Gary and I are both retired. We currently only have chickens for fresh eggs and our dog. We enjoy the outdoors and working on our hobby farm. We like going to swap meets and looking at antiques.. We are both from CT and Gary has been in Salem his whole life. We have traveled a bit outside of the country but we are just starting to camp with our RV. We both have adult children nearby.
Gary is an avid hunter. Also, as the farm name suggests he is a car guy and is pretty handy. Michele makes soap and takes care of the chickens and enjoys cards and Mah Jongg. We have also made caramels when we had goats on the property.
We have a sweet yet crazy dog named Elvira. We expect her to calm down as she is only one. She is a tri-color Aussie. We have chickens, they stay in run and coop. Only the doggo gets to travel!
We haven't started yet but are looking to travel in Maine, Vermont, NY and possibly down south next spring.
Gary has lived in Salem, CT his whole life. I went to high school a loooong time ago nearby in East Lyme, CT
Dodge Truck 1500, extended cab
Great visit, very nice couple with well controlled and behaved doggie. We would gladly host the again. They provided good communication prior to arriving and during their stay.
This was just a quick stop over for these folks but we are sure glad they stopped in for the night! What geat people, so easy going and very interesting to chat with. Their pup, Elvira, was very well behaved and so loving. We wish they could have stayed longer and hope to see them again in the future! Just “Accept” if they should request to stay, you'll be glad you did.
We hosted “ GreaseMonkeyFarm” for 3 nights . It was a pleasure to have them and they are welcome to our home anytime . Enjoyed meeting them !
This host is situated in a gorgeous wooded private location and we were given fresh eggs for breakfast! Highly recommended and look forward to staying again in the future.
Great location for a quiet get away, just what the doctor ordered!
And to make it even better it was with our BW guests from two years ago! As we drove onto their beautiful property they were there to greet us with big smiles and open arms. Our location for the next several days was very level and easy to turn around.
There is much to do within an hour’s travel, and because Grease Monkey is very knowledgeable about the area they could answer our many questions and came up with a list of suggestions. With their help we found interesting things to do in Saybrook, Groton, New London, and Angelo's Bakery in Colchester, then we did our usual, hitting the Mohegan Sun Casino (more of a contribution) and Mystic…pizza anyone?
Our long awaited reunion with Greasy monkey was so great, they are our kind of people, down to earth and easy going; they are also so talented, and such fun to hang out with, we talked and laughed for hours.
We hope we can make it back someday and/or have them visit us again!
Melt, my golden retriever enjoyed getting out to stretch his legs before dinner and meeting a new Aussie girl friend! We had a good nights sleep prior to leaving for our retriever test in the morning.
Wonderful stay in secluded neighborhood. The chickens were quiet (and the eggs were great!), and the dog was as friendly as the folks.
We enjoyed our overnight stay at Grease Monkey Farm. Beautiful property, fresh eggs, great hiking spots in this area , wonderful couple and lovely pup! They are welcome to our place anytime!
Another great stay! I was greeted with farm fresh eggs and allowed to let my dogs run free in their large fenced in former goat pen!
Great location near coast, shopping, restaurants and more. Set in the woods and very close to a cool hiking trail along a beautiful brook. Hosts were a pleasure to meet. We had plenty of room for 30’ rig and truck.
GreaseMonkeyFarm, what a great place! Chickens, a fantastic doggy (Elvira), a beautiful home on a beautiful property, super friendly hosts (who gave us fresh, fresh eggs), a quiet secluded location, and wonderful conversation. We expected a nice stay and it exceeded our expectations by a lot! It was the perfect stay for our fluid itinerary. We feel blessed to be BoondockersWelcome members; it just doesn’t get better than this!
could be my best boondockers welcome stay yet... quiet, fresh eggs and treats, great conversion and a 2 1/2 mile loop trail right there. I sure hope to return some day.
GreaseMonkeyFarm hosts were very welcoming, and I had a very nice peaceful and quiet stay. Highly recommended!