Tahilla Farm, R.L. Stevenson and Rough Linen

Tahilla Farm 

The best things in life are the nearest:
Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet, duties at your hand,
the path of right just before you.

Do not grasp at stars, 
but do life's plain, common work as it comes,
certain that daily duties and daily bread
are the sweetest things in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Greetings my friends..

The lady of the woods is nestled amongst the trees with young Connor, taking each day as it comes. Jet lag is behind us and the real work has begun. We have had a few long hot days but the rewards have been well worth it. One of them is the chance to sit in the chair above. 

So far, mother and son are still speaking. If you want to connect with a child..I advise taking them to a quiet place for a period of time.. a bit of alone time can do wonders as you rid yourselves of the static of life and take it slowly and surely. We have been busy and have a long list ahead of us but it has been good work...physical work with time to play.

I imagine my posts in the coming days will be short and sweet...as it should be in the summer. Like a summer harvest in New Hampshire, I am hoping they will be short, sweet and plentiful. Thank you all for your well wishes for our summer adventure...you are the best!

Warmest wishes to you and yours...

Jeanne xx

PS... I wrote a while back about Tricia Rose and my desire for Rough Linen bed linens...my order arrived and I love, love, love them. If you want to treat yourself to something extra special this summer, have a look at the summer cover. I also picked up the pinafore for work around the house and barn. It was a gift from me to me. A  fragrant lavender bag was added to the order for having spent over $100.00...compliments of  Tricia Rose. A lovely gesture..

salt-flavoured linen

on my bed

a gift from me to me
Passing it on... Rough Linen

 Jeanne Henriques


  1. It is good to hear you arrived safely and are enjoying both the labor and the rest. I agree, having quiet time with a child is special. Enjoy your time together. I look forward to hearing more from Tahilla Farm; no matter how short, it is sure to be of sweet moments.

  2. Jeanne,

    Your view after a long day or at any time is breathtaking! I am sure that you are making many memories with Connor while at the same time having a helping hand.

    I hope that your holiday weekend was fun. I loved seeing the photos of your grandmother's cottage. How wonderful that it is still in the family and that you can go there and make new memories with your family.

    Love your new linens, do take a photo or two and show us how they look.

    Have a great time Jeanne!

    xo Elizabeth

  3. Jeanne - Tahilla seems like a little piece of heaven...enjoy your time with Connor - it is so precious! And, I clicked over the the Rough Linen site - everything looks so soft and comfy - I now must have a pinnie!

    Have a beautiful day!! xoxo

  4. I trotted over to the Rough Linen site + looks wonderful + have a wonderful time with connor at the farm. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  5. oh! glorious!

    and you had us at the word pinafore.


  6. "...physical work with time to play."
    makes time flies and mind free.

    Mrs. Abstract and I have a stuffed-pet dog lavender in our bed.

    I very much like jumpers especially for the young. Certainly, pinafore is in the same stage.

    Enjoy the summer. Happy working in the farm with Connor.

  7. How fun to give a gift to yourself amidst all your hard work. Is the heat and humidity less? Enjoy your time with Connor, too.


  8. How wonderful you and Connor are enjoying your time together. Treasure it! Yep it's been a hot one but we're in for better cool weather for the summer. Welcome home!


  9. Hi Jeanne, glad to have you on this continent:) I feel a kindred spirit, ...the work in gardens on our farm is heavy, but also so rewarding. It is humbling to recognize the amount of work that goes into producing our food and creating beautiful gardens. I too love Rough Linen, and have them in our home. My husband is not so fond when I hang dry , as he thinks it is a bit too rough;) I do a bit of both now, hang dry until damp, then toss in the drier to soften. Ah well life is good:) Take care and enjoy the night sky. xob

  10. I needed that reminder to take my child somewhere quiet... life is so busy and so loud and so "electronic"... quiet as in no phone even!? Sounds perfect.
    I hope you're week is going well.

  11. I have been listening to Krista Tippett's wonderful "On Being" podcasts each week while I do the laundry and really enjoyed Gordon Hempton's interview regarding silence and hearing. He mentioned the importance of taking children into quiet places. After a few days of discomfort, they open up and connect. It takes vulnerability to really hear.

    So happy for you that you have this time with Connor.

  12. How absolutely lovely, the rough linen...and that adorable little girl putting on the pinafore. Classy! Glad you're enjoying this time with Connor.

  13. I love the sayings from R.Stevenson, so truth...it should be our life motto and I love to hear how you cope with your son. He is a wonderful person and you are a good psychologist. The linen would never bring me out of the bed..a wonderful spoiling.
    Have a good time ahead.

  14. I like the saying of R.L.Stevenson, it should be our life motto. Connor has a great personality and you a good psychologist. Enjoy holidays.

  15. happy you have discovered our own tricia rose here in marin county...a jewel

  16. Hope you have a wonderful summer with Connor, Jeanne. I just love the name of your home, and the pictures are stunning, the place seems to match you perfectly


  17. That poem you shared is lovely.. reminds you to appreciate the little things.

  18. I was just stopping by to see how the work was progressing and what a cute face I see. I'm so happy that you're going at a nice pace and that you have quality time to spend with Connor. These are the "good old days" happening right now. enjoy my friend!
    Leslie aka (Gwen Moss)


Post a Comment

Can I just say....that I so enjoy what YOU have to say. If you would like to write to me directly, I would love to hear from you... jeannecollageoflife@gmail.com

Popular Posts