The 1770 Solomon and Mary Root Minor farmhouse in Woodbury, CT is a living museum. Wide-board floors, wrought-head nails, and original King’s wood paneling above the eight-foot wide kitchen fireplace evoke a taste of colonial America. The past seems closer in an old house. It’s almost possible to overhear debates about the Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, and Daughters of Liberty. The home’s current owners are preserving the past by weaving it with the present. The herbalist daughter/historian mother duo, who regularly hold events beneath the kitchen ceiling’s 18th century hand-hewn log beams, share their combined knowledge in an inviting and unusual setting.
Ehris and Velya saw a need for unique gatherings for like-minded, open-minded individuals, and have created the kind of experiences that many seek. Their varied events have included Bone Broth workshops, Spirits & Spirits: Our Paranormal Reveal by CT Ghost Investigations, DIY Apple Brandy Cordial, a Sybil Ludington dramatization in honor of the 240th anniversary of her ride, Chicks & Quiche “Whangs,” a Past Lives afternoon, and Adios, Coco Chanel! DIY Herbal Perfume.