Friday, May 24, 2013

Farm Livin'

Codman Farm in Lincoln MA has been in continuous operation for 150 years, the last 40 as a community owned farm. Well loved and well used by the community, it is within walking distance of the the commuter rail to Boston (take your chicken to work day?).

This sign/bell of indeterminate age was provided by John Deere, when swag was more that just baseball caps.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Codman Piece

The Codman Estate in Lincoln Massachusetts was originally 650 acres owned by Chambers Russell in the 1740's. Eventually it passed to cousins, the Codmans, and wonderful Federal style buildings were constructed, including the carriage house shown above. The estate is open to the public and is down to 16 acres, but includes an Italianate garden and a working  community farm.

In the late 1800's Ogden Codman, Jr. became well know for his book The Decoration of Houses that he co-authored with his pal, Edith Wharton.