I've often heard children say, "There's nothing to do today". I beg to differ. I'd like to inspire you to do something. Anything. Read. Bake. Hike. Fish. Plant. Sail. Climb. Play. Reach. Move. Laugh. Dream; and take time to sit with me on The Old Granite Step.

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Late Afternoon Stop at the Farm

I love unexpected finds such as this.  On a ride to the coast, we literally stumbled upon Norwell Farms; a wonderful farming community not far from the hustle and bustle of Boston.  A lovely and serene piece of property, Norwell Farms is a nonprofit organization encompassing a for-profit farm; created with the help of the Community Preservation Act (CPA).  The original house was built in 1726; just over 100 years after the Pilgrims landed in nearby Plymouth.  Norwell farms is worth a visit and there are volunteer opportunities available.  Be sure to call first; the farm store has varied hours.  We need to preserve more properties like this!

The slightly ajar barn door couldn't be more inviting!

 Cornstalks and mums adorn the barn. 

 What more could you want in a community farm?

 The rooster eyes us from his home by the stonewall.

 He is very regal; indeed!

An old stonewall frames the farmhouse which was more than likely added on to several times over the last 288 years.

 The leaves are falling but the fields remain green.

Although Halloween has gone by, a hollowed out pumpkin makes a wonderful centerpiece for Thanksgiving.  Simply arrange your flowers in a vase or bottle that will sit inside the pumpkin. 

 There is a nice selection of fruits and vegetables to choose from.

 Brussel sprouts before they get to the saute pan!
 The view across the street is peaceful.

Norwell Farms is located at 4 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, Massachusetts.

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