We (read me) gone and got us a website!
Welcome, to all our new friends and readers and thanks for following, to all the ol' faithfuls. It is so lovely to have your support.
The last month has been a roller-coaster (not an analogy that I usually relate to), ups and downs and round-abouts all over the place. A month out from walking away from my faithful (and much loved) day job, I have moved back to the cottage in the mountains and decided to truly take the leap with this organic flower growing project. But with change, often, comes doubt. Put your life in a paper bag and shake it all about (just like shaker fries, remember those?) and you start to worry about how it is all going to land ... and if you'll be covered in msg infused orange spices! But every time I stop and ask myself what I really want to do, it is this. More importantly, when I then ask myself, what is the worst that could happen? I realise that, for the first time in my life, I don't care if I fall on my face; I am not scared to fail! Woah Man. Heavy ... and totally liberating!
When I do start to feel a little wobbly and unsure, I think of some of the people who have come into my life (in ways large and small) since I put it out there that I was going to grow organic cut flowers. And then I think, this must be the right thing to be doing because I wouldn't have met all these wonderful, creative and supportive people, if it wasn't.
Here's a peek at a few of them:
Lentil. I'm just going to stop there because otherwise I'll go on about how awesome she is for ever...
Months back Thea, of this delightful little publication - Spoonful - contacted me. The edition was to be all about flowers :-) and when Thea discovered that I was not only a florist but also a (budding) grower, she asked me to write a little something extra. I was truly honoured and my words ended up as the lead article in this small but ambitious little 'zine. I urge you to have a look over at their blog, where you can also purchase these little gems of joy. Since it's publication, I have had some heartwarming feedback.
We also recently shared our produce with Honeybee and Blossom as part of the Sustainable Living Festival. Our organic flower posies adorned the H&B stand, nestled amongst honeycombs, honey ciders and just about anything else "honey" you can think of! It was a great way to get out there and to help raise awareness about the essential connection between flowers, bees and food - our food.
There many others I could mention too, most of them have found me through my blog and social media. I never thought I'd be particularly "in to" social media but each little comment or encouraging email makes the world of difference. In a society and an industry that doesn't always celebrate or reward integrity and authenticity; you can sometimes feel a bit alone with your dream. But then someone gets ridiculously excited about the beauty of a few of your homegrown flowers and you feel like you can conquer the world.