I'm keeping this short and sweet this week because we are attempting to head off for a few days to a lake after a morning of flower designing:) Because it's so hot this weekend my Mom will be bringing a few pails of flower bouquets to the roadside at a time, we'll have enough to last Friday and Saturday but we don't want them all sitting in the heat. So you can know when you come by they haven't been out there all day.
We are grateful to have people that can step up and water and pick those things that need daily picking (like zucchini and melons). The melons, tomatoes and eggplant are loving this hot weather. If you haven't tried our melons yet you won't be disappointed. It's one of the special things we grow and we're thrilled to be able to offer you vine-ripened melons (something you can only buy right from your farmers!) Have a great long weekend, stay safe and find some shade - or at least some water to dip in.
Our flower subscriptions make a great gift. It's one of those gifts that keeps on giving - weekly flowers. Our spring subscription gives 5 weeks of spring blooms (specialty daffodils, tulips, anemone and ranunculus). These begin at the end of March.
I remember last year this being an amazing pick-me-up as COVID descended on us and teh days needed much brightening. We don't know exactly what this spring will look like but I know beauty as we unfold from winter is always welcome. Sure, you can grab a bunch of cheaper tulips at any point at the grocery store (and I may!) -but you will know the goodness of sustainably grown, received by you within days or hours of being picked, small farm supported blooms.
We have a limited number of subscriptions available so head to our shop now to order. If you are getting it as a gift, be sure to fill that in when prompted and I'll send you a postcard that you can give with your gift. At this point we do not have delivery - just pick up at the farm.
What does hibernation look like on you?
“And then, pulled into her shell, encased in darkness, she settled into a deep stillness.” (Gayle Boss)
It sounds wonderful, but maybe I’m a little more like an opossum than a turtle - only managing 3 days of hibernation before needing contact with the outside world again. Each year it takes me until the first week of December to really sink into this hibernation season. My heart rate slows, my inner drive slows, I’ve spent a few days enveloped in a good novel and I’m fine with not spending my days outside. But if I’m really honest - a few days of that and I’m a bit restless. I love the steady paced, full list of things to do that the farming season brings me. I’m a planner, a do-er. But this season requires a different kind of attention. Attention to my heart, to what is making me impatient and frustrated with those around me (my dear family) and how to lower my expectations of myself - and others.
This hibernation season is really important as a farmer - I need to store up energy for the coming months.
What does your slowing down look like?
Pumpkin Peanut Curry Recipe
1 1 pound chicken breast,
cut into bite size cubes
fry and set aside
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Buddha Bowl Recipe
Buddha Bowls are a great way to enjoy fresh veggies. There are so many options for what a budha bowl can consist of. Choose a grain (quinoa or rice is often used), a protein (beans, hard boiled eggs, chicken), and add veggies. Then top with a generous amount of dressing. Beets, red cabbage, peppers, greens would be wonderful additions.
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