2018 Farm Workshops

So, in my last post, I announced my intention to post twice a month. That was in May. It's now the end of July. In the past, I would likely be unkind to myself about not meeting my own expectations. Now I simply see this as something that happens regularly in a life beset by all sorts of interruptions to our plans, and I'm feeling okay about missing the original mark. Nevertheless, I do want to apologize if you have been missing my posts. Perhaps in the fall/winter I will find more time to wax lyrical and philosophical about the farm and gardening in general, but this post is simply practical. I wanted to anno...
So, in my last post, I announced my intention to post twice a month. That was in May. It's now the end of July. In the past, I would likely be unkind to myself about not meeting my own expectations. Now I simply see this as something that happens regularly in a life beset by all sorts of interruptions to our plans, and I'm feeling okay about missin...

Special Event – A Morning on the Farm

When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can announce that I have three workshops planned for 2017; the first is a flower arranging workshop in September. Placing flowers in a tall, slender vase is relatively easy, as the vase keeps the flowers upright. But once we start using wide-mouth and/or short vases,...
When Bloomsbury Lane Farm was just an idea in my head, I imagined hosting people in this beautiful space to relax, share ideas, and enjoy working with the flowers I grew. I heard laughter and saw people enjoying themselves in those early visions. As the fields have been blooming all summer, those visions have come into sharper focus. Now I can ...

Repurposed Flower Vases

We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was generally unimpressed with anything. Throughout the trip, I kept giving him the same scenario: “If your happiness were a gas tank, where would the needle be pointing right now?” The answer was almost invariably “about 1/4.” It always stung a little, as my answer ...
We own two actual vases. One was a gift from a friend, and the other is a memento of a wonderful day with my stepson during a vacation in Colorado years ago. We took him to see a glassblowing demonstration at a studio in Frisco, and since we were the only people in attendance, the artist asked my stepson to help. He was a teenager then, so he was g...