March 3, 2021

Cleaning Lots of Glass

Another big time-consuming cleaning chore is checked off the "to do" list at my Bedford, New York farm.

Yesterday, Carlos, Enma, and Elvira took on the task of cleaning all the precious glass objects stored on the shelves in my Winter House Brown Room - American cut glass, pressed glass, blown glass, vases, candlesticks, bowls, valuable crystals, in all different sizes, some some very old, and some new. Cleaning these items takes time and a lot of elbow grease to complete, but now these pieces are shimmering once again.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

March 2, 2021

Morning Fog Over the Farm

So many of you comment on how much you enjoy the photographic tours of my Bedford, New York farm, particularly when it is blanketed with early morning fog.

Yesterday was one such morning - for a few hours, the entire property was covered in a dense fog. Fog consists of tiny water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. Because I live in close proximity to a reservoir, early patches of fog are common, especially in the winter and fall.

Here are some photos, enjoy.

March 1, 2021

My Vegetable Greenhouse in Winter

My outdoor vegetable gardens may still be covered with snow and ice, but I'm fortunate that I have vegetables growing beautifully in a special greenhouse tucked behind my Equipment Barn.

Its design was inspired by Eliot Coleman, an expert of four-season farming. My gardeners, Ryan McCallister and Brian O'Kelly, have been doing a fine job with succession planting and keeping the produce coming. I'm always so happy to share the bounties with family and friends. Very little goes to waste as these vegetables taste so pure and delicious to eat - it's gratifying to have fresh, organic produce available even in winter.

Enjoy these photos.