January 25, 2020

A January 2020 Snowfall

We’re expecting a day of rain here in the New York City area with temperatures rising into the upper 40s.

Although we’ve had a relatively mild winter so far, temperatures have been very erratic. In recent weeks, we’ve had both spring-like weather as well as days in the 20s. Last weekend, weather conditions were just right for us to get about four to six inches of moderately wet and heavy snow. The morning after, I ventured out to take some photos and to plow the four miles of carriage roads here at the farm. Using my trusted Polaris XP Ranger 1000 fitted with its adjustable snow plow, it took me about two-and-a-half hours to do, but I got the job done.

Enjoy these photos.

Below, enjoy some of the short videos we took as I plowed the roads around my farm with my Polaris XP Ranger 1000.

January 24, 2020

Cleaning and Organizing My Hayloft

The beginning of a new year is always a nice time to get a jump start on spring cleaning - we’re getting so much done here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Earlier this week, I decided it was time to tackle another storage space, my stable hayloft - a large loft above the horse stalls where we keep bales of hay made right here in my fields. The area is also used to house various building materials, screen doors, and several large ornamental planters. Getting things back in order is always so energizing - I love projects like this. If you’re looking to get organized, be sure to read my latest book, "Martha Stewart’s Organizing: The Manual for Bringing Order to Your Life, Home & Routines.”

Enjoy these photos.

January 23, 2020

The 2020 Northeastern Poultry Congress in Springfield, Massachusetts

I have some new feathered friends here at my Bedford, New York farm.

Last weekend, I attended the 2020 Northeastern Poultry Congress in Springfield, Massachusetts - a poultry show held every year at the Eastern States Exposition Center. The event features three-thousand birds, including large fowl, waterfowl, turkeys, pigeons, Guineas, and of course, a variety of wonderful breed chickens. I attended the show last year and had so much fun, I couldn’t wait to return. It’s a great way to learn about these fascinating birds and to build relationships with knowledgeable, passionate breeders. I purchased two Rhode Island Reds, six Partridge Plymouth Rock Bantams, two White Plymouth Rocks, two White Cochin Bantams, two Sumatras, four Faverolles, two Brown Parlor Pigeons and two African Geese.

Enjoy these photos.