September 29, 2016

Edging the Carriage Roads at My Farm

Early fall is a great time to start on all those lawn maintenance chores.

Here at my farm, my outdoor grounds crew is busy edging all the interior roads, so they look crisp and clean - it's a task we do at least once a year. Edging the lawn can be done manually with a variety of spades, but depending on the size of the yard, it can become quite time-consuming. Rotary edgers, powered by gasoline or electricity, reduce the time it takes to complete the job - these machines feature a spinning blade that cuts through turf as the edger is pushed along the grass border. We edge the roads with a Little Wonder Power Edger. It works really well for creating that beautiful, smooth edge.

Here are some photos of our process.

September 28, 2016

A Wedding at My Home in Maine

It was a crisp, beautiful autumn day - just perfect for a wedding at my Maine home on Mount Desert Island.

Last weekend, my gardener at Skylands, Mike Harding, married his fiancee, Christina. Mike asked me some time ago if he could have the wedding at my house. Mike has worked with me for more than 13-years, so I was delighted with the idea.

He and Christina planned a small and intimate event with their immediate families and closest friends. They also planned to do all the arrangements and preparations themselves - everything from cooking the food to making the table centerpieces. It was quite an undertaking, but the results were nothing short of beautiful. Enjoy these photos.


September 27, 2016

American Made on Facebook

There's still time to order your American Made Summit tickets!

This month, we’re very busy preparing for our 5th annual American Made Summit! This super-successful, nationally recognized event honors makers, small-business owners, and creative entrepreneurs in the fields of crafts, design, food, and style. The Summit is your chance to learn from the nation's most influential innovators and business people. Listen-in on inspiring talks hosted by me and other well-known industry leaders; shop our wide and interesting vendor section, and taste delicious meals and snacks throughout the day!

American Made takes place on October 22nd at our headquarters in New York City. I hope to see you all there! In the meantime, I invited two of our past winners to join me on yesterday's special American Made Facebook LIVE. If you missed it, you can watch by clicking on "Facebook American Made". Enjoy these photos, and don't forget to click here to buy your tickets for American Made 2016!