Blackbird Farm

Much time was spent finding a name for our 1884 Colonial.  It’s common around here to name houses and farms and I always liked the idea; we tried to find a connection with something on or around the property but nothing seemed quite right.  Roses? Too girly.  The lake?  Already done, many times.  Finally I heard the name “Blackbird Farm” somewhere, and that seemed just right … and there are plenty of crows around here to make it fit!

In the past 12 years a garden, pond and greenhouse have been added.  The screened porch was rebuilt, a covered porch was added, and I built a brick patio.  It’s always good to have a project! I dug the pond myself, with a shovel.  It took months.  It seemed like a good idea at the time.

My long-dreamed-of Colonial home!


6 responses to “Blackbird Farm

  1. Looks different in summer bloom.
    Love the pond….and the name.
    Very Cool.

  2. I need to come visit you. Every time I look at your pictures I just want to hop on a plane to over there [: Lovely scenic views, house, and of course my amazing Aunt!!

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous and charming home ! I am jealous, but not of the winters. 🙂

  4. I love this!! And I love the name you chose. I have a special connection and affinity for blackbirds. You may notice it figures prominently on my blog. 🙂

  5. Blackbird Farm is much more quaint than Crows Feet Farm, I like the choice you made on the name. Our place is informally named “Barking Acre” in honor of a particular hound in our yard.

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