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Leelanau Conservancy

Our Mission: to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County. Since 1988, we’ve protected some of the best views, most sensitive wetlands, and biggest working farms in the County and created 20 Natural Areas and Preserves.See More
Nov 22, 2010
Carolyn Faught commented on Linda S. Munro's blog post Butternut Squash~White Bean Stew
"this looks great. I have a dinner club in December and this may be on the menu!"
Nov 22, 2010

Now blooming at Omena Cut Flowers upick....lupine, catmint, lady's mantle, bearded iris, bridal veil spirea, James Kelway painted daisies and more. Coming soon: sweet William and hundreds of peonies!

Carolyn Faught's Blog

Compost: A Love Affair

Posted on October 16, 2008 at 11:00pm 4 Comments

I love compost. I love the concept of making something from nothing, creating value from waste. It speaks to the frugal parts of me as well as to my environmental leanings. This weekend we looked at the yard blanketed with the first round of leaves and knew it was time to start mowing and bagging—and in the process, accumulating next year’s compost.

No easy task this year. My husband, Dave, snapped his Achilles tendon in mid-August, and has been down and out for… Continue

A Wonderful Life

Posted on October 10, 2008 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Today I noticed that somebody named Melanie wrote in the guest book that I keep in my U-Pick shed. “Forget Disneyland,” she wrote. “This is the happiest place on Earth.”

On Earth? I was stunned. And grateful. Of course, for me, the Upick IS the happiest place on earth. And I needed to be reminded of that, and realized for about the millionth time how easily we take for granted the best parts of our life when things aren’t going so well in other parts of it. This is a lesson… Continue

Flowers For Mental Health

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Today I took a bouquet of flowers to work with me. Normally, I don’t pick bouquets for myself. With my weekly subscription service, I have so many bouquets to make each week that at the end of a long day, the thought of making one more just doesn’t cut it. But with things slowing down, I found the time last night to wander through the garden and clip a fistful of bright blooms for myself. It’s a well-known fact that having flowers around is good for one’s mental health. After this… Continue

Your Gardening Day: Sunflowers Repurposed

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Yesterday I was clipping spent sunflower heads and lining them face up around the edge of my circle garden. Some of the larger heads contain at least 100 glossy, black sunflower seeds. I leave the drying heads in the garden over the winter for the chickadees, who flit in and out, plucking the seeds from their husks. Some seeds will drop into the soil and magically appear as "volunteers" next spring in the form of seedlings, saving me the expense of buying new seeds.

I am… Continue

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At 4:11pm on March 8, 2009, Julie Windham said…
Hello :)

Could be that the dogs are barking as someone from the Conservancy may be out today to walk the property (in snow shoes, perhaps), or the kids are getting back from play practice~ Either way, looking out at the cold March day and seeing the flowers above puts a warm spin on things :))

At 7:07pm on March 7, 2009, Julie Windham said…
Good Eve!

Just joined this wonderful resource and found your name!

Glad to find one more way to be in the know abour our community!

At 2:27pm on January 20, 2009, Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation said…
Hi Carolyn,
Just wanted to confirm we've seen your RSVP... look forward to seeing you on Feb. 25.
At 3:21pm on January 14, 2009, Darren King said…
You have a very nice blog. Enjoyable to read, well written,, Darren King
At 9:39am on October 17, 2008, Cheryl C. Cigan said…
I was intrigued with many aspects of this. I love reading about your
practical passion for something so elementary as "yeech yuck ewww"
compost. I also enjoyed learning of your practical procedural process
engaged to gather the leaves. And for a task which most people hate you
have written excitement of seeing them fall, knowing of their next
value to you, and to the earth. It's almost like you and Dave look at
each other with a giggly conspirator's eye similar to how children are
when enough snow falls to get out there and play and create in it. The
bribe is wonderful too. Injects that sweet human nature side.

But again, your final line grabbed me. The instant I read it I smiled
with the visual of planting yourself to make more of you. And I thought
it a wonderful solution to all those people who wished there was 'more
of them' to go around.

At 8:47am on October 6, 2008, Deb Fellows said…
Hi Carolyn,
That beautiful shot reminds me that this is a great place to start a gardening discussion and share insights from Omena Cut Flowers.

Thanks for tooling around in here!



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