Ancient Southern Secret

Old Southern Tradition – who knew?! I was recently introduced to an old Southern wedding tradition that I think will come in handy throughout the wedding season. I am told that if you bury a bottle of bourbon at the site of your wedding it guarantees that it will not rain on your wedding day.  Added bonus is that you have a bottle of bourbon in the end! I think this is a fine practice.  Fearrington Brides –- please take note!  It can’t hurt! Full Post >

Citrus Near You

A row of Hardy Orange (Poncirus Trifoliata) can be found right across from The Fearrington House Inn reception and is particularly beautiful this time of year. Their twisting branches and orange fruit serve up images from a fairy tale, but beware of the "flying dragon" thorns -- these curved thorns are quite sharp and cover the branches. Beautiful to see and not to touch, these plants bloom with abundant sunlight and are a good filler plant with their non-temperamental nature. We underplant... Full Post >

PLANET is Out of This World!

New to Dovecote this season and fast becoming one of our brightest stars, PLANET is a brilliant collection of designs so suited for today's lifestyle. Lauren Grossman, designer-owner of PLANET, says her fashion legacy will be size-less, season-less, age-less clothing. So Dovecote¹s style! Her creative collection of women¹s apparel uses the finest natural fabrics in a palette of soft hues like sea, fog, putty and lots of white on white. The silhouettes are soft and flowing and the shapes... Full Post >

Fall Favorites

One of my favorites on the Fall Menu at The Fearrington House -- the "Ham & Eggs" with pineapple dish. Not only do the ingredients come together well in the dish, but the combination brings back childhood memories of going to the pub with my parents. It is a classic English dish. I think our guests from the south will really enjoy it -- pulled pork with a little twist. Want more details on the new Fall Menu? See the menu here or sign up for our Food & Wine Newsletter for... Full Post >

50 Years Just Married!

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a couple that has been married for 50 years, who are still as in love as the day they met! This past Saturday, the Moellering siblings reinvented their parents wedding that took place 50 years ago. Everything was as it was on their wedding day, cake, flowers and even 50 notes for every year they have spent together. Here's to many happy years together and more to come! Full Post >

Betty Schabacker’s Collages at the Granary

Betty Schabacker is an artist of some measure, to say the least. Her work has been displayed in galleries all over the country. She is known for her paintings and watercolors, but especially for her collages. Fearrington is lucky enough to have her collage work on display through November at The Fearrington Granary, and we are thoroughly enjoying the colors and textures that make up these paintings full of animals and abstract ephemera. My personal favorite, "Aslan," is a painting named of... Full Post >

Wine of the Week [October 27th - November 2nd]

Greetings fellow wine enthusiasts!  Regardless of the degree to which you identify with the term, whether you like to enjoy a glass every now and then, or, like me, have your morning meditation consist of reciting the Grand Cru vineyards of Burgundy in a Buddhist style chant, we here at The Goat would like to foster your love for the drink by offering wine every week that we will showcase here in the blog, and have available for tasting on Fridays from 6~7 p.m. The wine for this week is... Full Post >

PICKIN’: A Celebration featuring The Bluegrass Experience

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell hypothesizes that the Beatles' success -- at least in part -- is thanks to their playing seven nights a week at a German bar during their early months as a band. No knock on the Beatles, but the Bluegrass Experience has 42 years under their belts. Come out to the barn this Sunday and let Stan Brown's banjo get your foot tapping. Keith Thomas' fiddle will have you looking around for a dance partner and shedding any shyness left over from the... Full Post >

Autumn Light

Our showcase home 4124 Knolls Close with afternoon light steaming through clerestory windows in kitchen. Beautiful lighting and views! Full Post >

Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkinfest!

Lumineers, Jarrehdales, Fairytales and Sugar Pies -- the Fearrington Gardeners were at the Raleigh Farmers Market last week in search of the perfect pumpkins for this year's Pumpkinfest! We've found some beauties and can't wait to get started decorating! Full Post >