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.
Much peace to you as many of you shift your schedules with the turning of September. Drop by the farm this Tuesday to stock up on veggies for lunches. We'll have lots of carrots, cucumbers, broccoli and much more.
Salsa Verde Recipe
1 lb tomatillos
2 jalapeno peppers
1/2 c. Chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
Remove hulls and roast tomatillos with onions, garlic and peppers at 450 for 15 min. Or until tomatillos are blistered and turning brown.
Transfer to a blender with:
1/4 c. Water (opt)
3 tsp lime juice
3/4 tsp. salt
Blend until smooth. Chill before serving
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