About Daddy-Daughter Date Night

About Daddy-Daughter Date Night

We’re still in the afterglow of the first annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night here at the Homestead. It was a priceless celebration of the unique kind of Valentine love that exists between dads and daughters. Many have written about it. Some of it is funny....
Celebrating Love in Grand Style

Celebrating Love in Grand Style

The Feast of Saint Valentine at the Homestead was a grand celebration of “all love’s martyrdoms” for 16 couples in the context of a memorable, seven-course Rome-fashioned meal prepared by Josh White and his sous-chef crew. What a joy it’s been...
Homestead’s Very Own Paddington Bear

Homestead’s Very Own Paddington Bear

With my excess holiday chub and my knee-high yellow farm boots, my family is calling me the Homestead’s very own Paddington Bear. (But they’re perfect for a rainstorm like this, and the cows like them, though the sheep less so.) Fashion follows function on...
On Courage and Faith

On Courage and Faith

As a new week in a New Year dawns may we all have courage and faith, like our three-year-old grandson John-Henry Pierson Van Eerden, who decided to do this. 😮 Reminding us that enjoying “the long view” requires courage and faith….
Cuddling in the Cold

Cuddling in the Cold

One of the (few) things we like about the co-ooold is the nightly Snuggle Fests with the sheep in the barn. They almost all want to cuddle. And their expressions, when they hear a shepherd’s voice! My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me....
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