In Memory of My Beloved Sally  July 12, 2004 - October 12, 2012  Sweet Sally - Spring … [Continue Reading]

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The Tea Olives are Blooming! Tea Olive (Osmanthus) are growing throughout all the gardens at Stoney Hill Farm. The … [Continue Reading]

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April Showers bring April Flowers! The Roses are Blooming at Stoney Hill Farm! Monsieur Tillier blooms beautifully … [Continue Reading]

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I love Winter and joyfully embrace the introspective and quiet solitude that comes with this time of year. This time of … [Continue Reading]

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Aloe Vera Loves You Too! I’ve created a light summer lotion (or skin care serum) formula and I want to share it … [Continue Reading]

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Spring and the Nature of Water

Winter changes into Spring…….Redbud bursts into glorious bloom!  Redbud is native to our area and is one of my favorite trees.  After the flowers fade, the heart shaped leaves appear.  I’ve planted a Redbud tree in Sally’s Memory Garden.   Johnny Jump-Up (Viola tricolor) in Secret Garden.   Viola species or Heart’s Ease – beautiful native plant […]

Winter Into Spring

  I enjoy the quiet stillness and solitude of nature that come with this time of year.  From the Winter Solstice throughout January and now into February, the woods behind my house silently beckon to me.  The White Oak and Red Cedar share their strength and integrity.  The Willow teaches me how to bend.  All […]

Sally – Guardian Angel of Stoney Hill Farm

In Memory of My Beloved Sally  July 12, 2004 – October 12, 2012  Sweet Sally - Spring 2005     Rose and Sally – Goats are Fun!   Sally and Angie – Summer 2006   Sally in Crimson Clover – 2009 Sally at Kim’s House – 2010   Sally, Amy, and Angie at Kim’s Soccer Game – […]

Autumn!

The Tea Olives are Blooming! Tea Olive (Osmanthus) are growing throughout all the gardens at Stoney Hill Farm. The Ginger Lily are still blooming as well as a few Honeysuckle, but right now the Tea Olives fill the air with heavenly scent.    Osmanthus fragrans has many, many tiny flowers that are powerfully fragrant.  Sally and Cottage Cat are on their […]

Honeysuckle, Ginger Lily and Tea Olive!

August has turned out to be a wonderful month!  The past few weeks have given us lovely rainfall and moderate temperatures that feel like early Fall!    The Honeysuckle is blooming again!  When I take my morning walk around our farm, the sweet scent is so lovely.  I’ve distilled more Honeysuckle Hydrosol for The Herbarie […]

Happiness is the Smile of a Dog

That’s what I am looking at right now and yes, it brings me great joy The past few weeks have been grueling.  After the chemotherapy treatment, Sally experienced terrible nausea and upset stomach.  She was very sick and didn’t eat or drink for almost two weeks.  She had little energy and it seemed she was […]