Thursday, June 1, 2017

Spring Visit To Chatfield Hollow Farm

Chatfield Hollow Farm Bed and Breakfast is a serene and beautiful hideaway in the woods of Killingworth, Connecticut. The property is backed up to Chatfield Hollow State Park where there are many trails, a boardwalk, caves to explore, hiking trails, fishing, picnicking,  and swimming. The farm itself offers many unqiue and interesting features to explore, such as their exotic birds, massive numbers of peonies and allium, mushroom growing, campfire pit, beekeeping, hydroponics, several ponds....and more. The Inn itself is rustic and beautifully decorated.

The first time I visited the farm was when they graciously sponsored Earth Day for the community. I enjoyed it so much that I asked  if I could visit again to take more photos (when more things were in bloom) to share with others. Tema, the Innkeeper was more than happy to show me around. So...here are just a few photos of this beautiful natural setting. I love the way the Farm blends in with the nature around it and I find  their choice of what they raise and grow....just so interesting! Their medicinal gourmet mushrooms hold much promise for harmonizing the immune system and preventing and healing disease....and on top of it all they are delicious! I hear they grow ginseng also but I didn't come across it and forgot to ask about it. These mushrooms can be purchased at local farm markets.



I just loved the beehives with the lilacs so I had to take several pictures of them : > )







Amazing Peacock Feather







Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day At Chatfield Hollow Farm



Saturday, April 22, 2017 was Earth Day and the residents of Killingworth, Connecticut celebrated it at Chatfield Hollow Farm. The event was planned by the Killingworth Women's Organization as a fundraiser for the Killingworth Library. Despite the clouds and rain, a fair amount of people attended. I know I was glad that at the last minute I decided to go, hoping the rain would be light....and it was! Below are photos of the event, of the farm itself, and inside the Bed and Breakfast. I had a great time and hope they will schedule it again for next year.

Wetlands Education

The Swan Pond


Beekeeping
Great Mushroom Foraging Information
Great Landscaping
Hydroponics
   

Roasting Marshmallows

Wish I had Asked What They Were Growing Here.
Logs The Mushrooms Are Grown On


Tanks They Soak The Mushroom Logs In
Trails To Walk In Connecticut

Zentangle

Good Music!
The Bed And Breakfast
Kitchen at the Inn

Living Room Where Guests Gather






Black Swans



We Were So Blessed To Witness This beautiful Sight!



  Thanks To Everyone For All Of Their Hard Work and To Everyone At Chatfield Hollow Farm For Hosting The Event!