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“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do it, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have dreamed of living on a “real farm” where I could have horses, grow food and live a simple life close to the earth since I was a young girl in Northern Nevada. I guess I’ve always been a farm girl at heart. Discovering the magazine MaryJanesFarm a few years back confirmed it!
Life takes its twists and turns and I’ve yet to make it to that little farm of my dreams so instead (like so many other suburban, urban, and city farmers) today I’ve created one in my backyard in Plymouth, Massachusetts. We keep a small flock of chickens, grow food to supplement our summer meals, and tons of cut flowers in my new cutting garden I call Backyard Blossoms.
This is my first year as a local flower farmer. I started growing by seed in a 10′ x 10′ green house in late April. While the seedlings were taking off, my hubby and I built eight 4′ x 12′ x 8′ raised beds covering a large area of lawn in our backyard. The cutting garden is thriving as I await my first blooms. I plan on joining our local farmers market to sell my homegrown bloomers. My gardens and “The Cottage Hens” are the inspiration for my handmade note cards and future “farmy” products such as hand painted signs, calendars, and artwork.
My notecards are available for purchase on my blog.