The journey begins
The people behind the flowers.
Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde.
Welcome to our farm journal! This is a new place where we hope to share some little glimpses of what life is like on our little farm here in the Kootenays. Hopefully it can become a space where we can discuss ideas, talk about triumphs and challenges, and share some of our techniques and tidbits of what we’ve learned so far in our journey of creating this farm.
Just as the word ‘journal’ would suggest, I thought it would be fun to have a place where we can document what life is like for us through the seasons as we try to make our living by growing flowers. There’s so much that happens before we cut that very first stem in spring that I thought some of you might find it interesting to read about what goes on behind the scenes.
I can’t promise that I’ll always stay on topic, or that every entry will be worth reading, but that’s life. Here’s what you can expect:
The Farm Journal: weekly posts that give a brief snapshot of what’s happening on the farm.
Flower Farming: posts that are more in depth about the nuts and bolts of flower farming as a business
Growing: discussions on how we grow and what we grow. This will include general tips on seeding, growing, planting and care of flowers as well as spotlights on some of our favorite varieties.
And… who knows what else?! We’ll just have to see how it all comes together.
So now off I go, to belatedly start with January’s first official farm journal entry! Wish me luck and I hope to hear from you soon 🙂