Sunday, April 28, 2013

Local. Durham. Flowers. (and produce of course).

 Push on through.  Don't think.  That would be a mistake.  Your downfall.  Definitely don't think about how nice resting would be....sitting in a hammock and closing my eyes under those massive wind chimes I'll be getting for myself at some point in this flash of a lifetime....drinking the best blood mary ever that takes over an hour to make and then taking an uninterrupted nap that lasts several hours and waking up to a freshly run super hot bath in a luxurious and deep clawfoot bathtub with the best written fast paced love story from the last decade.....WAITWAITWAITWAIT!!!!!!!  STOP!!!!!  NOT YOUR LIFE ALICE!!!!!!  Wake up you fool and go cut flowers.
 Last night Stuart and I made an evening trek to Durham to hear Michael Pollen speak at Motorco.  I must say it was awesome besides having to stand up the whole time after a very very long Friday of work and Saturday market.  I really wanted to meet him and get him to sign his new book but I just couldn't take the crowd and standing anymore, so we left a little early to get some precious rest.  He gave us both much to think about and question.
 I would write more, but time is ticking.  Some captions for pics below......a beautiful  bright wedding we did this past weekend.  I absolutely loved the colors, so cheerful.  Our new hoophouse, holy hell thank you NRCS for covering most of it.  May it grow bountiful delicious produce.  And our new part time worker Renee Gaudet.  She IS SO SO SOOO wonderful and we are so lucky to have her with us.  Along with Emily and Adam, I don't think it gets any better.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A springtime bunny is eating all our carrots; spring flower convergence

Whew, it has been a little crazy around here.  Flowers coming out of my ears.  All of the ranunculus have protested the sudden near 90 degree days after holding holding holding for so long; they had a meeting and decided they would all bloom over a two-three week period.  Not too many nonconformists among them.  Despite having planted them over a course of two months.  Thanks ladies.  
We took 13 buckets of them to market on Sat.  A total of over 30 buckets of flowers.  Holy crap.  Not sure the weather will be as kind this coming Sat. but here's crossing my fingers sales are just as good! 
 I couldn't have done it all without my right hand flower woman Emily--thanks Em, you make it bearable.  Ruth is coming along as a flower helper herself....she usually pulls up the whole plant at this point, but I think she gets the gist of it.  Apologies for the terrible pictures from market.  I forgot the camera in the whirlwind of spring flower madness!