Prince Snow Farm

10.21.2018

Life



Life has a habit of happening over here.

Yesterday it was spring and today it is fall, and yet in between summer happened.

And it was filled with flowers!


I have been practicing as a flower farmer. Just on a teeny tiny scale.



But I think it's working. It feels right. It is joy and sweat and beauty all wrapped together in the most extraordinary packages. 


Sometimes I think I must be dreaming.


 The sky, the woods, nature surrounding me.



And the support others have blessed upon me...

 ...blessing others with these stems topped with  every color of the rainbow.


Frost has set in now.


And I will clean and organize and plan for 2019.


I would love to know two things from you:

1.) What is your favorite cut flower?
2.) Have you ever bought flowers from a local grower?

Enjoy your week.

xo  Monica

8.23.2018

Farm and Coast


 It's that time. The time where I shed a tear or two for all that summer has meant to me.

Next week school starts, and I part with a place and a light and a pup that have my heart.


But I am blessed. I mean I get to drive a minute to the ocean, or walk down our hill and have an armful or bucketful of flowers in minutes. Vibrant, fragrant, fresh flowers.


There is an incredible sense of peace here. The kids are older, yet they are here...in and out with friends, yet close enough for frequent mom hugs.

 I work hard in the summer to clean out the old and bring a fresh feeling to this little  1830's farmhouse perched  atop a hill.



I allow myself an equal amount of time for reading, writing, and most of all....dreaming.


Seeking PURPOSE is a serious undertaking. One must wait patiently for signs, even when craving answers more directly. 


Sometimes I think my path is being lit so brightly...that my answers have been set before me...



And then I start to question if I was really interpreting a sign, a feeling in the right way.


How do we know? How are we sure? Have you ever wondered the same?


I think perhaps I overthink my path instead of just letting it meander with confidence.


Sometimes I think that $$ forces me to make choices that are not necessarily in my heart.



 I know I want to write in some capacity...to grow flowers...to tend our home...to photograph life


It will all fall into place


Eventually



And in the meantime...


I have ALL of this beauty as inspiration.

7.23.2018

July in the Garden


Well, July has been a beautiful month!

Crepis Flower


The flowers have started blooming and promise to bless me with an abundance of beauty.

Rubenza Cosmos


I am experimenting with many new varieties and have not found one I dislike!


Every week has brought a new look to the garden. At first it was lush and green, then color burst on the scene . Even the squash and pumpkin flowers light up the landscape  with their beauty.

green-eyed susan

My morning check-in really fills my soul with such a sense of peace. I am daily in awe of what we can produce with a bit of ambition, hope and desire.
 
strawflower

The garden is something I never take for granted. It is beauty at its finest, but the beauty must be guided and coddled. In return we are given shadow and light, texture, color and scent.

 

Being in the garden allows me time to dream, to carve my purpose, to plan.


Did you know I have at least 5 novels started? While I am in the garden I am thinking of my storyline and characters...and of course another...

pansies


I hope to carve out more writing time. I have always known that growing beautiful flowers, and writing are my two purposes on Earth. 

zinnia


I used to think I was supposed to find a way to combine the two. Recently I have been thinking that I am meant to let each take on its own unique entity. 


That thrills me!


I hope you will all be around someday when I need first draft readers.

poppy


In the meantime, I hope you enjoy seeing what I have been up to.


(and Stormy)


carnations


Leave me a note in the comments.


I would love to know what your July has been filled with. 

7.02.2018

Goodbye spring....


Spring came on late after a snowy April...



and brought with it a glorious palette of sherbet-toned blooms.


Ranunculus proved to be a glorious reprieve from a long-anticipated spring.


I will pull the corms soon and save them for next year's field planting.
What was a trial has morphed into a new spring flower LOVE.


You pick these blooms when starting to show color, and they unfurl layer
 after layer of velvety pigment.


The wild growing Grandiflora roses made a perfect accompaniment.


These blossoms restored my spirit after a very long winter. 


Now we are on to summer...and anxiously await an abundance of blooms. 
This weekend's heat wave has ushered us quickly into summer.
Bring it on!
xo Monica
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