Ah! I promised myself I would never let it go longer than a month between posts and look! Its been two! A lot has changed in two months. And I am really excited to be in this moment right now thinking about it.
First off I closed the shop. Im not sad. I loved the shop, it was amazing to me and to a handful of other people. But it took up a lot of energy and time. Energy and time better spent developing Howe Farm Flowers and making a brand and name for myself. So I have re-directed all that energy and I am sooooo glad that I did. It is nice to focus on just one thing. And already I have seen the positive impact. Perhaps when Howe Farm Flowers is better known I will think about opening the shop again, but for now I quite like welcoming people to the farm instead for them to see what is happening up close.
So instead I have been doing workshops and making the farm more available for people to visit. PYO flowers has really taken off and every weekend I welcome people to take time out to enjoy the outdoors, share space with some buzzy bees and immerse themselves in nature.
And the Flower Mornings are proving more enjoyable than I could have imagine. I love spending time telling people what I know about flowers and watching them be creative. But really, what I love the most, is sharing the flowers. I love watching people leave with armfuls of blooms and feeling inspired. And with a smile on their face. I love to make people happy.
Coming up I am hoping to do some wreath making classes in the winter and pretty soon 26 more tones of compost will be delivered so I can start expanding the cutting field. I will be at Haddenham community market this Saturday and I am always available to make arrangements for collection or delivery. I am quite excited about my little business. It brings a lot of joy.