Every day starts when it's so dark out that I have to feel blindly around in my drawer for socks. I shine my phone's flashlight to get downstairs for peanut butter/honey/toast and some tea.
Then, I head outside to fill buckets with water. Once I've packed the truck with buckets, snips, rubber bands, and they day's invoices, I drive over to the annual field and start cutting.
Sometimes I listen to It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders, the Startup Podcast, or Hello From the Magic Tavern. Or, I start the day with the new War on Drugs or Perfume Genius albums. Sometimes I just cut listening to the quiet early morning sounds of birds and crickets.
I cut until I have to leave for deliveries. When I get back, Jascha and I have a sandwich or a salad together. Then I do emails, water the greenhouse, and head back outside for planting or more harvesting.
The weather's so nice right now that work is a pleasure. Plus, it's October, which means the season will soon end, and I can take some time off. Excited!!
Visitors to the farm also make working overtime worth it. Heck yeah, I'll work on a Saturday if it means meeting lovely and interesting people and sharing our flowers!
My third grade teacher came to Bouquet Saturday this weekend! And one of our awesome new CSA members, and a photography contestant from earlier this summer. Our little community is growing all the time.
At the end of each day, after dinner and some Parks and Rec, I crawl into bed at 9 pm (okaaay, sometimes it's more like 8:30) and turn out the light. Over the winter, I can stay up as late as I want- but for now, I have flowers to harvest, and places to take them.
I wish you all an October visit to your favorite local farm!
(photos by Julie's Journey Photography)