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Tending the gardens at Connecticut Country House, that’s what we do. And I guess you could call it a labor of love. On one hand, that labor of love comes from our commitment to be the best caretakers we can be of our 1767 home. And on the other hand, we surely love working the land and doing that work together.

Years ago when I found this early reverse-painted glass topped snuff box, it reminded me of me and Murph in the garden (with the exception of the nineteenth century outfits!); me pointing to the spot that needs to be dug and having plants at the ready, while Murph with shovel in hand is ready to dig.

Some things never change. And that’s a good thing!

Happy gardening! Love, Nora









  1. Kate on June 21, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Aww…I love this posting! So sweet!

    Your garden is of a considerable size! Do you mind my asking what it’s dimensions are? Mine is 21×21′, and I sometimes consider enlarging it, so I can grow more squash (those vines take up SO much space) and corn, while not sacrificing any of the all-important tomato space.

    Do the three of you eat everything from your garden?…preserve it?…give it away? I preserve a lot (a year’s worth of salsa and spaghetti sauce, plus tomato soup for the winter). Do you plant with preserving in mind?…or just enjoy everything in all its freshness?

  2. Carolyn on June 21, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Ha! That’s my husband and I exactly – me pointing, him digging.

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