trees stand out in a paddock. To protect them from grazing horses, the trees are fenced in.
2 A view of the corn crib and a paddock alley
3 A grove of tall spruce trees looms over the little tenant house.
4 The long pergola follows the curve of the driveway. The little house in the grove of bald cypress trees is where I keep my antique basket collection.
5 Looking towards my house through the thick fog
6 The drive through the allee of pin oak trees - The large equipment barn is on the right.
7 A corner of the vegetable garden and the main greenhouse beyond.
8 The headhouse - so named because this is where all of the greenhouse operations are run - ordering seeds and plants, researching, planting seeds, repotting, etc.
9 A view of the vegetable garden, the hay barn, and the equipment barn
10 A grove of pear trees, the gym building, and the tenant house
11 The John Deere tractor is disappearing into the fog.
12 The blueberry pergola without its bird netting - Notice how red the blueberry branches are.
13 The raspberry patch was recently pruned and the canes tied neatly to their wire supports.
14 Looking into the wetlands, which were so nicely cleared last spring
15 A view towards the vegetable greenhouse
16 The vegetable greenhouse is producing beautiful crops.
17 Another view of the blueberry pergola - You can see many uses for the antique granite posts all around the farm.
18 This area of the farm below the equipment barn and the heated hoophouse has been designated as the pinetum, an arboretum of pines and coniferous trees. They are growing very nicely.
19 The rarely photographed backside of the equipment barn
20 There is an owl house mounted on the back door of the equipment barn and a screech owl calls it home.
21 Looking down the boxwood allee towards the stable - Where is the stable?
22 A grove of beech trees, some still with leaves
23 The winding road that leads past the hay fields and into the woods
24 Another view of the equipment barn
25 Looking towards the back side of the corn crib - You can barely see the outline of my house on the right.
26 A stand of tall white pines
27 Ahh! There's the stable!
28 The same paddock alley adjacent to the corn crib taken from the opposite end
29 The alley continues in the other direction.
30 A clearer view of the stable
31 The building to the left houses all of my horse carriages. I promise to show the collection to you soon.
32 My house became a bit more visible as the fog lifted.
33 Hello, Billie, Rufus, and Clive! How cute you look!
34 The drive through the allee of linden trees
35 The allee of linden leads to the maple grove, which is underplanted with many, many Japanese maples. We actually lost several tall trees here during the hurricane, whose high winds snapped them like matchsticks.
36 Ramon, one of my big boys, looks ready to return to the stable after spending the night outdoors.
37 The chickens, guinea fowl, and Pomeranian geese are happy to be free range all day long in the cutting garden.
38 The chicken coops as seen from the backside
39 The tennis court is tucked away in a beautiful location. I can't wait for spring!
40 Another look at those tall white pines
41 The branches of weeping willow stay yellow all year long.
42 This oak tree is also holding onto its leaves well into the winter. Deciduous trees that hold onto their leaves like this are described as marcescent. Those leaves eventually fall off when new leaves appear in the spring.
43 An old craggy sycamore tree
44 Another view of the pinetum
45 The thinning fog
46 The water in the sunken birdbath is frozen.
47 These old apple trees will need a good pruning at some point this winter.