Meet Dot. She’s a big fan of local flowers (for breakfast) and the smallest lamb we’ve had here. She’s a serious distraction from my work! Speaking of – the farm stand will be stocked for the first time this spring on Friday afternoon, March 29th. Stop on your way home for bouquets featuring daffodils, tulips,…Read more »
Yesterday we battened down the hatches – covering everything in the high tunnels with frost blanket, winterproofing the chickens and sheep, shutting off the irrigation system – preparing for the cold and snow that arrived last night. But did that stop the flowers? Nope, it did not. Hellebores, ume plum blossoms, pink pussy willow, and…Read more »
This is one of the first spring pictures I took when I moved to the farm 5 years ago – flowering branches against a wall of sunset-lit clouds that looked like a rolling forest fire. So, so beautiful! Spring and new flowers will be here again in a few short weeks.
Earl Grey larkspur, Mollie Rilestone sweet peas and Rosanne Brown lisianthus are examples of a floral trend of muted, “muddy,” dusty colors. Part of the appeal for me is the aura of “vintage” – Mollie Rilestone’s tea-stained petals even resemble the browned edges of old pages. I thought about this last week when the trailer…Read more »
We are deep in the dark season right now in the Pacific Northwest. I can’t complain – we’ve actually had quite a few partly clear days so far this winter. But when daylight only lasts til 4:30 and that light is fairly weak and watery, I stare at this picture of the farm on a…Read more »
Humans alter the world around us. Everything we touch and change to fit into our world becomes an artifact. We travel on, and it becomes a sign post along our trail. These sign posts tell stories about our past and catalog our efforts to understand the world. Take a simple bouquet of flowers. Until lately,…Read more »