It’s early August, when the kitchen is constantly filled with fresh bouquets, the flower fields are buzzing with pollinators, and each flower harvest is punctuated with a few more blooms going to seed. This is the cycle of flowers, after all: seed, grow, bloom, and set seeds again. But what if you’re not ready for […]
I noticed it the night we drove home from Maine. 8:30 pm, rain pouring down, headlights pushing through intermittent mist and fog as we navigated the backroads of Marshfield and Calais. And then again this morning, my alarm clock rising me at 5:15 to a dark room, despite the curtainless windows. I pushed snooze
“I was hoping you’d show up with lilacs!” I said when my mom handed me the bouquet, immediately bringing them to my face and inhaling. It was one of the first sunny and warm spring days of the season, and lilacs were blooming right on cue. Despite the fact that vegetables claim the
Vegetables feed our bodies, and flowers feed our souls. At Good Heart, we focus mainly on veggies when it comes to production, but we plant a small plot of pick-your-own flowers for our CSA members (and ourselves, of course!). Since the flower field is only about 30’x40’ every year I need to make hard
There’s a shortage of parents who tell children to eat their flowers. It’s always fruit and vegetables that get the glory of parental harping. (And even though my 3-year-old son is growing up on a farm, there are still a handful of vegetables we have to convince him to eat—these days it’s potatoes and cooked spinach).
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~ Rumi
You can plant beauty
You can create beauty
Your life is a unique expression of energy
Your expressions are powerful
How do you choose to move?
Want to grow the bouquet above? Here’s what to plant: