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

Great Mushroom Foraging Information
Great Landscaping

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


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!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Down The Lane Farm

If you are fond of  bee products (such as beauty items, honey, and candles), country crafts, antiques and  collectibles....complete with authentic  farm atmosphere.... then you must visit Down The Lane Farm at 18 Reservoir Road in Killingworth, Connecticut.

A few weeks ago a friend took me there and immediately I felt right at home! The proprietor, Maureen Alfiero, is one of the most congenial people I have ever met. Visitors will receive a warm welcome and Maureen is more than happy to answer questions about her bees and how her products are made. I had such a good time I didn't want to leave. In fact I have visited the store with other friends, several times since. The last visit was to purchase some of their delicious local honey from their bee hives. I was impressed with the "down home" feel and the eclectic selection ....a little something for everyone. For more information you can visit the farm website at

    Above: Maureen and customer
Support your local bees and don't forget about the health benefits of honey and beeswax. Local honey is great for minimizing allergies when taken appropriately before the allergy season begins. Down The Lane Farm is also a great place to find unique gifts.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Lavender Pond Farm

Just the other day a friend and I decided it was about time we visited Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth, Connecticut. We had heard about it in the news, local papers, and a few of my friends had already been there. It is in it's second year of operation and is turning out to be a very popular local hangout and tourist site. As we arrived at opening time at 12:00, the cars were just beginning to pour in.

I thought it would be fun to post a few pictures here to give people an idea of what Lavender Pond Farm is all about. People are welcome to stroll through the fields of lavender, enjoy the gazebo, check out the bee hives from a little distance, bring a picnic, browse through the store which is full of lavender products, and it looks like you can even play life size chess out in the field. I'll include a photo below. It was a fun and interesting place to visit. The owner loved answering any questions and even took time to show us how their still works which distills the lavender essential oil.

Lavender Pond Farm