Welcome to Seven Oaks…pull up a chair near the fire….let me pour you a cup of coffee. If the cat starts to annoy you, just put her on the floor. She assumes that as soon as anyone sits in that chair in front of the fireplace, it’s an invitation to snuggle in, but I know not everyone is a cat lover like I am.
I am so glad that you could join us here at Seven Oaks Farm. My family – The Grunert Family – moved here in October. We had a dream: to create a combination living and working space that was in harmony with our goals and with the environment, while beautiful to live in.
We own and operate Seven Oaks Farm, a brand-new farm. We have 16.9 acres of timber, mostly loblolly pines, and we have 20 orchard trees on order for a two-acre orchard that should be going in very soon. If the company ever ships us the trees that is….if they delay any longer, it is going to be too cold to plant! In the spring, my dream is to add a small flock of heritage breed chickens and we both dream of having a few dairy goats. The horses will come later…
I own a marketing agency called Seven Oaks Consulting. I’ve tapped my favorite and best professionals in the marketing industry to combine their talents in a virtual marketing agency that specializes in building marketing capacity for companies who never had marketing or who have had only rudimentary marketing. We specialize in the education industry, although I an certainly open to working with all industries.
John runs the farm, and most of his days are spent outside in the woods, trimming the timber trees, hacking trails through the woods for the wonderful day when I finally get a horse and ride through here, and helping with the million and one tasks that can be found on a 17 acre farm. I work at the two companies, and find my relaxation in cooking for my family, writing, and reading great science fiction, fantasy, and mystery books, along with time spent with my friends and the parishioners at St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church in Farmville, VA in prayer, Bible study and activities.
So here I am, a NYC born and bred gal, former “I’ll take Manhattan!” girl who has found peace and serenity in this plot of rolling hills and whispering pines.
Welcome to Seven Oaks. I hope you’ll come back soon!
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.