Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vitamin D at Tollgate Farm in Novi

I’m still plugging away at my projects but everything is in the “in between” stage - lots of applique completed and prepping for the embroidery. 
In the interim, I thought I’d share some photos from my “happy place” yesterday.  Tollgate Farm, in Novi, is a 160-acre farmstead, currently owned by Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Americana Foundation.  
I was introduced to it by my friend Lauri – we would grab our lunches and visit its beautiful pond while we ate.  So many birds & butterflies, plus several retired horses (from Greenfield Village).  Besides the stunning paths weaving through some beautiful flora, there is a children’s garden, a rose garden, a greenhouse, a sugar shack and nature trails (yes, plus two geocaches!). There’s no cost or donation obligation.
Yesterday, while waiting for a friend, I snapped a few pictures with the Hipstamatic app on my phone. 

Here is a picture of the pond from an earlier blog post:

Happy Wednesday!


  1. We had some great lunches there! My lunches now consist of going out on the balcony and watching the hummingbirds fight over the feeders. Those hummingbirds are agressive! They chase blue jays, magpies, and the other day I saw one hot on the tail of a peregrine falcon. Not the smartest move I ever saw.

  2. I didn't know you could visit there. I grew up near there and remember playing in the barn as a kid before it was deeded to MSU. I enjoyed the pics!

  3. I'm putting that place on my list! Thanks!


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