It’s been just under two years since Gaskarth moved to Slade Run Farm, his own personal oasis tucked away on a long private road. But since much of that time has been swallowed up by the pandemic, she feels like she can finally open the windows and let the rest of the world in.

Gaskarth, owner of Eight Seven Events, an event and wedding planning company, saw everything in her world come to a screeching halt in March 2020, but at least she was able to put all of her energy into her new Victorian-style farmhouse. , with its charming wraparound porch and inground pool.

“When we saw this place, it clicked,” Gaskarth says. She was looking for a farmette – a smaller property of 10 to 12 acres – but the acreage spoke to her as soon as she saw it. “We couldn’t have imagined a better property,” she says.

Although she has a lovely office upstairs, Gaskarth spends hours working from the kitchen table with her perfect view of the barn, alternating between staring out the window and checking out the animals on her video feed. The kitchen, like the rest of the house, is warm and inviting, with six-foot-high wood paneling and a beautiful wood-clad ceiling. An empty carton, waiting to be filled with fresh eggs plucked from fowls with fanciful names like Narcissa Malfoy, Bellatrix Lestrange, Luna Lovegood and Professor McGonagall (that’s a Harry potter fan, needless to say) – sits on the beautiful granite island.