The beverage is one of Tasha's specialties. She made it from late spring through late summer, most frequently on the hottest days of the year, usually from July to August. She set the front porch table with a turkey red tablecloth, straw spoons, cups, sugar water, a plate of cookies, and a vase of flowers.
Over twenty years ago, we started this family business with six new art prints and a collection of hard-to-find used books. Our business continued and every time I came across a new-to-me title, the treasure in my hands glowed with a beckoning joy. Within a few years, I was fortunate to have held a copy of each of Tasha’s nearly 100 titles which stretched all the way back to a 1938 first edition Pumpkin Moonshine.
The Tasha Tudor tradition of pampering beloved pets continues. A stone’s throw from Tasha’s house, her grandson Winslow lives with his wife Amy, two children Ellie and Katie, three dogs, three fish, and fifty-two chickens. Being much too delicate to live outside, two special chickens have taken up residence in a room just off the kitchen: Dove, a Japanese bantam, and Cami, a Porcelain d’Uccle.
The next episode of From Tasha's Forest: Summer Adventure Begins airs August 22 in Japan on NHK at 6:30 pm. The summer forest is a wonderland full of discoveries. Blooming flowers, migratory butterflies and mysterious mushrooms.
At Tasha's home in Vermont, there are three wheelbarrows. One is small, red, and modern with a pneumatic tire and metal tub. She used this one little, later in life.
Wishing you a Happy Easter from the puppies. They turned three months old near the end of March and we thought it was time for more photographs. Enjoy!
We continue to celebrate the two new puppies, Bella and Paddington, who are settling in with Marjorie and Seth Tudor. In the puppy's honor, we've released new items to share the joy. Our new plush corgis and new puppy stickers have all the cuteness with none of the housebreaking, training, or sharp puppy teeth.
It gives us the greatest pleasure to announce that corgis have returned to the Tudor homestead, this time in the care of Marjorie Tudor, Tasha's daughter-in-law. Read on for a look back at what corgis meant to Tasha and for a look forward through the eyes of two nine-week-old puppies.
Tasha is well known for her love of corgis. In describing them she said: "Corgis are not unlike foxes, except for short legs and no tail. I believe they are enchanted. You only need to see them by moonlight to realize this."
Our hollyhocks have been in the family for seven generations. This strain was handed down from Tasha's great-grandfather Frederic Tudor. He lived from 1783-1864 and was known as the Ice King who, after many trials and much ridicule, amassed a fortune by creating a demand for iced drinks in warm locales.