Our Peaceful Flower Farm
We’re so thankful to have the opportunity to live in East Tennessee. The pace is slower and as the seasons unfold we experience the ebb and flow of breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, migrant flocks of birds passing overhead as well as the occasional rainbow that slips in and out of the sky like a dream.
Over the winter I’ve been fortunate enough to enlist the help of a friend who rehabbed a flimsy greenhouse structure into something useable. This small building adjacent to my barn will be a fantastic location for hardening off seedlings and setting out early Spring corms and tubulars! Also in the works is building a large compost bin. I’ve been accumulating various mediums that will be blended together to create compost on a much larger scale; something that’s always needed for the raised beds.
Maggie and I lost our dear canine friend over the holidays. Although she only lived with us a short while, Roxie was a wonderful companion and addition to our family. Unfortunately at the age of 13 she was overcome with renal failure. We miss her enthusiasm and let’s go attitude.
So, time marches on and we spend our end of winter days curled up with a book and pouring over seed catalogs. I enrolled in the 6 week Floret Online Workshop in January as well. Such a wellspring of information, some of which I was familiar with, much of it invaluable and insightful. Especially coming from a successful flower farm that’s run the gamut from A-Z for over 20 yrs.
We look forward to reconnecting with folks in the community as warmer weather slowly moves in. So thankful to experience this life of rural flower farming!
Here’s a kindred spirit, follow your bliss!