July 23, 2019

Transforming the Equipment Barn Porch

One of my favorite pastimes is gardening. I am a very serious gardener and am always thinking about ways to improve the care and maintenance of all my plants and trees.

Here at Bedford, I have a large collection of tropical specimens. Because I live in a four-season region, during colder months it’s vital these plants move indoors where the temperature and humidity levels can be controlled. Fortunately, I am able to keep them in high-grade greenhouses, where they can continue to thrive all year long. Earlier this year, I decided to enclose a nook on one side of my Equipment Barn to provide additional greenhouse storage space and to house a few of my taller potted plants. Closing off an already existing covered area is a good, space-saving solution for keeping plants well-protected from the harsh winter elements.

Enjoy these photos.

July 22, 2019

Summer Outing Games at My Farm

Summer entertaining isn’t complete without a few outdoor games and activities to make the day even more memorable.

After our delicious company lunch, I directed everyone to the southeast paddock for volleyball, badminton, and a small “toe” dip in the pool to cool off. I also set up croquet and the corn hole beanbag toss. But first, we all gathered on my soccer field lawn for a giant egg toss competition.

Enjoy these last photos of our company summer outing.

July 20, 2019

A Summer Outing Feast

I always love entertaining at home - especially when I can add a special theme to the menu.

For our company summer outing, I planned lots of fun and delicious Mexican dishes - tacos, quesadillas, tostadas, grilled corn from Mike's Organic, and of course chips, guacamole, and a glossary of flavorful salsas. All these foods were prepared by Chef Aron Cutuc and his hardworking team. If you follow my Instagram page @marthastewart48, you may have already seen some of the delectable bites we enjoyed. I also invited Pizza Luca New York to bake their mouthwatering pizzas from one of their iconic pizza trucks. For drinks, we served selections from Martha Stewart Wine Co., sangria, pomegranate tea with our favorite POM Wonderful concentrate, lemonade, frozen margaritas with Milagro Tequila, and Frose from the Kelvin Slush Co. Finally, our desserts included a variety of homemade cookies and fruit popsicles using berries picked fresh from my gardens. It was a perfect summer feast for all. 

Here are more photos from our gathering at Cantitoe Corners.