Back when I used to live in New York City, escaping to New Jersey to participate in things like horse races and outdoor concerts was always a lot of fun. While we toured the northern part of the Garden State on our Soprano's Sites tour back in December, and the southern part on a trip to Atlantic City, it has been ages since I've spent time in central Jersey where grassy farmland and forests are staples of the landscape.
My cousin owns an amazing farm with horses, goats, chickens and a few dogs. After a lovely lunch hosted by my great-aunt for my grandmother's 90th birthday, everyone in the family was invited to relax at her beautiful property for some post-lunch cake and conversation. John and I decided to take a long walk around the grounds.
I wasn't exactly dressed for a walk in the grass but, despite rarely ever wearing heels anymore, I made it!
Can you imagine how much work this place must be to maintain? Regardless, I love being in nature and around animals so it was certainly a treat to hang out here for an afternoon.