July 29, 2015

A Nice Dinner At Skylands

I love entertaining at Skylands, my home in Maine.

During my last visit, I hosted a nice dinner party for a small group of friends and neighbors. There was a lot to do before my guests arrived - cooking, baking, table setting, and planting. Fortunately, I had a lot of help, and everything went perfectly as planned. It was a very delicious and enjoyable dinner for everyone.

Enjoy this gallery of pictures…

July 28, 2015

A Walk Around Jordan Pond

Whenever I'm in Maine, I love to hike the glorious trails of Acadia National Park!

One of my favorite treks is around Jordan Pond. The pond covers 187-acres, with a maximum depth of 150-feet. It's flanked on the west side by Penobscot Mountain, and to the northeast by two mountains called "The Bubbles". The pond is ringed by a walking trail, which I've done many, many times, and adore. The nearly four-mile hike is an excellent way to see and appreciate Acadia's glacially carved landscape.

During a recent trip to Maine, a group of colleagues and my three dogs, joined me for an early morning walk on Jordan Pond Shore Trail. It was an exhilarating hike for us all - here are some of my photos. Enjoy.

July 27, 2015

Chow Chow Puppies

So many of you ask me about my pets - my dogs, cats, canaries, horses, ponies, donkeys, chickens, and the peafowl. I enjoy giving you updates on all of them. Sharing a home with any pet is a huge responsibility - one that I never take lightly. It requires time, knowledge, and commitment to ensure every pet gets the best possible care for its entire life.

My pets are members of my family, and I am happy to share — my family just got a little bigger.

As many you know, my Chow Chow, G.K., is a conformation show dog and breed champion. He has sired several litters, and the most recent is now eight weeks old. My breeder, Karen Tracy of Pazzazz Chows in Pennsylvania, brought the litter to my farm to show me, and I decided to keep one the beautiful female puppies. Here are some photos I know you will enjoy…