As The Season Ends….

Farmers on a date!
Farmers on a date!

Well folks, we are coming to the close of our first season in business as Spring Forth Farm.  What a fabulous first season it was with more weddings than we had counted for, some nice publicity, regular florist and business accounts and more.  We will be reflecting more on all things farm related later this winter once the farm is put away for the winter.  I am making our last flower deliveries to our florists Victoria Park Florist in Chapel Hill and Pine State Flowers in Durham.  We also delivered our last bouquets to Radius Pizzeria for the season.  Thanks so much to our wonderful clients and customers.  Jonathan is back at the farm today seeding fescue and clover seed in our fields so the rain can help it to germinate.  We are cleaning out beds, planting cover crops, and seeding flowers that grow through the winter.  We look forward to some downtime as it gets colder, to reflect on the farm and plan for another great season next year….and of course more time to push forward on our home building!

Installing roof decking on the south side
Installing roof decking on the south side
Roofers installing the roof decking
Roofers installing the roof decking

The house building is keeping us busy right now of course.  At the beginning of September I went back to teaching and Jonathan returned to the fire department after his month-long vacation in August when we were framing the house.  The time to work on things has been scarcer and we are adjusting to a new rhythm.  We did a very smart thing and hired experienced roofers to install our roof decking and roofing paper and the relief at seeing the roof go on was palpable.  We are now focusing this next week on installing rigid insulation and house-wrap on the exterior of the house.  It will feel great to get the house dried in and to focus on building the porch, interior walls, stairs, and installing windows and doors.

This year has held so much Jonathan and I and Spring Forth Farm.  I can only imagine what next year will bring!

August DIY Wedding

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DIY flowers for a late summer wedding.

We love providing flowers for DIY weddings and events. We work with DIY clients to select colors and provide a variety of fresh seasonal flowers for the event. More information is available on our DIY Wedding page. Please contact us if you have a wedding or event coming up and would like to talk about Spring Forth Farm flowers.

 

Framing Marathon Part II

DSC_0011August 31, 2014, all the rafters up in the house!  Whew we have managed a lot over the past month!

DSC_0007August 28th, 2014, most of the rafters are up! 

August 27th, 2014, our well is being drilled!  We were blessed with 60 gallons/minute!

DSC_0005August 3rd, 2014, raising our first wallDSC_0024

As Jonathan and I both head back to the working world, we know it will be a challenge to continue to build the house in our free time.  We are so blessed to have gotten the house to the point of finishing the rafters and we are now working on finishing up projects so that we can out on the roof in the next couple of weeks.  We are looking forward to getting the house dried in and breathing a huge sigh of relief.  Our deepest and heartfelt thanks to all our friends, family and neighbors who came on Sundays in August to help us lift walls.