The Farm in Bedford and the Action at the US Open: The Latest from Martha's Blog
My Pinetum Collection
Since I purchased my Bedford farm, I’ve planted thousands of trees, and I am so happy most of them have thrived.
Recently, I added a few more specimens to my pinetum -- an arboretum of pine trees and other conifers I developed in an area behind my equipment shed.
Pine Trees and Conifers
Although most of the collection includes pine trees, I have included other related conifers. I just love the entire collection.
Trimming My Weeping Willow Trees
One of my favorite trees is the weeping willow.
Weeping willows are wide and tall with beautiful curtains of drooping branches that sweep the ground. I have several groves of weeping willow trees growing at my farm -- one that includes more than 25 trees in a marshy area in one of my lower fields.
An Early September Harvest at My Farm
This time of year is always fun at the farm because there’s always so much to harvest in the vegetable garden.
Here in Bedford, this season has been quite warm, with very little rainfall. Yet, despite the weather, the vegetables are looking good and producing well.
These artichokes went past the picking stage and have started to turn purple, meaning they are getting ready to flower.
Onions That Bring Us to Tears
The onions looked wonderful and so big -- we planted many yellow, white, and red onions. These were ready to harvest.
Black Cherry Tomatoes
The dark ones are black cherry tomatoes. These dark, round fruits are rich, sweet, and dynamic in flavor.
Early-Morning Fog at My Farm
Earlier this week, a blanket of fog covered my Bedford Farm one early morning. I captured a glimpse of this atmospheric phenomenon.
The Fog Descends
The fog appeared to cover everything. The thicker the fog, the longer it takes to dissipate. The tall white pines can be seen above the fog on the right.
2015 US Open Championships
I attended opening night at the US Open, owned and organized by the United States Tennis Association, as well as the USTA Foundation’s opening-night gala, a major fund-raising event.
The proceeds from the US Open ticket sales go toward promoting the development of tennis and education for young people in the United States, and to help rehabilitate wounded, ill, and injured servicemen and -women.
And here I am with Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric.
Alec Baldwin and Katie had a lot of fun cohosting the 15th annual opening-night gala together.
Serena in Action
A great photo I took of Serena Williams waiting for the ball -- so ready and so focused.