These large flat beads are called safari jasper. I am guessing it was given such name due to its earthy tones along with markings that can resemble animal spots! This necklace is available at Etsy.
Spencer Peirce Little Farm
Jim and I were taking a Sunday drive and stumbled upon the Spencer Peirce Little Farm in Newbury, MA. I have never seen peirce spelled this way before.
This 17th century homestead features 230 acres. I just love the textures and colors from years of repair.
The land was originally granted to the Spencer family in 1635 as part of the first allocation of land to new settlers which is pretty amazing to think about. He was a wealthy investor who did things to lure in settlers.
The property was sold to the Peirce family in 1638. This family built the brick house in front showing off their masonry skills from England.
Then in 1778 came under ownership of another family and changed hands a few times until the Little family purchased it in 1811.
What I found most interesting was that this house was lived in all to the way up to 1993! The Little family had deeded the farm to Historic New England before the final death.
The inside museum was not open to the public when we were there. But the grounds are always open and it is also used for family activities as well as a place that fosters farm animals through the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The best part was some wealthy people live on this street that own an alpaca farm.
Although this is on private property they do allow onlookers to check out the cuties.
It was super sunny in a shady area that day and I am no photographer. Since the camera was confused my photos came out dark but these were the best!
I love the hairdos and cottontails on these happy looking creatures.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great day! ~Val