Spring Garden Planning

Now that we’re back in the states and spring is right around the corner it is time to start preparing for the growing season. Such a change of pace from traveling and sightseeing to planning and cultivating, that’s the fun of a seasonal lifestyle! From our winter in Europe to our summer at home in…

Winter in Europe Part VIII-Valencia & Madrid

Last post in this Winter in Europe series. It’s been an amazing winter and I am so grateful to have had the last few months to travel, explore and grow. Our last days in Europe were spent in Spain and based in Valencia with a quick day trip to Madrid. Valencia is blessed with 300…

Winter in Europe Part VII- Barcelona,Costa Brava & Montserrat

From Germany we hopped on a quick flight from Munich to Barcelona. The flight was only two hours and we jumped from snow and thick coats to sunshine and mild temperatures. From the land of beer and pretzels to wine and dried meats.. that’s how Tommy put it anyway. We spent our first night near…

Winter in Europe Part VI- Bavaria & Austria

We spent an amazing snowy week in Germany & Austrian alps. We arrived by train in Munich via Prague and rented a car. We did a circular(ish) route from Munich to Salzburg through Innsbruck to Neuschwanstein castle back up to Munich for our flight to Barcelona. Munich to Chiemgau & Bavarian Alps (app. 1 hour drive)…

Winter in Europe Part V- Prague & Salzburg

Prague A few Prague highlights from our last week in “the golden city”. Národní památník na Vítkově- The national moment and park offers  wonderful panorama views of the city. We were lucky enough to go on a snowy day and have the place mostly to ourselves. The views are worthwhile on their own but also…

A month in Europe

Today we hit the one month mark here in Europe. Here is our journey through photos. Follow us on Instagram at #weshineforth for more…

A look back at 2015

This year has been full of adventures, challenges, beginnings and creativity. This year we traveled, built, grew, questioned, wondered and explored. Creating and shaping future plans took the forefront of our goals. I like to write these year end reflections and look back at them the next year and see where my headspace was last…

Winter in Europe Part II- Prague & Vienna

When we arrived in Prague we checked into a wonderful apartment in district seven of Praha. Prague is divided into ten districts which essentially serves as a cluster of neighborhoods. District seven (yes this sounds like the Hunger Games to me too) is then divided into different neighborhoods we are in a section near the…

Winter in Europe-Part I- Frankfurt & Nuremberg

Tommy and I are off on another adventure! Winter has allowed me down time from farming and Tommy works remotely. The tiny house is wonderful in the warmer months but we thought a break from the daily would allow us to hit the reset button. After going back and forth over several locations on where…

My season as a flower farmer- Pisgah Flowers-Part 2

Planting Round 1- Pisgah Flowers is located in the mountains of western North Carolina in south Asheville. We are in zone 6b and our average first frost free date falls on April 12th and we have an average of 195 days for a growing season. Frost free dates can be found online here. I did…

My season as a flower farmer-Pisgah Flowers- Part 1

This post is the start of a series about the first year of starting a small farm specializing in cut flowers. The series will highlight the challenges, steps and joys of starting a business, farm and creative endeavor. If you are interested in the subject and have questions please feel free to leave comments and…