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

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Nature At Hammonasset Beach

 Here in southeastern Connecticut we are fortunate to have Hammonasset State Park, which is located in Madison. The beautiful walking trails attract visitors and campers from all over. In this post I will share photos I took while spending time at this beautiful state treasure. The marshes can be even more beautiful that the beach areas, displaying different colors throughout the year. Take a break, relax and enjoy the scenery!

    Love the purple sand!

    Nature Center
    Late summer
    Late summer .... early fall

     More purple sand!

    Driftwood against the late summer colors of the salt water marsh

    Meig's Point
   Beautiful Big boulder at Meig's Point
    More beach art I came across

    Tide pool in summer
 Path along the coast at Meig's Point
 Cormorant Birds at the end of Hammonasset State Park (Meig's Point)....near Clinton
    The seashell sculptures in the image above are located at the nature center.
   A very strange but beautiful sky that day. The boulders are at Meig's Point the far end of Hammonasset State Park

                             While walking, I came across this unique piece of beach art
Some sort of red succulents are exhibiting the gorgeous red color. If anyone knows the name of the plant, leave a comment.