Foraging and Wreath Making

Foraging and Wreath Making

I recently headed out into our woods to forage for greens in order to make wreaths and swags for our doors and lampposts. I was hoping to take a workshop this year on the art of wreath making but with COVID it was pushed to next year. Therefore, a friend and I read...
How The Flower Frog Came to Be

How The Flower Frog Came to Be

As we have so many new readers (welcome!) I thought I would do a brief introduction and share how we came up with the name of our little boutique and flower stand. Frogs cut into our garden gate Bryce and I met when we were just 19 years old and we were married by the...
Garden Clean Up

Garden Clean Up

Putting the garden to bed is often something I sort of dread but once I get going, I get great satisfaction out of having it neat, tidy and ready for spring planting! After the first frost, there’s much work to be done. I thought I’d go through a few of...
Favorite Things #1

Favorite Things #1

I thought it might be fun to start a series on my favorite garden tools and things! As I’m sure you know, fall is the time to plant your spring flowering bulbs and I’ve been planting tulips, daffodils and alliums. The general rule of thumb when planting...
Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Is there anything more symbolic of the autumn season than a pumpkin? This year, I discovered that there was such a thing as pink pumpkins and somehow it made fall complete for me :). I 100% plan on trying to grow them next year! I did, for the first time, try my hand...
Early Fall at the Farm

Early Fall at the Farm

Fall seemed to arrive a bit early this year, and I”m not complaining! The exception being our very early (by a month!) light frost that took out many of the flowers. The first frost is always a little bittersweet, but this year it felt like it was especially so...
Favorite Cookbooks for Using All Those Vegetables!

Favorite Cookbooks for Using All Those Vegetables!

My family always gives me a hard time because I have a deep and abiding love for cookbooks. I read them like novels! In fact, when designing our kitchen, I knew that I wanted a bookshelf (floor to ceiling) where I could house all of them. I cook almost every night and...
In The Garden

In The Garden

It’s August and while this has been such a strange, odd summer in so many ways, the garden has chugged along just as it always does, with many successes and a few frustrations as well. I love watching the beauty unfold in the garden, every season bringing...
A Wildflower Meadow

A Wildflower Meadow

Four years ago, when we bought our farm, everything was fairly wild around the house and land. It hadn’t been used as a farm, or perhaps even for enjoyment of the land, in quite awhile. Therefore, we had, and have, lots of overgrowth, vines and invasives that we...
The Lavender

The Lavender

While lavender doesn’t have big, beautiful, ruffly petals it does have a plethora of other things that very few plants can offer. In addition to its beauty it provides protection from pests, a heavenly scent, many culinary and craft uses and its season is...