A new cutting garden

Well, I was feeling a little bummed out, because my patch of cutting flowers that has supplied so many lovely bouquets this year has been looking like this lately:

Sad, sad, bedraggled echinacea, you have served me well this year.

In other words, as my eloquent friend Ashley would say, like ass.

Then I strolled over to my mom’s house, which is a short walk through a tall pasture.  There I noticed things like this:

Hmm . . . kinda pretty

and these:

Hmmmm . . . even prettier. An idea is germinating.

So, a few minutes and many snips later, voilá:

Dried and native

I’m feeling a little proud at having some sort of panache with flower arranging, because it has never been my strong suit.

P.S.  Did you catch my little pun in one of the captions?  If you’re a word-geek and a gardener like me, you probably did, and please, do tell!

In the beginning . . . .

Oh, the pressure of the first blog post.  I’ve been writing entries for months in my head, but now I’ve finally gone and done it and actually started this little sucker up.

We are myself (Lisa), my husband (L’Homme) and our daughter (L’Oiseau).  There’s also a maniacal cat (Biscuit) and a dog that’s almost too mellow (Popcorn).  Yes, I do realize that I’ve named my pets after food.  If you keep reading this blog, you’ll soon see that was no accident.  Food occupies a central role around here.

The supporting roles are filled by organic market gardening, child-rearing, knitting, crafting, etc., etc.

More later about what is going into the garden right now.  That’s right, I said what’s going in, even though most gardeners around here (southeastern United States) are taking more out at this time of year.  We reverse the seasons here at Etc. Farms — we grow only for ourselves in the summer months and do most of our growing and selling during the Fall-Winter-Spring.  So, more later about what we are planting.

Thanks for reading!