Top 10 Highlights from 1st Flower Farming Season
[This guest blog post brought to you by Kate Murphy Orland, Megan's younger sister] “Set an intention for your practice”- my yoga teacher, every class. Sometimes this makes me groan internally (can’t disturb the polite quiet of the class setting), but recently I’ve tried to embrace this whole intention business. My intention is typically something … Continue reading Come Dance With Me
Greetings, Friends - As I sit at this computer in my Homer, Alaska home, I'm streaming KBBI 890am and listening to the live performance of Steve, Atz Kilcher, & John Cottingham. A delightful treat and lovely example of Homer-living gifts. Steve just sold his adult-sized drum kit last week - this drum kit and many … Continue reading Sound Bites & Zoning Approval
Greetings, Friends - We are well into the Aries Fire on this second day of April. The Pisces Water slipped right through my fingers. March was full! As I looked at the to-do list for March, it seemed a bit unlikely that it would all unfold as desired. Steve was leaving mid-March and I would … Continue reading Fire Water
Greetings, Friends - Last week I got to attend my first flower grower workshop through the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. It was awesome, extremely informative, and also overwhelming. I began the workshop feeling inspired with new ideas (for example, flower jewelry and wearable flowers / 'flower tattoos'!) and left feeling like I needed a pep … Continue reading The Learning Curve Plunge
... tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." (unknown) I discovered this quote while watching (of all things) Kung Fu Panda. A good reminder for me as I spend a great deal of energy thinking about the future. Ah, the anticipation of our unfolding art, flowers, … Continue reading “Yesterday is history…
The renovation of the new shop is nearing a significant turning point as we finish up the rough framing phase. Let me first back track, to bring y'all up to speed on this project. We have been focused on this building since last September, when it was decided that a modern workshop was going to … Continue reading Plumb, Level, and Square (ish).
Greetings, Friends - This morning I reread MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech and was reflecting on what has changed from 1963 to the present 2018. I was feeling sad that the dream is still one to which we aspire and have a great deal of work to do in order to realize. And then … Continue reading It’s All About Relationship
We're doing it!