December 24, 2015
Holiday Memories: A Snowy Day at the Farm
Here in the Northeast, we may hit record warm temperatures for Christmas. Usually, it's quite cold this time of year. For the holidays, we're sharing a few of my favorite blog posts. Please enjoy this "wintry" encore from Jan. 23, 2013!
It's finally feeling a lot like winter here in the Northeast with temperatures well below freezing. It snowed a good deal last week so it also looks a lot like winter, which is how things should be. Please enjoy these pictures of the farm.
1 Last Wednesday, the farm was covered with a thick blanket of snow.
2 A beautiful weeping Camperdown Elm
3 A view of the apple espalier grove
4 There are 20 bird feeders hanging from the backside of the carport building. They are filled with a variety of seeds and attract all sorts of songbirds. We feed the birds all year long.
5 These birds are Dark-eyed Juncos, medium-sized sparrows that like to flit about on the ground. Notice the bright red cardinals?
6 Another view of the very busy bird feeder area
7 Another feeder - This inviting little birdhouse is covered with seed.
8 A view of the tenant house
9 The standard lilac trees are all snug beneath their burlap covers.
10 More snow-covered burlap structures
11 Looking down an aisle between paddocks
12 This is the giant fire bowl in the courtyard outside my kitchen.
13 There is much snow in the fire bowl.
14 More snow-covered burlap
15 And more
16 And more - This is the garden behind the summer house inside the tall boxwood hedge.
17 This is a faux bois gazebo that I had in storage for several years. This boxwood garden is the perfect spot for it.
18 These new boxwood plantings look like white garden gnomes.
19 Snow upon a cement garden orb
20 In just a couple of months, this weeping cherry will be covered with snow-like blooms.
21 The Friesians enjoy their time in the snow.
22 I love this shot of the paddock fencing.
23 The entrance to the greenhouse - This is a great place to escape the dreary cold of winter.
24 The gooseberry patch
25 A view of the wetlands
26 Raspberry canes
27 One of two giant Kenneth Lynch urns
28 This is the drive through the pin oak allee adjacent to the equipment barn.
29 Looking through one end of the long pergola
30 Geese flying overhead
31 Looking across the farm
32 A view from the terrace toward the stable
33 Walking paths are shoveled right away.
34 A horse mounting block
35 Last spring, succulents were planted in the crevices of the terrace wall. This one is thriving.
36 A view of the stable from the herbaceous peony bed
37 This is the tree peony bed inside its burlap wind break.
38 Clive, Rufus, and Billie emerge from their outdoor shelter.
39 They don't mind the snow at all.
40 A grove of tall white pine
41 The allee of linden
42 The surplus supply of stone is kept near the chicken coops.
43 This is the cutting garden where I am thinking of relocating the vegetable garden.
44 Color in the snowy landscape - Yellow weeping willows to the left and dawn redwood to the right
45 Tall pines