Haying Season

We hung out at our land tonight, watching the neighbor bail hay… Bluebird skies, the smell of hay dust in the breeze, 85 and sunny….ahhhh, summertime! We picked rocks and added them to our growing rock pile (will be a stone wall running along the driveway someday…) This is a favorite activity of 2-year-old Pehr. […]

House Design – Part Two

Hello, and happy summer! Our family has been busy with fun summer stuff…gardening, beach days, some travel, horse shows for me, home improvement projects for Mike, etc. There is also exciting progress happening with the new house design… We’ve now met with our architect a few times, and can finally see what the house is […]

Trillium Season

The woods are bursting with trilliums right now! We took a walk on our land earlier this week, carefully weaving between the big white blooms. We also had our eyes pealed for wild leeks (also known as ramps), which come up around the same time as the trilliums, but didn’t find any. They like low, […]

Spring is Here

Happy spring! It has been a long wait. Finally, in the last week of April, the snow melted for good. The little pond on our land is exploded with spring peepers. Their chorus followed us through the woods as we wandered this evening, looking for wild-flower blooms (none yet). A pair of Wood Ducks flew […]

Planning the Horse Barn

Even though we’re most likely several years off from being ready to build my horse barn, I can’t help but begin to plan it. There are so many things to consider when building a barn for horses, and my head is spinning with information, questions, and all the decisions that will have to be made. […]