There are a few things that I really love here. I mean, more than a few things. Every. thing. The farm photography opportunities are among my favorites. Someone recently asked us "why do you keep up that old fence"? It's an honest question.
The fence has seen better days. Apparently the fence installing family that lived here a few owners before us didn't bother to put in pressure treated posts, leaving us with this question 30 years later. The answer is twofold. First, we will be completely replacing the fence with a beautiful cross-buck equestrian fence before we get horses (which was supposed to be in March). Second, I love it. It looks like a farm fence. It speaks to my agrarian dreams...it's bucolic.
Boscobel wasn't built in a day, it will take us time to replace the fence, but like everything else: it will be done.
We don't have an enormous amount of space here, but it's exactly the amount of space we need. A year ago, I would not have settled for less than 20 acres. Four and a quarter, with neighbors, may have elicited a chuckle. I believe that God gives us exactly what we need, in the time that we need it. This is what I needed, whether I knew it or not. The fence stays. I need the fence.
Back to the photography. We have little pockets of beauty here. Almost set up exactly for the purpose of capturing the bucolic sentiment I am so in love with. Photography has been a personal journey for me for the last 20 years. For the last three, living in the Middle East, it was nightmare. I took nearly no pictures. As I counted down the years until I could leave the tree barren, dust choking environment, I imagined having my photography back. I had my camera but I didn't have the freedom to use it.
I can't believe that it might be a coincidence that we settled on this place, buying it sight unseen, with all of these pockets of utter brilliance. There is a bigger picture here, and I am putting together the pieces.
My hope is that in the coming years, I can offer a few photography workshops on the property. One of my most powerful realizations over the last six years or so is that you don't have to start with the perfect location. You have to create the perfect location in your lens. It is possible on a four and a quarter acre farm to shoot the most amazing shots, that leave the surroundings up to the imagination.
Hi! I'm Amy, the current owner of beautiful Boscobel Farm! Named the "beautiful woods" (Italian) in the early 1700's. Our nearly 60 year old home the newest structure to be built on the foundation of a historic Virginia Plantation.
Boscobel cut flowers
Launching Spring 2018