Well. Can't quite believe it but Wild Acre has finished its first season of cut flower growing. I set out from the very beginning to use only the flowers I (or friends and family) grow, so in England this really means April to October. I just can't face the worry about frosts and dwindling supplies, so until April 2011, Wild Acre will have no more blooms to play with.
It has been a steep learning curve, turning a passion into a business idea. However small the enterprise (and mine really is a tiddler!), it is has been hard work and real fun at the same time. I am also hugely fortunate that the family has a proper breadwinner, this will not be getting many meals on the table! But a start has been made, a suprising amount of people showed interest and even more importantly, I just got out there and did it people. That's the crucial thing! I'm an A* dreamer, great at reading and researching my ideas (and diets and health regimes, but that's another story), but this time I actually managed to extract my brain from the dream clouds and got practical. For me, this is an achievement! Yes, pisces, whatever!!
When I say, Wild Acre has shut til spring, what I really mean is I am swapping the secateurs for my jewellery tools, because until April, I am working on a small collection whilst studying the craft of silversmithing - fifth term. I have a bench at home,
and wild dreams of a website, maybe an etsy shop and certainly begging assistance from my glam jewellery dealing sister! We will see if I can make this more than pie in the sky in the coming year. I'm inviting y'all in on the journey! Wild Acre jewellery will be viewable soon, and stories of the garden will linger on as I work and plan for next year. Thank you very much for visiting and comments and advice/feedback are so welcome.