Small Town Travel Log: Rockland Farms & Lewis Orchards

Over our long weekend in Potomac, we stopped by a couple of local farmers’ markets to stock up for dinner. Rockland Farm in Poolesville, MD offers farm lunch, fresh produce, and locally raised meat. They also use the barn as a wedding venue and for large farm dinners. We also stopped by Lewis Orchards in Beallsville, MD for a little pumpkin chunkin’ and an amazing head of cauliflower for dinner.

Rockland Farm

Lewis Orchards

 

Small Town Travel Log: Art of the Barn Tour in Bucks County, PA

Last weekend, I took a day trip out to Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania for the annual Bucks County Audubon Society sponsored Art of the Barn Tour.  The event featured local artists who displayed their work in each of the six barns on the tour (map of the locations). I was pleased to have made it to five of the six barns in one afternoon. The biggest surprises were the new animal friends that I made along the way – plenty of horses including a four week old foal, chickens, sheep, and two kittens (who are up for adoption, if anyone is interested).

I loved the worn plaster walls and the quiet, woodsy setting of the first barn of the tour.

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Small Town Travel Log: Ticonderoga

Since our senior year of college, Katie’s generous parents have loaned us their family vacation house in Ticonderoga for weekend visits. Last Thursday, as soon as I stepped into the kitchen and looked out on Lake George, I let out a sigh and completely relaxed. This year, we spent a day exploring town, stopped by Silver Bay YMCA camp, and went across the NY-Vermont border to Shelburne Museum.

See the sights after the jump…

Farmhouse Friday: Cabins

Today we have two affordable cabins in the woods to share with you, and each have two bedrooms for a lovely rustic double date! Get ready to chop some firewood and get excited!

Hudson Valley: Highland, NY

This cabin has both history and land: built in 1830 and sitting on over 9 acres! They don’t show pictures of the beehive oven in the basement unfortunately, but I love the original details in the wide floorboards, closet doors and the Dutch door entrance. Even better is that while this house officially has two bedrooms, there is a studio over the garage that you could use as a bunkie.

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Farmhouse Friday: Lovely Gardens

As the sun begins to set later and the temperature slowly climbs, we can’t help but look outside. We’re dreaming of candlelit patios, glasses of wine and garden parties.

Hudson Valley: Catskill, NY

It’s rare to find an old house with an interior as stunning as the exterior and grounds, but this house is one. Stone edged flower beds, casual gravel paths, and a screened in porch beg for some outdoor living. Best yet, this garden attains the natural, overgrown look without appearing sloppy.

Check out the lovely gardens in New England…

Farmhouse Friday: Outside of DC

We’re taking our first business trip to Potomac, Maryland to visit our friend Katie this weekend! This “business trip” really just an excuse to go junking in Frederick, cook comfort food, stir up some delicious cocktails, and tablescape the weekend away. We couldn’t help but choose our favorite homes in the region for this Farmhouse Friday.

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Let’s start with some city living, in Alexandria, Virginia. This charming row house looks modest from the street, but is quite spacious inside. The house is on the Early Building Survey from the Historic Alexandria Foundation. I love the built-ins in the bedroom, the very well done renovation in the galley style kitchen, and the stunning brick-walled backyard.

See our brick farmhouse in the country…