The field is starting to fill with flowers and that means it is also full of veg, weeds, and tasks that I add to my list but don't get done.
This is the time of the year when I look at a flat of seedlings I have been nurturing for weeks, if not months, and have to decide if I have room for it in the field, have time to prep the ground and plant it, and have time to weed around it and continue it's care, and sometimes that answer is no.
I don't like that answer, especially since it is a tiny living being that I brought into being by the act of planting it, but sometimes you just can't take care of all of your babies and you have to actually choose which ones you can take care of and right now that's the field flowers. So those flats sometimes go into the compost.
But that field of flowers mean more bouquets at market! So it's a great time to gift some to a friend or family or yourself!
Look for more elegant Foxglove mixed with the whimsical Sweet Williams, sultry Penstemons, and stately Ranunculus bouquets all with my favorite greenery!
And be sure to check out the state-of-the-art 'flower fridges' which kept them all fresh as a daisy through the heat last week at both markets and will probably continue to help keep them cool this summer as the heat goes on. I'll eventually try to find a setup with more finesse, but for now, needs must!!!
While I work in the field and dirt, my parents have been working away at the pergola that will be the new break area for quiet meals and festive farm dinners! By next year it should have a lovely coat of flowers vines to help give extra shade, nectar for the bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, and to just look dang cool!!
When you're the only watering hole around it's easy to have quite a few regulars. And with 5 large feeders that get drained daily by the flock of fledglings, we buy sugar by the boatload! The drama with their chittering and chatting while they work out who gets which spot is better than watching any reality tv!
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.