These self-imposed limitations I believe to be the collection of so much societal expectation I carry around. Most days, I say pour the wine.
Personally, October is also my birthday month. I find myself at the eve of 40. I feel very much like I'm in that place of aged glory like our farm in October. Next week, I leave for a trip with 2 very dear college friends. We're all celebrating moving into our 40th year together, just the 3 of us, no kids, no partners. I woke up this morning knowing I was grinding my teeth all night, anxious about, of all things, packing for my trip. John has been reminding me that I'm not going to the moon. Global commerce has made it possible for me to get almost anything I might need anywhere in the developed world. I'm also worried I might miss something at home, some moment, some event, some growth.
(for John's 40th solo trip: the Moon. -ed)
I've never traveled abroad without family. I know they'll be fine without me. I suspect there is something bittersweet about that reality. Either way, I'll send the cyber world some postcards via Instagram and Facebook while I'm away. And when I return, I'll get right back to it, planting 8000 bulbs, digging a ton of dahlias to store, talking to wedding and flower clients for the 2014 season and chopping wood for my 40th winter. And, of course, I'll take red please.
Some things to mention that aren't solely about me:
- FLORA*BLISS, our Dooryard Farmstand will close Friday, October 18th for the season. We will re-open again in the spring with seedlings and strawberries. If you have a credit share, make sure to use it up prior to the 18th.
- FLORA*BLISS, our Urban Farmstand at Aurora will continue to be stocked with cut flowers until the frost takes them, and we will continue to stock it with produce until we run out.
- We will gladly take floral design orders throughout the winter season!
- Next week is our final Produce CSA distribution. We welcome any feedback you might have for us regarding the CSA. We will open up for sign-ups in November for the 2014 season.
This Week's Harvest:
Brussels Sprouts-- these stalks don't look as nice as I wish... but, better than none?
Blessings on the meal,