This last week I had the great pleasure of paying a visit to the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire. I indulged in the complete experience, with a guided tour of the barn and house (from the wonderful Ms. Randee Martin, Frost Farm Historical Guide extraordinaire) and a self-guided nature walk around the property. It was a beautiful summer day in Derry – the air was cool and clear after a powerful rainstorm the day before – and it turned out to be truly inspirational. I highly recommend taking the time to go the Frost farm if you are in the area. All photographs by me – enjoy!
A view of the farm from the nature trail. Robert Frost’s paternal grandfather bought him the property because he despaired that his grandson would amount to nothing!
from inside the barn
Frost raised chickens and sold eggs for a time here
bronze plaque in the barn
The table where Frost composed over 40 poems
Books from the Frost household. Somebody else liked epigrams too!
Morning glory planted in honor of the poem “The Death of the Hired Hand”
Of course – the “Mending Wall” itself
the Immortal “Hyla Brook”
Despite changing hands several times and even being turned into an auto junk yard before being purchased by the state of New Hampshire – the farm endures!