...summah is ovah...

Somehow summer flew by in the blink of an eye. It happens.

End of May // rudbeckia patch

End of May // rudbeckia patch

Early June at dusk // larkspur

Early June at dusk // larkspur

It's hard to keep up with it all. Working full time. Farming full time. There isn't always time to document the day to day but all of a sudden the month to month escapes and now it is season to season...

Late June and most of July felt like we were stuck in a yellow, white and green period // italian white sunflowers (branching - a nice addition to a cutting garden)

Late June and most of July felt like we were stuck in a yellow, white and green period // italian white sunflowers (branching - a nice addition to a cutting garden)

celosia cramer's burgundy

celosia cramer's burgundy

first time growing watermelons

first time growing watermelons

summer night sky

summer night sky

we like tomatoes

we like tomatoes

practicing // all grown at our farm

practicing // all grown at our farm

stunner // cafe au lait dahlia

stunner // cafe au lait dahlia

While this blog space has been quiet this summer, we have been diligently photographing blooms and updating our "flowers" section (click to check it) and we try and post to instagram regularly. We will try to keep this space updated at least monthly going forward.

dahlia season has begun // jowey winnie

dahlia season has begun // jowey winnie

Thank you for your support of locally grown flowers! 

In like a Lamb...

I so wish I had a lamb pic to share! Instead...The winter garden (3.1.16)

February was a total blur and even with the extra #LEAPDAY I couldn't get my act together to post an update here!

We spent the last weekend in February cleaning up the garden and direct sowing Larkspur; checking on our fall sown flowers (Yarrow looks amazing, as does the Rudbeckia...Foxgloves not so much!). The most exciting things happening around here right now are that the Peonies we planted just a few short months ago are totally popping up - It is so exciting - And we are putting in a 500SF greenhouse over the next few weeks! I have to pinch myself to believe it.

Spring is literally around the corner, you can feel it when you step outside! So excited to have blooms again, to be outside in the dirt again, to build on last year, to continue to learn.

Thanks for following along!!

Time for an update...

This has been a crazy mild fall. We have been so lucky to be able to plant every weekend in November -- and mom and I got 40 peonies in today (December 6). While we've had some hard frosts, the ground is no where near frozen and thank goodness, there is still a lot to do!! I thought I would have a 3-ish month break but it looks like I will be planning for 2016 in January, building a greenhouse in February and starting plants in March...Not clear when my break is scheduled for?

Some pixx of the latest and greatest around here...

Mom and dad had the South side of the barn restored by Dusty Gloeckner (he has done a ton of great work for us around the farm over the last year).

Mom and dad had the South side of the barn restored by Dusty Gloeckner (he has done a ton of great work for us around the farm over the last year).

This is the "after" shot -- new tongue and groove wood miiled in MD.

This is the "after" shot -- new tongue and groove wood miiled in MD.

Chicken whisperer

Chicken whisperer

These darn sheep -- They are very photogenic but they are so D-U-M-B!!!

These darn sheep -- They are very photogenic but they are so D-U-M-B!!!

We all love these dogs so much...

We all love these dogs so much...

Me and my girl Belle!!!

Me and my girl Belle!!!

We are looking very much forward to all that is in store for us personally and on the farm in 2016. Thanks for reading and checking in! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!