Last Wednesday, it was 98 degrees. Today, it is 74 degrees, what a shock!!! And the winds are blowing.
I feel change too, don't you? I feel like working on the slipcover for a wing back chair I have in the garage. I feel like baking and making soup. On Pinterest, I am looking up making flower arrangements inside of pumpkins. My mind is pondering what we did this season and questioning what we will do next year.
My flower gardens are still looking fabulous, they don't know yet it is fall. I think I had enough flowers this year to give everyone in town an arrangement. My business delimenia in 2016 season is that I didn't do well in selling them as fast as they produced. I never made it to the local farmer's markets. I never made it to our local florist shops to sell any to them. My main focus was social media and making myself known to be available for flower bouquets, wholesale or retail. It has been somewhat difficult transitioning from selling produce to selling flowers. We did both through special orders and our roadside stand. It has positive and negatives, when it is hot, I can't put flowers out. Lots to think about this fall before I purchase new seeds and re-plan our gardens.
I AM ON ETSY!!! Finally got my head together to figure out how to sell some of my hand made items and also expect to post several antique pieces of silverware and collectables in the near future. I made these bright and cheerful star pin cushions, some jute crochet baskets, mason jar cozies. Check them out on Etsy. My name is "WindmillfarmGoods".
We pulled out several fruit trees and ate the last of our watermelons in the same day. That always makes me sad, but a few were old and diseased. Two had been hit by the travel trailer going by because they had gotten so large and limbs were broken off. One tree has to go because it is now blocking access into Frank's back shop area. It seems so weird to see our side orchard look so bare. But because we live in a magical place where the soil is almost perfect, water is available and temperatures almost perfect for growing anything, after re-planting, in no time we will be picking fruit again.
Our farm continued to provide produce, dried fruits, flowers for several Teacher's Appreciation events since school went back into session. These projects are so exciting to do because people so appreciate being treated to fresh fruits and vegetables by their school PTO.
My fall and winter class schedule is posted and I am working on the up coming cooking class, Learn To Make Stromboli-October 6th, 6-8pm.
I started using the "Boost" option through face book and have found it bringing in more "likes" to our Windmill Farm page and so far, my classes are full. I need to know or learn more about that feature so I plan on talking to a fellow flower farmer who turned me on to using it for an open house-flower field event she was having. Love these Facebook group pages-discussions.
Wishing you all a happy first day of fall today!!! From our Windmill Farm to your home.