Farming is a lot like making art, in that there are long periods where it feels like the effort goes unnoticed. So when the farm gets some loving attention by friendly, excited guests, my heart swells.
July sales are always very slow for us, so instead of selling flowers, we have events on the farm almost every weekend. This past Saturday, we had over 60 visitors to the farm for Bouquet Saturday and our photography contest! The weekend before, we had a lovely pick-your-own evening session.
The hard work in July is mostly mental: maintaining a positive attitude in extreme heat is a big challenge. That's another good reason to have events- each person who visits the farm gives me a little boost of energy!
My goal this month is to approach my work with as much humor as possible. Goofiness is the only way through Baltimore swamp season!
Goofiness, and summer pie of course.
I wish you a blueberry chess pie.