31 Days of Transitioning to Autumn: day 11 {Seedlings: greens and community}

  I have to apologize to y’all for my lack of faithfulness in daily blogging for my 31Days series.  I am trying, I promise, but I’m afraid the duties farm life have kept me tied up as of late. Yesterday I came in about an hour after night fall to a hot supper and rest and all that was on my mind was exactly that… rest. It did cross my mind to write, actually, but my brain has been befuddled by a head cold that leaves me quite senseless. I was logging. Felling trees. Big, intimidating trees. Possibly one of the most frightening tree jobs I’ve done, to date.

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But I enjoyed the work. I enjoy working with my hands.

Live a Quiet Life and Work With Your Hands image via. ThisGreenEyedGirls #31Days of Transitioning to Autumn

Lately, I’ve been seeding and watering and such in our hoop-houses.

In late summer we transition our farm operation towards the “greens” season.
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Our greens are grown in winter, unlike summer vegetables, and shielded by our unheated greenhouses. Both built by hand ourselves.

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Each fall we begin to watch the progress on pins and needles as the seedlingw just begin to peek out and grow to maturity.

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I’m crossing my fingers for fast growth this week, as Saturday is the local Harvest Market. It’s put on by Arts and AG, a local venture by some seriously ingenuitive artisans, shop keepers, and farmers. These folks work tirelessly to bring life back to our community and encourage it to be just that… a community.

Fall is always a time in my mind where we focus on linking arms and supporting local ventures.

Townships with conscientious citizens, concerned with supporting one another, don’t just happen. They are planted, tended, prayed over, watched, babied, and grown from a tender state to maturity. Like my seedlings.

Seedlings via. ThisGreenEyedGirl {An artical on living local and supporting farmers}

This weekend, get out there!!!! Help the transition happen. Skip the chain stores. Bring some food from farm to table. Buy something handmade. Talk to someone face to face about the product they made and are passionate about. Look for a fun event like the Harvest Market of Hickman County to attend…. then you can cross that off your Great Big Fall List!!!!

Keep your friends close and your farmers closer.

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Happy Weekend {Charmed Links to Check Out.}

For our charmed links this weekend I want to share with y’all some favorite magazines from a new era of folk writing.

ThisGreenEyedGirl {have a Lovely Weekend}

They’re each special with a unique identity trying to present a new picture of community. Thriving off of ‘local’ juices and supporting artisans, musicians with out fancy labels and signed contracts, farmers, and small towns.

1.) Take a look at Local Wolves Magazine. They have spunk to spare and a natural folk flare that doesn’t feel forced. If you’re into the music scene, this one’s for you.

2.) Nashville Scene is the magazine of and for Nashvillians. Though I live on a farm in the country… Nashville is my city. It’s the only city. It’s the country music capital. It’s down home. It’s friendly. It’s Southern. I love when I get the chance to put on my good boots and spend time there. And if you ever want to know what to do while you’re in town, from food to music, Nashville Scene is the place to ask!

3.) Validity Magazine supports rural life in middle Tennessee. They encourage farmers and local businesses. As well as the culture of the area. They just featured an article on The Clay Harris Theatre which I once performed in.

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Thrifting: for the love of vintage

I went thrifting yesterday in celebration of the lovely weather.

I visited Wild Duck Soup Emporium, Centerville Marketplace (restocked my booth), & Shop Til It Stops (a clothing thrift store that supports battered women)

ThisGreenEyedGirl} Thrifting.. for the love of vintage (Fondue Vintage

This is Fondue Vintage….located at Wild Duck Soup Emporium on the Centerville Square in Tennessee. I LOVE the charming colors she has in the booth.  Check out her Etsy store here!

I picked up this vintage dress and blazer for only two dollars!!!!! (and the colors go hand in hand with the colors chosen for Fondue Vintage’s booth space. I love it! Especially with the fuchsia lipstick.)

ThisGreenEyedGirl} Thrifting.. for the love of vintage..

Navy Blue School Boy Blazer with Gold buttons and plumb liner. I’ve been looking for one like this for a long time now… hard to find the exact cut I wanted, not to bulky. And I couldn’t beat the $1 price tag. All I had to do was cut out the shoulder pads.

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ThisGreenEyedGirl} {Thrifting} for the love of vintage..The floral dress is a lovely fit and being vintage the pattern still has somewhat of a modern appeal, I think.

ThisGreenEyedGirl} Thrifting.. for the love of vintage

I paired it with a vintage red clutch with a gold detail and then reached for some of my trademark inherited gold jewels then realized that it was time to balance the outfit out with some a little more recently created. So, instead I tossed on a copper beaded bracelet which states: Peace, Happiness, Hope.

Well, that’s going to have to conclude this I’m afraid because I have a Saturday afternoon engagement which requires some cooking (and showering and outfit styling 😉 )

Remember! SHOP LOCAL! There are hidden treasures in your town no matter where you are. And don’t put a price tag on style. Meaning the opposite of what it sounds like…… don’t pay for a name. Go thrifting and look for those unique finds that don’t pang you with financial guilt but instead give you a feeling of victory as you march into the party wearing something no one else has and you only paid a buck for!!!!

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