Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

My mom is a master pumpkin carver, just one of her many talents. She also has an endearing knack for giving everything (e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g) mystical and esoteric significance. Such as this pumpkin image, labeled "Hothead" on the pumpkin carving kit---she deems it is a representation of the soul leaving the physical body; a metaphorical self-immolation; all that is and ever will be releases the "I am the body" idea; the burning of the false ego and the actualization of pure awareness. Fascinating, right? A glimpse of my world for you.

Three weeks later

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Last Market??

Customers are loving the red dahlias. Why did I ever order pink and light purple dahlias for fall? They are still selling, but not like the reds. We have so many things going on at the farm right now; trying to get the soil ready for winter, finish up some house details, flower transplanting and planning, hoophouse cleaning. The list goes on and on. We're looking forward to Wed. A day off cause it's our anniversary!!!! Three years have zoomed by already. Will year four be the year of the perennials on the farm?? YES!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flower Pinwheels and Mushroom Delights

Our helper for this season had her last day Friday. If you are lucky enough to know Emily, you know that not only is she sweet, genuine, honest, and loving, she is also capable of putting together awesome presents that make your heart go pitter-patter. This is a pinwheel of WILDFLOWER SEEDS!!!! Collected from local wildflowers!!! I am so excited. Atamasco-lily (Zephranthes atamasca) with the sexy title '2010 NC Wildflower of the Year', beautyberry, american alumroot, and many more. BUT THAT IS NOT ALL. The pinwheel was attached to a growler full of the new and local Fullsteam Brewery's Summer Basil brew. And to continue my praises, we also received this very entertaining link from her this past week.
We were able to offer a fun task on the last day....cutting mushrooms. Our oysters finally flushed with one whopper of a clump weighing over 1 1/2 lb. It hasn't been the best mushroom season, so it was nice to get some for market. A great way to end the season.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Persimmony Splicket

We went to a most memorable wedding this past Sat. and the reverberations of love are still echoing through me. [Or is that just sore muscles from all the dancing?] The ceremony and reception left me feeling like the world is more complete now that these two are married. Like the world will be a better place. I wish I could feel like that more often. I was lucky enough to put the bridal bouquet together with a request from the bride for some veggies. Carrots, turnips, radishes, shittakes, persimmons, peppers, squash...they all had a moment of glory, a moment to shine and be just as beautiful, as magnificent, as graceful as the dahlia cushioned up beside them. We had another wedding this past weekend as well and the persimmons made it in those bouquets too. With some to spare for Clover and myself.