Last night there were frost warnings. It missed us but the boys helped me bring in the pumpkins and lots of veggies and herbs from the garden.
THE WALKER HOMESTEAD
Yesterday was open house day at The Walker Homestead in Brookfield, Massachusetts. I have wanted to go for some years now but things get busy for me in the fall and I just don’t take the time to do things that I want to do. This year after being so sick I decided to do more things and make the time. My small business is changing somewhat and I am doing more primitive things. Next year while I will still run Whispering Pines Farm and still have all the things like soap , salve and wool I will also branch out with an addition to the farm which will be called The 1850 Octagon House. I am hoping to incorporate that with the Whispering Pines site.
Yesterday was a beautiful fall day with a little crispness in the air. The drive was spectacular through the hills of Brookfield, past The Salem Cross Inn where our annual hook-in will be in a month or so. I arrived after the morning rush so there was room to park. It was a pleasant walk to the gate where I was cordially greeted by a women in Eighteen Century attire. Jacob sheep were in a field near the gate and the house and gardens were in front of me along with some vendors.
The house is a salt box my favorite style and painted a colonial red which is also my favorite. Everyone there was so delightful.
There were several herb gardens each one well planned and filled with herbs and flowers.
I loved The Garden Shed which was filled with garden signs and herbs, hanging swags and other wonderful things.
The vendors were dotted around the house and in a back field. It looked like there was a brisk morning business as a lot of their stock were depleted. So many wonderful primitive antiques, hooked rugs and dried herbs for sale and even an old bath tub!
I hope you enjoyed my visit to the Homestead, I plan to go back for the December Open House.
Thank you so much for reading my blog on this chilly fall morning. Carole