Hello! This is my first posting on my new blog where we will discuss everything from decorating in a High Country primitive style to how to be a green gardener! I hope to inspire y'all to make your home your sanctuary. A place where you can enjoy the little things around you!
Let me introduce myself - my name is Susan and I live in a development style house in the great little state of Delaware! Our home is located in the middle of a very large (over 800 homes) development and I have worked hard to make our little sanctuary feel like we live out in the woods! If any of you out there know anything about Delaware, there are not a lot of old houses left so we decided to make our 20 year old house into a 220 year old house! My husband, Bob, and I have collected early American primitive antiques for over 25 years and our home is filled with great old painted pieces that we use every day. I will be posting pictures from time to time of some of our favorite pieces, but you can see our home on our website at: www.picturetrail.com/winterberryfarm.
Here at Winterberry Farm (can you tell that I want an old farmhouse surrounded by lots of land?) we are "green gardeners" and by that I mean that our gardens consist of over 90% native plants! We do not spray pesticides or fertilize our plants and do not have any grass to mow (OK - so we did leave a little bit of grass for the dog). This morning, as I was putting on my shoes, I heard the raucous cries of a blue jay hopping around in one of our trees out front but could not figure out why it was so upset until I looked a little closer and saw a peregrine falcon (yes - a falcon) sitting in one of the trees -apparently it was going after the baby blue jays! We do have a nesting pair of falcons in the wetland (actually very small and manmade after DelDOT was forced to "move" the original wetland when they enlarged a few streets around here years ago) that is across a major road from our development, but I have never seen one of the falcons over here! We have hawks and herons that come by (in the middle of a development!) every once in a while - but never a falcon! We are very fortunate that we get to see as much wildlife as we do living in a huge development but that just shows you that "if you build it - they will come!" LOL! I love using that line! I hope you enjoy my blog and come often to talk and talk and talk......
18" cloth Queen Anne doll.
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