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Laughing Crow & Company Flower & Fiber Farm has new digs!
Two months ago, we bought an adorable five-acre farm and are currently starting all the flowery things from scratch (yikes!). While our little family farm may never technically be empire-sized, we certainly aim to produce flowers of empire quality.
This is where our fabulous friends at Sanctuary Soil come in. This California-based organic soil company dumped a big, delicious pile of their Empire Builder soil into one of the flower fields. We are hard at work this fall to get our first flower beds ready to rock in the spring of 2019!
Sanctuary Soil is a brand of California Soils, which the largest producer of organic worm castings in North America. Perpetual, cutting-edge research has them producing top-tier soil products including:
Every one of their products are held to the highest agricultural standards, with several being certified organic (OIM & OMRI listed).
We chose to start our flower beds with sustainable and nutritious Empire Builder. This is a masterful blend of coco coir, sphagnum peat moss, composted forest product, worm castings (WORM CASTINGS are already inside, ya’ll!), coco chips, lava rock, pumice, perlite, gypsum, langbeinite, sea bird and bat guano, fish bonemeal, feather meal, bonemeal, limestone, greensand, alfalfa meal, kelp meal, glacial rock dust, azomite, soybean meal, and rice bran.
By the way, we think Sanctuary Soil’s Empire Builder is the right one for our flower fields, but this blend is not just a one-trick-pony. Empire Builder is perfect for grow bags and both indoor and outdoor pots, too! We’ll be sure to post about our organic super-soil journey as the flower farm takes shape in the coming months.
I hope I didn't freak you out when you thought you were heading to my old site, A Suburban Farmer and landed here instead. The truth is that writing on the many websites and blogs that I have been for so many years is killing me. And not in a good way. (Example of a good way: losing rear-end poundage from writing on so many sites = writing for more sites, not less. Sadly, this wasn't the case.)
I wrote on A Suburban Farmer to share our modern homesteading adventures with anyone who was sitting around painting their toenails or what-not and had some time to kill. I'm still going to be doing that...just here instead of there.
Husband-Extraordinaire and I have a small business that we run together called Laughing Crow & Company. We sell hand-painted, reclaimed furniture that is amazing and joyful (did I mention colorful?). We also have handmade aprons, artisan teas, and botanically dyed silk fashion scarves, too. Angora rabbit fiber will make its debut soon for the hand-spinners that swing by.
This year will be our first growing and selling local, organic cut flowers from The Flower Farm at Laughing Crow, which that has rather quadrupled our work load. So, it just makes good sense to chat about everything right here at our farm business site.
Thank you for showing up & I hope you enjoy what we're doing here at Laughing Crow.