Submitted by Cara Cummings on Tue, 08/25/2015 – 8:16am Farming is inherently beautiful. The reorganization of soil, water, and sunlight into a rainbow of colors and all of the architectural combinations that we have not thought of yet, that end up reorganized yet again before they end up on our plates. And then there are […]
Spring. Time to Bottle it.
Submitted by Cara Cummings on Mon, 05/22/2017 – 9:14am Chive Save the spring. It seems like I spend a lot of time willing spring to arrive. And then when it finally does, I want it to hurry up and slow down. The colors, flavors, and smells of spring are dizzying, and I love it so […]
Time to Rest
Submitted Mon, 01/07/2019 – 12:56pm This week’s blog entry is from a guest writer, Maggie Taylor, Delight Flower Farm. The end of the growing season is always bittersweet. Sometimes it feels like we just got into a good rhythm, only to have it abruptly halted by the first frost. Other times, we’re pining for the […]
Who Doesn’t Love Flowers?
With spring well underway, we are starting to see more and more flowers dotting yards, easements, farms, parks, and everywhere in between. We are currently in the thick of some of my favorite bloomers: irises, peonies, bleeding hearts, and dianthus. Even some roses have started to bloom around town. Though some of my favorite flowering […]
Winter, not Winter?
Submitted by Cara Cummings on Fri, 03/10/2017 – 8:37am I am not a winter person. So in some ways the winter we have been having here in central Illinois this year should seem like a gift. And I will not deny that I have enjoyed spending more time outside, and losing track of where my […]