Wildflower Farm

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Lost between off the beaten path & fairy land, In forest & mist, sits an old red salt box homestead. Edible gardens, goats, flowers, woods, trails, near skiing & apple picking. Experience the enchanting romance time forgot. Be nearly everywhere in an hour. Escape the city, go adventure, rest, or soul search, inside a colonial fairy tale, out where There Be Dragons on the map. Great for artists, dreamers, rebels & free spirits. 5 minutes to history, 45 to Boston, 15 to Worcester & 10 to Marlboro.

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I am prouder than proud can be of this listing and the beautiful house it is in. As of 10/10 it has been under consideration for a feature in the world renowned home design magazine A Primitive Place!

Please note and pay careful attention to our Covid policies as they are strict and 100% non negotiable, for your safety and mine. Know that you can count on us providing as safe a place for you as is possible under the current circumstances. We live here also, and one of us has asthma. We do not treat this virus like a joke. One of the ways we protect your health through your stay, is to have no other airBnB guests here in other rooms during your stay. Just us the host, and 1 party of guests at a time, operating at half capacity for your health and our own.

In December, the house smells of a blue spruce Christmas tree, and a fir forest with hints of sweet orange, and an array of warm spices from the kettle on top of the lit up wood stove. You can often also smell bread and other treats baking in the oven, such as fresh New England style granola. The laundry smells of apple orchards at their peak and a little bit of cinnamon creamed together with the tiniest hint of vanilla a memory of the autumn.... Outside smells of the leafless woods, but only until the snow falls, when it smells like snow storms and cold. When the wind blows you may pick up the light fresh scent of horses from the neighbor's place which even in the winter is close to invisible from here through the trees... Completely invisible when the leaves are in and full. The fragrance here changes with the season.

In spring, expect fragrances of snow melting outside and an earthy fragrance through mud season. Followed later in spring by the heady fragrance of lilacs and wisteria. Inside, we smell bread baking and early flowers along with other fragrances of spring time, such as a beautiful anticipation for the coming summer and sunshine. Summer time, the house smells of warmth and of rich vanillas, BBQ carried in on the breeze from outside, goats and living things, growing gardens of vegetables, fresh cut grass, and a wild array of flowers straining their way upwards trying to reach the sun. Autumn, smells like.... Hmmm.... Thanksgiving turkey and other rich traditional foods and baking granola, it smells of fresh from the oven bread, and pie. Hints of the goats on the hill outside and in through an open window, the nearby apple orchards, and touches of vanilla and cinnamon are frequent fragrances here around the harvest months... Outside, in the late autumn, you can smell the mist and the earth, just as the smell of the woods changing color is fading.... But I think the smells of winter and Christmas are my personal favorite.

The Foxglove Room, is a lovely, cozy, room on the second floor, with a nice comfy bed, a bureau,a desk designed to be used while you sit peacefully in bed, and a closet. Look out at the green, and the wildflowers, or at the woods while you work from the comforts of bed, or sip tea and eat some sort of scrumptious snack, perhaps granola said to be better than crack, from the farm kitchen, or maybe salted brownies... Rosemary candies made here at the farm are also not an uncommon snack... The Foxglove Room, boasts several windows, making it a cheerful, sunny space. It is just down the hallway from the private bathroom. We are an old fashioned colonial style farm house, so ensuite bathrooms aren't a thing here. If an ensuite is super important to you, every hotel in the area offers one. Come down from your cozy crow's nest on the second floor where you are up at tree height for breakfast in the morning.

Breakfast is included in the price of the room, and is usually set out at about 10 am most mornings on the dining room table, which is nice in the winter because it is right by one of the wood stoves, making breakfast a cozy romantic meal. In the spring and summer, we can serve it in the dining area, or, out on the back patio where you can watch the goats play on the hill while you listen to the birds sing. In May, the wisteria blooms and that is a very special time on the back patio... Or, we can set out a picnic blanket somewhere of your choosing in the farm yard, and breakfast can be served there... We won't get in your way if breakfast eggs are your delight. We welcome our guests to go right out to our coop to collect their own breakfast eggs. Or I can do that if that is your preference... or we can skip eggs. Entirely up to you. In late July through September, you can take advantage of the wild growing black raspberries, or the blackberries we sometimes get or the raspberries, or we even have two mulberry trees full of pickable yums... In June, there may be some fresh strawberries in the vegetable garden, unless Pikku, the dog gets to them before you do...

We care about the world we all share, 15% of each booking, goes directly to charity, to aide displaced people due to medical issues, and or climatic events such as storms, or wild fires, or earth quakes, or Loki killing Balder and starting Ragnarok. We also volunteer on Open Homes, to give displaced people, such as refugees from war torn regions a place to stay should they need one. Not only are we proud to do both these things, we only wish there were more we could do. Being a light in dark times when all other lights go out, is something this farm was create to embody.

I try to provide homemade homestead self care products. Such as soap scented for the season, and by the bathroom sink homemade moisturizing cream fragranced for the season and herbally designed to improve skin. Lavender lemongrass shampoo and conditioner, are also provided. In addition, herbally medicated skin care for the face, moisturizer, toner and a face wash bar. Herbally medicated lip balm, and a vial of homemade muscle relaxing bath salts again fragranced for the season or some other variety of bath soak may be present. If time is an issue and I am out of these things I may offer something/s/all things store bought, but that isn't common. Something will always be there for our guest's self care needs.

Our sheets are made from bamboo or cotton they are environmentally friendly. We recycle what we can, keep all food we provide local. Much of it as local as our own barn yard. We use the environmentally friendly company Caldrea, for over 80% of our household cleaning needs. Not only do we compost, but we also feed kitchen scraps to our chickens in an effort to be sustainable and less wasteful. Everything here runs on solar power!

We insist on paying all our employees a minimum of $35 an hour, because we care about them and their welfare, and their families. We consider them a part of our family. We care about our environment, and we still keep a rate competitively lower than most comparable B&Bs in our area. We do these things because we keep hearing this is the kind of business people want to support. ( The real test will be over the winter months,) It's a risky experiment... Will people choose to utilize a business like mine instead of a business that is cheaper and of a lower quality, or much bigger with a more established position, that does a third of what I do in these important areas, in order to travel super cheap? We truly are a business that tries. My family tells me I am crazy to bet on people. Can you be decent and in business at the same time? I don't know. But I am gathering data to see. And I am betting on you, and hoping we make it through the winter on the bookings we receive.

The best compliment I have ever gotten on this little homestead farm came from a visiting photographer who once came out for a few hours to photograph. She called my home, "alive." I like to think that it is in fact alive. Always growing and changing form ever so slightly, developing over time almost like a biological organism. With a personality, spirit, and soul, that are all it's own. Unlike anything or anywhere else. Unique. An experience in living closer to nature, a bit more self sufficiently, and more harmoniously with the earth we all rely rather heavily on.

Listen to the rain, play in the sunshine, wander the forest, look for fairies in the brush... Build a snow man or that snow fort you always dreamed of building as a child. Go snow shoeing, or ice skate down at Gates Pond... collect the wild growing violets that pop up all around the farm bring them in and learn to make a beautiful jelly or how to treat a mild cold. Go antiquing, apple picking, skiing, walk the local trails, play board games by the wood stove when it pours rain, help us feed the animals or play with them in the yard, hold a chicken and raid the coop for it's eggs, Forage the woods and the wood's edge for beautiful things for salads such as dandelions, plantains, mustard garlic and more, help out in the garden if the mood strikes you, or watch a snow storm make the world white from the cozy by the fire with a hot mug of hot chocolate and a good book, the world seems to disapear when the snow gets heavy visibility goes away and just the bright warm cozy of this magical place seems to be left in the universe.... Enjoy the gardens, go horseback riding somewhere local, Paint a picture outside in the sunshine, have a picnic with some good wine and a nice blanket out in the farm yard, Do yoga with the goats, try to meditate with the goats, play hide and seek in the fog with the white tail deer... Listen to the night birds sing...Watch the edge of the woods where the glow bugs light up the evening with magical twinkling from the small camp fire fire pit on a summer night. Bring a guitar to sing some camp fire songs for the lady of the moon and Tess the maple tree.

Named For The Beautiful New England Wildflowers that grow all over, the five acre farm sits surrounded by woods. A distance from the public road to town... Set apart what seems like a world all our own here at Wildflower. We are located up an old gravel road, follow it, just past the fruit trees, into what feels like another world... The view opens up, and you see the old fashioned red salt box farmhouse, beyond the sign that verifies you have arrived and are welcome.

Wildflower Farm has several ambitions, to be a light in dark times, to be as self sufficient as possible, and as environmental as possible.

Where the wood becomes a small meadow... Wildflowers dance in the breeze, and trees whisper high above while holding up the sky, and nature thrives..... From here, in the darkness, it is possible to look into the clear umbra to see other planets and constellations, or Lady Kuutar, the moon. She sits spinning golden yarn as she tells tales to the stars in the sky at night. Her stories are usually about an old singer named Vainamoinen who is seeking a Sampo... Exactly what a Sampo is has been lost to time and legend. The stars drink it up like small children gathered at story hour. We think of this homestead as a place that escaped an old book of fairy tales. Nature's magic becomes less hidden on a small farm off the beaten path, if just barely... Perhaps you luck out, and you are here for one of those clear nights my husband loves so much when the telescope comes out and a physicist tours the universe with the aid of mirror and glass. If you get so lucky, perhaps he will take you with him, to see Orion the hunter hung in the sky by the great Greek goddess Diana the huntress... Or maybe Pegasus or the dippers, Cassiopeia, Venus, the craters on the moon... It is one of the most amazing experiences of my life, to stand on the ground peering into the darkness so very far at the vastness of the universe....

So much glorious plant life can be found between spring and autumn... This place is a wild plant apothecary outside at the edge of the forest, offering many different plants that can be utilized for healing. Herbs and plants such as, eastern white pine, raspberry leaf, wild growing evening primrose, goldenrod, queen anne's lace (wild carrot,) lemon balm (also known as the bane of my existence,) red clover, plantains, mustard garlic, dandelion, wild violets, burdock, jewel weed, and many more grow tall healthy and strong reaching for the sun.... In addition we have an herb garden with some medicinals and some culinary herbs. I am certified in herbalism through Cornell, so for me this is a sacred trust from the earth being here managing this place and the plant life that offers so much.

To match nature's healing offerings, some years back I journeyed to GB. I went to the place where Avalon is said to have been in the age of King Arthur. I visited the sacred wells of Avalon, the home of the Lady Of The Lake. I took home water from this well and I dumped it down my own well, . So that the water and rocks of my well would forever be charged with the healing magic of Avalon and the Lady Of the Lake. Perhaps magic isn't real. But I like to believe at least some of it is. And I like to think some of it lives here provided by the earth and some of it is my doing. Perhaps I give myself too much credit... But this is the water that is then piped into the house and is the water you drink and bathe in while you stay at Wildflower.

Rain, is music in this house and you feel closer to it. When it is beautiful out, the barn yard and it's animals, gardens, and trails through the forest beckon. Walk through the woods and brambles to the old farming exhibit, bring me some goldenrod on your way back for tea. Be warned, like everything here, the old farming exhibit is quite tiny. Just some old abandoned farming equipment from by gone days out in the woods. Please don't ask me what the old dead machines do because I really have no idea. Just one of the many mysteries and magical unknowns of this place... Visit Tess, the maple tree, leave her a wildflower or a colorful leaf and whisper a wish to her, I find my wishes made in this way often come true.

Visit the not so secret garden, raid the vegetable patch that lives there. just take care as it isn't just home to the vegetables. It is also the home of our honey bees. Usually this is an area we also see a lot of butterflies. Every so often, my arch nemesis makes an appearance... A groundhog living under my neighbor's shed that eats the gardens I work so very hard on. I have named him, Beelzebub.

We see deer and other wild animals. Foxes are not unusual, and coyotes. We have also had neighbors pop in to tell us about bear tracks in our woods. (Just over half the property is located back in the woods.) We get the more standard, trash pandas, chipmunks, squirrels, we once saw a bob cat and her kittens.... I wasted my energy saving a beaver just up the road, he was less than grateful. I think if he had hands he would have flipped me the bird for my efforts. What a jerk... Though still not as bad as Beelzebub... Though highly unusual, this isn't altogether unheard of in this area, a neighbor's trail cam caught a young moose not that long ago! Only about 5 minutes from here through the woods.

This is a simple place, and a simpler way of living, it involves a lot of DIY from some clothing, to self care products, baked goods and other food stuff. We plant and grow a good percentage of our own food, processing it, and doing long term storage such as canning and dehydrating, among other projects. Here we are closer to nature than people typically live in this modern era. Still the house has all the modern amenities we all rely on.

In a modern world, surrounded by big buildings, loud noise and cars zooming past, most never get to have the now uncommon experience of the quiet enchantment of nature. The sounds of the forest at night. Most, never bother really stopping to watch the leaves changing color. Few know the joy of a day by a warm wood stove with a hot drink in hand, wrapped in a blanket with a book.... Or an afternoon outside making snow angels or having a snowball fight. People don't stop anymore to just be with nature and with themselves. This is one of those rare places, where it is possible to just be.

One day time will probably turn this place too into a parking lot as the march of so called progress beats on moving ever forward, dragging us further and further from nature and from ourselves. But until time claims this little homestead farm, we remain here. Celebrating life surrounded by the trees of the forest and the stars in the sky. Come join us for a time.

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Берлин, Massachusetts, Съединени щати

This is a tiny town of only a couple thousand people. something like 700 families. It is the best kept secret in MA. Be just about anywhere in the state in about an hour. Berlin, is a farming community. Lots of fields, and horses, lots of woods and trees, rolling hills, deer visit us regularly, bears have left foot prints in our woods, one got stuck last year up some pole in a public part of town that was quite the fiasco... We see foxes and a variety of birds and deer. lots of apple orchards in the area... This really is a lovely little one horse town. In some ways it reminds me of Stars Hollow from the tv show Gilmore Girls only smaller and more rural, and rather than a diner we have a small general store in the center of town. Check out a town meeting for what can often be called a bit of a comedy extravaganza... Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, some of the town meetings are just hilarious. I can't express how much I love this town for all it is and all it isn't. Our crime report typically reads, something to the effect of, "Man caught driving without a license, 2 cows blocked the roads for 3 hours on thursday until their owner came to collect them. A collection of canada geese crapped all over the lawn in front of the library they were arrested by animal control and ICE for vandalism and were summarily deported back to Canada. A local stray cat produced 6 kittens on a stone wall. A stranger was questioned on the grounds that no one in town knew who he was they didn't recognize his truck. Turns out Phil, from down on Coburn, bought a new truck nothing to be concerned about. Everyone knows Phil, everyone knows Phil's grandad, and we all knew his several times great grandad too that fought in the civil war.... It's just a new truck folks. Some goats vandalized the lawn in front of the church at the center of town. Their owner was yelled at. The goats got a ride home in the back of the cop cruiser. Upon being marandized, they informed the officer driving them of, "baaaaa." " This nutty little town truly is a very special place.

Домакин: Amanda

  1. Потребител от: август 2014 г.
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I am a certified herbalist as of September 2021 through Cornell University. Born in an international Buddhist Hippy Commune in the Boston area. From there teen years spent in a suburb.... From there college in upstate ny for a while.... Then my wild early 20s..... Met my husband, a PhD in physics courtesy of Helsinki University..... Did the international nomad thing for a lot of years for his post docs and finally, I get to live the dream I carried with me around the world for so many years.... This place is that dream. A place to host visitors from everywhere, a small farm in a small quiet New England town...... I majored in voice for a while then found my way to doing some education at the university level in archaeology as well. I am mildly obsessed with trying to always do better at being a good environmental citizen, though I remain imperfect still learning and growing. I keep several goats, a small collection of chickens, 3 beautiful very friendly dogs and a 16.3 hand horse named Pete who I board down the street. When we returned from EU, we had a lovely place to live close to the city. We had planned to stay there. Then I got sick. Foods I ate the day previously in eu made me sick here. The off label processing had changed since last I lived in the US. Food sent me to the hospital and caused severe reactions repeatedly. We decided to sell the city house and move somewhere where I could have a garden and create my own food from the ground up. It was a dream I had always had but not one I ever expected to get to live. I wouldn't know where to start anyway. My whole life until I bought this place had been in the down town Boston areas. My family thought we should stay in the city no matter how sick I got. They thought we couldn't do this. They thought we would be back in the city in 6 months. It has now been 7 years out here, and I have no intention of ever returning to the city.... When we found what we now call Wildflower, we fell in love with the place and so we started on a journey we never planned to make, all kinds of ag, and self sufficiency research etc... And 7 years in we have come so far but we still have so far left to go. And that is how we ended up at Wildflower. We aren't the typical homesteaders, in that there are certain features of this lifestyle we are happy not to embrace. We also are quite secular though we do love a good december festival of lights and christmas decor is what is natural for us on a cultural level. Also very different than most homesteaders, we are both educated and a lot younger than most farmers. And honestly I am the one that farms my spouse works in computers. Barely into my 40s, and a woman, I am the chupracabra of farming. Most farmers are over 50 and the vast majority are men. Allow me to share the values of Wildflower Farm below... We liked the way 2 gifted artists put it so much, we have decided to just quote them. I have also loved the way an eastern philosopher put it, so I quoted him also. “Loves the only house big enough for all the pain in the world.” -Martina Mcbride "Whole world single flower."- Zen Master Seung Sahn (he was the korean patriarch of the chogey order until he passed...) He was also a close personal friend. He wrote the famous book Compass of Zen, some copies of which include photos of me at CZC, as a very young child. "If you trust your rebel, heart, Ride it into battle. Don't be afraid, Take the road less traveled! Wear out your boots, and kick up the gravel, don't be afraid take the road less traveled on."- Lauren Alaina Wildflower, is the other side of quotidian. A dream, a colonial fairy tale that escaped the old musty book, the world outside the present, real and now... We welcome everyone to dream this, sublimely, quixotic little dream with us. Things I can't live without: Wildflower Farm, my family, books, the many varied arts, peace between nations, good times, and fun. Well, I guess that's me and Wildflower.... Thank you for your time and consideration. Amanda of Wildflower Farm
I am a certified herbalist as of September 2021 through Cornell University. Born in an international Buddhist Hippy Commune in the Boston area. From there teen years spent in a sub…

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We are super friendly and happy to help you. We take care not to push ourselves on you or at you, but we are happy to be social. This house by nature has a pretty social vibe. But our level of interaction is completely up to you.

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