March 13, 2023

Repurposing More Red Bricks at the Farm

It's always so nice to repurpose materials and put them to good use in projects around my Bedford, New York farm.

Recently, my outdoor grounds crew used dozens of pressed red clay bricks that used to surround my pool at my former East Hampton home to line a footpath inside my Silkie chicken pen. It looked so good, I decided to create a similar path outside the yard. I also thought the bricks would look pretty edging the garden bed in front of the enclosure, where we planted a hedge of European beech trees, Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold' - a deciduous and relatively low-maintenance tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. The area now looks entirely different and more manicured.

Here are some photos of the project.