Hi! Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm is nestled along a small, sweet river town that has four seasons every year.
Once the site of a raspberry company around the end of the 19th century, the five acre plot of land includes the 1880’s cottage (we call home), a garden house, small barn and other little jewel box buildings that are filled to the brim with a lot of things collected on various adventures.
Our life is meant to be simple with Daisy (“The Dog”), Bob (the rooster–actually, Bob The Fifth), The Girls (Aracona laying hens) and our work outside of Rose Cottage. At Rose Cottage, we grow a variety of vegetables and fruit, and preserve the harvests for our “summer in jar meals” when the thermometer dips. We try to share as much of the garden’s bounty with family and friends–it is more fun that way.
Besides enjoying gardening and preserving (my mom and I “put up” more than 700 jars last year), I am an avid cook and especially enjoy cooking with the freshest, local produce. For the past few years, my daughter and I owned a small gourmet catering company. What fun it is to share the kitchen stove with my number one girl! Reading cookbooks is one of my favorite things to do to relax, and there is always a growing stack next to the comfy reading chair.
On weekends, my sweet husband may often find me searching for the latest vintage treasure—antique linens, anything with roses, ribbons or something for the garden house. Or he may find me spending early morning to late evening tending the gardens. Sometimes, our college-age son will spend the day in the gardens at Rose Cottage, too. These are the sweet memories.
In addition to the catering company and a professional career outside the home, I am a free-lance writer and photographer, and enjoy documenting gardens, travel and lives of everyday people.
I am so grateful that you stopped by Rose Cottage and hope you will visit often. Your visits and comments brighten our day.
With kindest regards,