Busy as Bees, Just Not With Flowers

If you haven’t heard, the past year or more has been a whirlwind for us. Late last summer and into the fall, we were navigating our way though the IVF (in vitro fertilization) process. If you saw me wearing sunglasses inside the market, I was hiding an emotional meltdown. Very subtle, because that’s how we roll! We planted peonies and bulbs, and heaved tires around, while I dragged myself through the field with first trimester exhaustion. My mother is the champion of that season, as she dug pretty much every single hole herself. July, we welcomed our son, Alexander, to the family. During haying season. So if you’ve been wondering what the heck happened to the blog, the newsletter, etc. Let’s blame it on the baby, shall we?

He’s an adorable little thing and is looking forward to seeing you at market for parts of the the Christmas season. Stay tuned on that one.

Image credit to Morgan Webb

Image credit to Morgan Webb

I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how tough it can be to transition to parenthood. It’s probably not something many women talk about in public. Balancing growing a profitable business with raising a tiny human is undoubtedly an elusive goal but farmers search for it each and every day. Rebuilding an identity in the face of an all encompassing life change, however adorable, isn’t something that happens overnight. I’m still working on it. If you are also working on it, and want to talk about it, my inbox is always open. Fellow farmers and market vendors, as well as loyal customers, have all been incredibly supportive of this new stage.

The 2020 growing season will bring some changes to how the flower business operates to accommodate our new little person. I will be hitting the reset button in a sense. This is partly because of ALL THE WEEDS that grew while I was growing an entire human being. It feels a bit like starting over because I don’t feel like the same person I was before. So please hang in there with me while we figure this out. We’ve got some exciting stuff happening!