A bit too green for the season? Sorry to jump straight back to early summer, but today I am recapping our entire growing season for 2018 on the blog! What a year we had! I learned so much growing our own food for a second year as well as this being the first year that I grew food for others. I never would have imagined that I would spend most of time learning the best harvesting and washing techniques 😆 There was a lot of trial and error figuring out how to best package and store the veggies post harvest. But we made it! The field is now officially cleaned and ready for a long winter’s nap under a blanket of snow. Time to rest now and begin planning for next spring ☺️🌱💛 Link in profile + head to our blog to read all that we did this year on the farm!
What did you learn this year farming or gardening? I’d love to hear your best tip! #UATRfarm #UATRgarden
Well we have had a fantastic weekend here at the flower company. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at @ashevillecitymarket
and also @rhubarbavl
(!!!) for being wonderful clients. It’s a nice feeling to have crushed a weekend with the farm in hibernation and now weddings. I have to go home and do some math, but I think we might have surpassed a major goal this weekend!
Why the photo of anemones? These are a reminder of what I should have been doing! The weather was beautiful, but I barely spent a minute in the flower fields. However, tomorrow is all about anemones. Spring is coming soon!
What an honor!!! Kaye Kittrell @latebloomershow
and Jacq Davis @epicyardfarm
came out to visit my garden last week. Kaye put together this fun video of my garden and my dorky self🤣. Go check it out and follow her on ig and YouTube. Link in bio.
This is my FIRST EVER compost!!!!! It’s juicy and black and filled with microbes and ready to make the grounds super fertile for new life!!!!! 🙂YAY!!!🙂 Now, for those of you pro composters who are creeping and judging right now- YES, I did it completely wrong lol. It was in a clear container, no holes, moisture wasn’t controlled, I NEVER cared to mix it up (everything was molding and it honestly grossed me out). But HEY! Somehow I did it. I made some delicious, barely ready to use (okay not even ready to use) compost. So now I know what to do. And I’m going to take this ish seriously next time. I WILL become a master composter. 🥕🥦🌽🍏🍊🍋🍉🍇🍓🍒🍑🍍🍅🥑🍆🥒🌶🍠🥔
What is this picture of? It’s me loading a truck full of cinder blocks. Not breaking a sweat or having to stop and catch my breath. •
Twice, men asked if I could handle it. One even offered to help (employee). •
I am not too proud to not expect help. I believe that more of us need to say yes when people offer to help, even if you could have done it on your own. It benefits both individuals and gets things done faster. •
I do think the man was surprised that I could match him block by block. (And to be honest I was a bit surprised myself.) •
I am ever so grateful for my body. I have been mad and frustrated with it many many times. But I only got one.
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Thought I should take advantage of this good hair day to announce...it's official! #MasterGardener
Sweet, spicy, and fresh as morning dew, my French Carnation Faith fragrance is a unique and beautifully complex floral. Forget the plastic-like flowers sold in cheap dozens. Heirloom carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are deeply colored and amazingly fragrant. One of my favorite garden writers, Louise Beebe Wilder, noted: “The wild Carnation with its five rose-crimson petals may be seen by travelers in France growing upon wild rocky places and upon the walls of many an ancient chateau.” Can’t afford a trip abroad? Close your eyes and let your nose transport you!
Bright and warm, cleansing and comforting, my Lavender Vanilla Love fragrance is a match made in gardening paradise. Two beautiful flowers from opposite sides of the world come together: Maillette Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia) from the South of France–the deepest and most fragrant because of perfect growing conditions--and pure vanilla oleoresin (Vanilla planifolia) harvested from vining orchids in the tropics of India.
Uplifting, awakening, and perfect for clearing away the metal cobwebs on even the most challenging days--that's my Paradise Grapefruit Joy fragrance. The essential oil extracted from grapefruit peel (Citrus × paradisi) smells amazing. The scent is mild but invigorating and surprisingly sweet. To it I’ve added a hint of Clary Sage oil (Salvia sclarea), a natural antidepressant. The combination is absolutely joyful!
It is time to officially announce our relocation. Two weeks ago, I said . to my garden. I have been clearing out my garden last couple of weeks. The first photo is my old garden, and the second one is the new one. I took all of my containers with me as you can see in the second pic. I only have basils and some squashes left in my garden. I am going to harvest and pull them and return the keys sometimes this week. . the beginning, I tried not to have emotional connection with my garden, because I knew that I would have to leave it sooner or later. I am not upset for leaving my garden, but I feel pain that the garden would not be cultivated anymore. It is simply going to be lawn again. At the first glance, my new garden seemed small, but I think, I have more than enough space to grow if I use my new backyard wisely. All in all, if anyone needs an affordable rental house with fertile backyard near UA Little Rock, please dm me; I will connect you to my land lady and personally help establish your garden. I have a great, supportive land lady. Wonderful neighbors are also bonus. I am going through mixed feelings, but I am excited about starting another garden . scratch and sharing the progress with you.
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Our Fuyu persimmon tree is loaded with fruit👏 Persimmons fall under two categories, non-astringent and astringent. Fuyu is a non-astringent cultivar. Meaning the persimmons can be eaten fresh right from the tree and are crisp like an apple. Whereas, astringent cultivars are best picked and ripened for a few days until soft and nearly mushy before they are sweet enough to eat. Happy harvesting!
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