summer 2013 – sad it’s over

I thought for a moment that I might not go back to the city. It’s been a perfect summer.

Zucchini blossoms stuffed with homemade ricotta then deep fried and drizzled with marinara I can’t blog about everything we eat. I’d never get anything else done! Bonfires with loved ones on my new patio under a canopy of stars that you need only reach up to touch. New dishes for ice cream...

my dad…dot, dot, dot – translation: there are no words to describe the depth of my love or gratitude.

Awesome, bliss, decadent, enchanted and wondrous are a few words that I over use.

Never for a moment do I ever take for granted how blessed we are. We give thanks, daily.

Secret places…

Forgotten places…

Loved and saved places…

I played all summer, in the kitchen and in my gardens, developing new recipes for you.

The sunlight sent me constantly running for my camera so I could capture the magic.

Each year our beloved farm becomes a little bit more alive. One dream after another.


A summer of heat, sweat, hard work and uninterrupted joy was a powerful combination.

Birthday cakes, pajama parties, barbecues, long walks, boat rides, dinner parties with people we love. Not everyone is able to visit but, they know our door is always open.

Ralph and I, with help and guidance from my dad, are creating a place where our children, grandchildren, family and friends can come and be with us in a world full of wonder and peace.

Thanks for spending the summer with me. XO

  • Thank you, Michelle. You are an inspiration!

  • Anonymous

    Love you post Michelle – the pictures, the stories, the recipes. can’t wait to see how the barn looks when it is finished. Looks like an AMAZING place you have there ! ENJOY!

  • Kaitie

    Look how big Fynn has grown!!! I sooo missed the farm this summer!


  • No wonder you don’t want to return to the city!

  • I adore this post Michelle ~ wrapping summer up in a big bow. I love your farm ~ the house well let’s just say I swoon a little. Seeing the work you did to the barn and knowing that your Dad was there to help makes me smile. How blessed you are to have this place to call your own.

    • I never take that for granted…ever.

      • I think as we get older we appreciate every little thing ~ I call it being blessed. Next time we are in Saint John you just may see me for dinner!

  • I think this is all amazong – beautiful food, beautiful spaces and beautiful people. you are a very lucky woman.

    • I think about that all of the time. I am blessed indeed!

  • your pictures are beautiful, full of love and contentment. Makes me miss summer already, and also inspires me as well. Happy Fall..

  • BEAUTIFUL pictures. I love your blog, can’t wait to read more.

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