Prince Snow Farm

11.13.2017

Fitting it all in!



Trying to fit it all in...gathered the last of the heirloom mums 
before the cold snap...still hadn't had a frost!






Dug all of the Dahlia tubers to store for the winter.

 

 And still had time for this gorgeous sunset.



Life is good.

10.25.2017

October's Balmy Afternoons



Now that's not something I say often! Typically Octobers here on Massachusetts' Farm Coast bring  warm days giving way to autumn's chill and frosty mornings.

 

But I'll take newly blossomed golden dahlias and  freshly decorated fence posts.


And when October relinquishes her hesitance, perhaps it will be time to pull and store the dahlias, and say good night to the garden til the springtime.

10.22.2017

52

73 degrees and a robin's egg blue sky.

 

Gulls overhead, waves crashing against the shore, toes dug in the sand...
 

All this was lavished upon me.



52 eased in alongside balmy breezes



 and a bit of dream chasing.


The ocean pulled me into its steely embrace...


bestowing a clear mind and a sense of purpose and renewal.

I am blessed.



10.15.2017

It's Goodbye

I dream all winter of  spring's cold touch against my cheek.

 

Of muddled sunshine warming earth and bringing hope.


Of landscapes bursting with shapes and shadows and life.

And when it emerges, I crave to imitate its relentless gusto, 

my senses alive and my soul thankful.

How quickly this beauty morphs into summer warmth and bountiful harvests.


Laden boughs bequeath their gifts with outstretched arms.

I  linger in these seasons,


allowing blue sky backdrops and paint palette blossoms to become my studio.
It is here that I create


with serrated petals and crooked stems...


 in the midst of low lying fogs and lagging sunsets.


 And in the blink of an eye



 the seasons shift once more , and autumn is upon us. 


I shed a tear for what I have loved, and for all it has meant.


  I revel in the beauty, the generosity, the lessons I have learned.


8.16.2017

Healthy Eating-Sign Up Today!


  • Ok so I had such fun introducing this last summer! Who wants to join me again....or for the first time? 
  •  What's this all about? Next week, Monday - Friday,(August 21-25) I am going to eat super healthy at all meals. ( including snacks)
  • I am going to eat fresh eggs, and as many organic fruits and veggies as I can get my hands on. 
  • It's not a specific "diet", just super healthy eating.
  •  I would love to have you all join in. Your healthy may be different than mine! But that's ok!
  •  I grow lots of veggies and look forward to getting creative with recipes!
  • My hope is that we can share to the hashtag #fivedaysotf , this would be on INSTAGRAM,  showcasing healthy recipes and encouragement.
  •  If you'd like to join in, leave your name below, or on my original post @princesnowfarm on Instagram!!! ( and P.S. : I'm not giving up my morning coffee๐Ÿ˜‰) follow along at @princesnowfarm
  • Hopefully we will feel so great after five days, that we will continue to follow healthy habits!
  • PLEASE SHARE SO WE CAN GET LOTS OF HEALTHY NEW MEAL IDEAS!! 

8.01.2017

Summer Walk


A friend and I have been taking LONG walks together once a week this summer.
  
Typically we walk on a bike path surrounded by dense trees and abundant wildlife.


This particular day, we walked on the bike path and then meandered through the town of Fairhaven.


We ended up at Fort Phoenix,  a fort from the Revolutionary War era.



It is located  where the New Bedford and Fairhaven harbors merge.



Even if you have lived in this area your entire life, as I have, there is something remarkable about this place...a feeling that emanates from the stone paths and steel blue waters.




 One can only contemplate the bravery of those who waited to protect our land and freedom as the British invaded. The original fort was destroyed in 1778; however it was rebuilt and aptly given its current name of Fort Phoenix, named after the bird of Greek mythological origin who was regenerated or reborn. 



We were just in time to see a fishing boat heading out to sea. I thought about the crew, and the time they would spend away from their family. Living here in coastal Massachusetts, I have always had family or known friends who fish for a living...but at that very moment,  I felt something different, a compassion for their absence and dedication, a curiosity about the journey itself.


As we headed back, I realized that these weekly walks are more than just an attempt at fitness, or time with a friend.


They are a time to connect on a deeper level with the world around us, the place we have "landed".


They are the time the ordinary becomes the EXTRAORDINARY.

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