So we are back. Ireland was great. I hope you enjoyed it, too. We love our cottage in Leitrim and can’t wait to get back. So the time has come to leave Brookwood Shire.
The final step. I will not pretend that it is easy to walk away. This is where I began to garden…from annuals to perennials to vegetables and berries. This is where I began my love affair with chickens and where I first began to learn about permaculture. I have learned so much over the years and I leave a piece of myself in every garden….and in Cluckingham Palace. And of course, this was the home we shared with Fergus.
But it is time to go..the last good bye before we begin our adventures in Ireland. So Brookwood Shire is for sale.
I have shared many pictures of the gardens, the girls and of course of Fergus and Merlin. The house has been in the background for many of these pictures so I know you have a sense of what it looks like. But I have never given a tour before. So one last time.
The living room with fireplace. A cozy spot in the winter with sun pouring in from the south facing windows and from the skylight above.
My version of an Irish dresser. Bill built the shelves and I have filled them with pottery, baskets, jars of grains and of course, tea. Beside it is my china cabinet made from an old broom closet. Shelves with a touch of lace and dishes. Pans are below and a St. Brigid’s cross above.
The sunroom with the gardens beyond. It was this room and a view to the backyard that inspired the gardens….and it is a lovely spot for plants.
A cozy place to sit and watch the birds .
Or, on a winter day, to enjoy the fire.
Our bedroom. Not huge..nothing at Brookwood Shire is huge, but room for a bed..
Another bedroom. I use it as my loom room. I wove my first scarves here….mostly gifts for friends and family….and towels as well. There is a lovely view of the gardens from here…well from every window..but it is nice to look up from weaving and see flowers.
And and for his big tv.
And the bathroom. Some of you may remember when I painted it a few years ago.
So there you have it. The interior of Brookwood Shire.
There is more of course…I will give you a tour of the gardens and outbuildings soon.