December 11, 2017

Wrapping My Terrace Hedges and Shrubs with Burlap

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, the outdoor grounds crew is busy "burlapping".

Burlap covers protect the tender branches from splaying and breaking from the weight of snow, while shielding the foliage from freezing windburn. It is a practice I've followed for many years, and I think it also provides a cozy and pretty look to the winter landscape. This season, we've been very fortunate - milder autumn temperatures allowed us to get a good start on this big project. And just in time - this past weekend, we woke up to several inches of snow.

Enjoy these "burlapping" photos.

December 9, 2017

Outdoor Holiday Decorating at My Farm

It’s that time of year again - when everyone is busy decorating for the holidays. If you’re decorating your home this weekend, I hope you’re using some of the wonderful products from my collection of holiday decor available exclusively at The Home Depot. My collection includes beautiful pre-lit trees and garlands, colorful wreaths and swags, and a large variety of shatter-resistant ornaments. To see all these great offerings, just click on the highlighted link. 

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve also done quite a bit of decorating here at the farm. I just love how my home looks during the Christmas season - adorned with festive lights and ornaments inside and out. There is still lots to do and lots to share, but here are photos of some of my outdoor decorations.


December 8, 2017

More Holiday Gift Ideas from My Collections at QVC

Have you checked off everyone on your list this holiday season? Be sure to visit the QVC web site to find all sorts of unique and special gift ideas from my new Collections.

This week, I made several appearances on QVC to share some wonderful product offerings from my Garden and Gourmet Foods lines. I talked about my Black Angus Dry-Aged Rib Roast, my Brie en Croute, my Kouign Amann, and my assortment of three decadent chocolates already wrapped in bright red boxes. And, if you’re seeking the perfect holiday presents that will help around the house and through the snowy winter season ahead, consider some good quality tools and supplies, such as my 4V Lithium-Ion Screwdriver with 6 Driver Bits, my All-Purpose Utility Shovel with Track Assist, and my 22’ Self-Propelled Electric Snow Thrower - lots of terrific ideas for everyone on your list.

We all had such a fun time on QVC - here are some photos, enjoy.