A lighthouse, a farmhouse.
Two historic sites, one mission.
Stories From Our Staff
Love in the Light-House Service: Letters from Lighthouse Keeper William Shinault Donated to Currituck Beach Lighthouse
By Jane Bailey and Meghan Agresto Acts of love – from sending a heartfelt letter, to preserving those letters for over a century – have ripple effects. Our lighthouse was recently the recipient of some long-held love, thanks to a generous and preservation-minded donor. In December 2023, the Outer Banks Conservationists (OBC) received a small … Read more
Reaping What Was Sewn (and “How To” Year-Round) Subsistence farming is an existence derived from the heart of the land, both beautiful and raw. To those who carried the practice, landowners who grew crops were as much a part of the land as it was theirs to manipulate and master. Farming was that of subsistence … Read more
We at Island Farm wanted to highlight some less familiar recipes that highlight this sweet treat, with harvest just around the corner. Made fresh in our cookhouse, we’re sharing our recipe for sweet potato pie and sweet potato pudding from “What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking,” published in 1881. With few spices needed, the … Read more