Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Beulah Farm - A Sweet Memory.

We had heard about homemade fruit wines made in a place called 'Beulah Farm'...so one day while we were holidaying in Kurumba Village, we decided to explore the hills and drove down to Kotagiri.'We saw a narrow turquoise blue iron gate with Beulah Farm written on it. As we rang the bell, a lady came and welcomed us inside.

* An elderly gentleman was feeding beautiful white pigeons.

* Exotic looking flowers & plants lined the place.
* The windows & doors were painted in lovely turquoise blue colour.
* Yellow marigolds on planters near the windows. We introduced ourselves & he welcomed us inside his cute little cottage.* Then came a tray filled with bowls of homemade jams- Rhubarb, Pepino
* Yummy delicious jams & preserves.
* Homemade fruit wines or nectar as he calls them- dry rose, plum, pears, fig, strawberry, mulberry, peach and list goes on.
* A small tour of his lovely herb garden & small sprigs of the herbs were given to us while he explained the various species of herbs...fennel, lemongrass, basil, chives, oregano, lemon balm, rosemary, peppermint, spearmint (phew!)
* All the jams & wines are from his garden..he showed us his fig tree, pear, kiwi...
* Apart from that we entered a rose garden with amazing roses, black rose, green rose...
* Felt transported to a Neverland. Amazing.
Mr Eapen Jacob- an octogenarian, engineer turned agriculturist( says his card!)Fan-tailed pigeons.
Exotic Black Rose at Beulah Farm.
The delicious Strawberry Preserve we picked up at Beulah Farm.


~Me said...

omg mouth watering pictures arch :) Lovely i need to make a quick trip

Anita said...

nice photographs and write-up! they day we went, he had run out of strawberry preserves and now we know who bought it all ;) mr jacob was a really interesting person, i must say! we did land up buying quite a few of his wines!

Arch said...

Panache- Thanks.
You should, it's lovely.

Anita- Thanks for dropping by.
Yes, it was a fantastic trip...!
My favourite is the Plum Wine. :-)

Blue the Spa Girl said...

Beautiful blue exterior...contrasts so well with the yellow flowers!
And that strawberry jam looks perfect, now I am craving it with a hot cup of tea!!!
Great pictures Arch...!

Arch said...

blue the spa girl- Thanks for the lovely comments.

kickpleat said...

wow, that farm is simply beautiful. too cute!

Arch said...

kickpleat- Thanks...Beulah farm was really beautiful!
Thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to say that Mr. Eapen Jacob is no more. He passed away on 03/02/08. His sucessors have decided to sell Beulah Farm to anybody who is intrested.

For further details contact George Eapen (son) at georgeaps@gmail.com, or 91-94421-38380-mobile.

Nandita said...

I was thinking once I move to Bglr I will surely visit this farm and Mr.Eapan...so sad to read the previous comment...I wish whoever buys this place, has the passion to maintain it just like it was.

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