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Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

April 10, 2006

In my coffee + cre8tive post this morning, I mentioned a nearby farm that I frequent for fresh produce and flowers called Brookdale Farms. Visiting the farm is a simple pleasure that I enjoy, especially since I’m a city girl and until now, never had the opportunity to live near a working farm before.

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

We often enjoy walks through the orchards at night to discuss our day while enjoying the sunset over golden fields. We also pick strawberries and apples on the farm when they are in season, and feed the one and only resident sheep fresh grass. A cute story from last night – I walked over to the farms with my husband to feed the lone sheep. I think that I fed him a little too much grass though, because when we started to leave, he made all these strange sheep sounds and started bucking around in his pen like a little bronco – I guess all the fresh greens perked him up quite a bit. He acted a little nutty. I began to wonder what was in the grass, you know? But it was cute because he was happy and making that connection to an animal is something that I personally find great joy in. It’s beautiful. Even if it’s just a nutty sheep that I’ve nicknamed Charlie.

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

Brookdale Farms in Hollis, New Hampshire

If you’re in the New England area and fancy a country drive, why not visit Brookdale in New Hampshire? It’s packed on the weekends with Bostonians looking for fresh air and colorful blooms. Learn more about Brookdale…

I’ve taken a few photos of Brookdale from inside the shop, they’ve just renovated the entire store to include more gift items, so I now have the pleasure of residing near a fabulous gift shop as well as a farm, all within 100 steps from my front door. I snapped a photo of their greenhouse space, which is bare at the moment but in another month, it will transform into a lush humid paradise with wall-to-wall flowers and plants.

I hope all those of you that read decor8 from other parts of the world will enjoy peeking in on a special country store that I regularly shop at, here in my part of the world.

(Photos: Holly Becker for decor8)






1 Comment

  • Reply mcaplan April 11, 2006 at 5:00 am

    Its funny you have nicknamed the sheep Charlie! We have a nutty cross-eyed Siamese cat named Charlie. And he looooves to eat!

    I picture you frolicking through the orchards, bunches of flowers in your hands, hubby dipping you!

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