|Roseledge Country Inn and Farm Shoppein the heart of the Mystic Country close to Foxwood & Mohegan Sun Casinos||
Creating a new logo and it all started earlier this week. I attended the New England Made trade show in Sturbridge on Monday , a beautiful day I might ad. The first booth I stopped at had a nice line of hoodies, sweatshirts, etc. Approached by a rep, I was soon drawn in to his line, and next thing you know now a new logo! The pig is my weathervane, and he is a happy pig who makes me smile each time I see him. Of course it will not be pink, this is for some snuggly warm vests that are being made for the shop. But all in all I "LOVE" it share with me your thoughts...remember its not going to stay pink!.
Summer is still around and it was a hot and humid day here on the farm yesterday! Customers stopping into the shop to grab some mums in bathing suits crack me up! But these days are going to be few and far between as we are almost in the middle of the month now. So ya gotta take em when you get em! The gold finches are loving the late summer flowers gobbling up all their seeds as they die back. You know the more golden they get the closer we get to winter!
Today I am going to finish the new sign and move more plants into the back yard sale site! Stop in to say hi!
Peter Eldridge painted this water color of
Roseledge Country Inn aka John Meech circa 1720
We are honored to have received this gift from Peter a longtime and dear friend. It is with great sadness that Peter has passed away recently.
10/12 10 am-4pm A great collection of his work will be on display at our Walktober event "Ledges of Roseledge"
Wine tasting too! Our local neighbors "The Preston Ridge Vineyard " will be there too!
We are still open for area artisans to join us! Call 860-892-4739 or e mail email@example.com
Chinese Lanterns are one of those uninvited guests in my gardens that I have let remain. I love the papery skins in the bright orange color. They pop up in the most unlikely spots! A bunch growing by the back door being floppy plants look much happier now that they have been supported by a metal frame.
I have found them in my lower garden as fell, very far from this bunch...my guess is that their roots were in some compost that was put their? Well how ever they got their they are pretty! Other they using them in autumn arrangements I am not sure what else you would use them for?
Front gardens began with a center stone diamond built by my daughter Dawn and her husband Trey. Scouting out for stones (which we have plenty) filling it with soil and camping out at the end of the day. This was a mothers day gift to me a garden filled with love and where they announced to me I would be a grandmother in December! And so this is where the gardens of Roseledge began, and certainly did not end! In fact I now have 11 grandchildren! I am a lucky mom and grandmom...
The leaves are falling today and the skies are grey and its cool. In fact I hear there is a frost warning for tomorrow morning. Now that is just crazy as the beginning of the week it was so hot and muggy the AC was on. Well they say if you live in New England and you don't like the weather wait a minute it will change! How true.
We hosted the Mystic Chamber of Commerce before hours this morning and I had my fingers crossed it was not going to be raining! I wanted to have host it in our front gardens, they love so pretty now with all the mums and cabbages in. White linen table clothes on and fall flowers in tall vases. The weather held out and we had a nice show of area businesses. Dawns cinnamon buns were the first to go followed by our blueberry cream french toast. Yum!
Good morning, its a bright one today! So happy to see the sun again, and lovely crisp air! AC is off and white tablecloths have been gathered from the front garden s to hit the washer. Crazy but I am excited to be able to hang some washing today! Autumn has begun to hit the area, trees here and there, the sounds of crickets in the long shadows of the day and stores filled with scarecrows! We have begun to gather a bit of new decorations for our "dead and breakfast " halloween display, enhancing and enlarging it a bit more each year! Well gotta go...the bright outside is calling me!
Labor day is now a memory and summer is slipping away as well. A damp and humid three day weekend forcing the AC back on and breakfasts inside. Grey days filled with sprinkles dose not make for great line drying and forces me to use the dryer . :( I so much rather hang the laundry to dry in the bright sunshine, on the line off the barn deck. Crazy as this may sound I have actually had people stop and ask if they could take pictures of of my clothesline. Laundry is a job, a chore and to those who labored at it, I hope you took the day off and celebrated "Labor Day"!
Behind our shop here at Roseledge we have a assortment of perennials that have bloomed through the their season and need a home! Our FALL sale is buy 2 get your 3rd free! I will be cleaning up our gardens hopefully for the last time this season, free them from weeds and cutting back the past blooms. Snagging some of the sale plants to fill in.
As a remind, keep the leaves out of your gardens, espically over winter, the mince and voles live and hide in them and munch away at your plant over winter.
Plant some spring this month!
Ahhh September is here and summer is becoming a fleeing memory. September a month of school buses, country fairs, and a bit more time for the hammock. Which by the way can be a very good place to study the sky, read a book, or even take a snooze. I just can not imagine a home with out one. Ours hangs from a GIANT towering pine, its only saving graces as I despise this tree. The other side, the remaining half of one of the chestnuts snapped off in a recent hurricane. Another month and it will be rolled up and stored to wait for the first warm sunny day of next spring.