As we look at this recently disked patch of land, we feel excited and grateful. We see what can be and what will be as we plan to plant. The quality of the dirt is one of our highest priorities and one of the ways we prepare it is by adding compost or gypsum to loosen the soil and help with drainage.
You think our Big Green Tractor is s…er…simply amazing? We think so too and yes, it goes slow and we can make it go faster.
Next time you see a big, smooth(ish) patch of dirt, try looking at it through a farmer’s eye and you’ll see abundant potential and beauty.
Since we can’t call ourselves “elves” yet, we aren’t sure what name we should use for ourselves at this time of year as we are preparing and making and sending wreaths just in time for Thanksgiving! Our Fresh and Fragrant Wreath (see featured image) is a big hit again this year, a perfect combination of fragrant fresh eucalyptus, preserved fall leaves, wheat, dried cherry peppers (they look like mini pumpkins to me), yarrow and sweet annie – all woven together to create a hullabaloo of scent and color.
We can feel the Holidays approaching and the buzz of excitement is contagious.
For those of you who don’t know about the fundraiser called “Relay For Life”, it began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt walked for 24 hours straight to raise awareness and money for our fight against cancer. Since then, the passion for this cause has lit fires all over the world, becoming the largest fundraiser for cancer research.
The symbolism of walking all night brings very close to home the heart wrenching fact that cancer never sleeps. Relaying between team members signifies that we are all in it together, supporting and doing whatever we can.
We almost can’t believe that 2017’s Relay For Life has already come and gone and that we are already “remembering”.
It was a beautiful day and night and ended up cooling off more than we had thought it would. We held a silent auction for one of our wreaths, won by a local member of our community and one of our own team members won our raffle prize (NOT rigged – we promise!!).
Here are some pictures of Creekside Farms’ 5th year of participation.
The temperatures soared for us here in the last few weeks. We went into conservation mode and started opening windows in the office early in the morning and closing everything up when we started to feel the heat creeping in. We worked in the office with the lights mostly off (our windows provide beautiful natural light). If you have a naturally lit office space, we suggest you try this sometime ~ once the eyes adjust, it actually provides an effective calming ambience to the office day.
On a brighter, more colorful note ~ Look what the sun did for our zinnias!!
We all got a laugh out of the one Mexican Sage plant who just wanted to be unique and stand out from the others.
Scott and I were chatting today after he gave me this awesome video of the planting happening today. I thought I would share with you a snippet of the conversation regarding the recent rains we’ve received:
“The ground is easier to work up since we’ve had all this rain – the way the rain has come and gone has allowed the water to really sink into the ground”
“We haven’t had to water.”
“The well is full.”
“Makes the weeds worse…”
Have a great weekend, everyone and we hope you enjoy this video! The newly planted plants and the already blooming ones will be working all weekend.