Happy Friday! 10/20/23

Happy Friday! 10/20/23

Posted by Mandy + Steve O'Shea on

Hey y’all!  Happy Friday!

For those of you who came out to support The Plate Sale at last Saturday’s dinner in the dahlias….Thank you!  What an amazing evening!  Beautiful weather, beautiful flowers, beautiful smiles, and amazing food.  Thanks so much for being a part of it.  Keep an eye out for more events they are putting together.  I hear whispers of another special evening a bit further south coming soon.

We also wanna thank Daniel Dent for accepting a last minute request to share his talent and expertise with us and photograph the whole evening.  We can’t wait to see the photos!

My older brother and his lovely family just showed up late last night and the kids have never seen the farm, so I’m trying to get this written before they wake up (west coast time for them) so I can fill 'em with ham and eggs and introduce them to the animals, the flowers, the huge spiders, the school bus, the bb gun, the golf cart rides, and everything foreign and fun.  Mandy and I are really excited to play farm aunt and uncle and she’s been hanging string lights and making forts and just generally doing her thing and going above and beyond to make everyone around her feel special and loved.  She’s already got a Clydesdale ride and a fishing trip with a fish fry on the docket!

As for farm stuff, we’re in between flower seasons right now.  Post dahlias and pre mums.  Soon we’ll start taking orders for Thanksgiving bouquets.  It turned out to be our single largest flower shipping day ever last Thanksgiving as people are getting more and more excited about the unique beauty and incredible vase life of heirloom chrysanthemums.  There’s a big upswell in mum love lately and we’re all for it.  The commercialized version of mums that became ubiquitous for decades in grocery stores and flower shops had convinced most of us that mums were a humdrum flower to be overlooked, but one of the many bright spots in the resurgence of small U.S. flower farms is the rediscovery of almost lost heirloom varieties that contain so much more character and beauty than their mainstream counterparts.  We’re excited to be part of that resurgence.

Aside from that, we’re steaming tunnels, pulling weeds, planting butterfly ranunculus and enjoying this weather.

Be well and be kind,