June 30, 2022

Baby Chickens, Baby Guinea Fowl, and Baby Peafowl

It’s always so exciting whenever we have babies here at the farm. Inside my stable feed room we currently have three peachicks, two chicks, and five keets, plus more youngsters in an outdoor enclosure.

I’ve been raising chickens and other fowl for quite some time. I love keeping chickens for their fresh, delicious eggs, but I also enjoy raising other birds and learning about the different breeds and varieties. Earlier this week, five keets and a peachick hatched in my kitchen where I keep a small incubator specially designed for eggs. My friend, Christopher Spitzmiller, also gifted me with two Burford bronze peachicks, eight young Buff Orpingtons, and four lavender Araucanas. They will all be great additions to my flock.

Here are some photos - enjoy.

June 29, 2022

Beautiful Clematis Blooms

The clematis is blooming so beautifully here at my Bedford, New York farm this season.

I have always loved these flowering vines and over the years, I have grown many varieties of this exquisite plant. When I moved to this property, I knew I wanted to build a long, winding pergola and have clematis growing all over it. After the pergola was constructed, I concentrated on creating a palette of blue-flowering cultivars. Each year, the floral display gets better and better - stunning lavender, blue, and purple clematis. I also have some growing across the carriage road on the trunks of the majestic bald cypress trees.

Enjoy these photos.

June 28, 2022

Celebrating 50+ Years with Mario Badescu

If you haven't already heard... you can now go to the Mario Badescu flagship salon in New York City and get "The Martha Facial" - a special limited time offer of the same facial I've been receiving their for more than 40-years!

Last week, more than 400-guests attended a party at The Plaza New York hotel to launch the facial and to celebrate more than 50-years of great skin care with the Mario Badescu brand. The event also recognized my long-standing relationship with the company. Good skin care is so important to me - my weekly schedule often includes media appearances, photography shoots, and public interviews, so it is crucial I look my best. Because I wear makeup so frequently, I make sure I take excellent care of my skin to keep it vibrant and clear. I cleanse it very well, apply facial masks and serums, and always use rich moisturizers on my face and body. I love everything from Mario Badescu and always stock my homes with their excellent products. Thank you so much to Mario Badescu for years and years of wonderful service for me, my family, and my friends.

Here are some photos from the event, enjoy.