Hello everyone and welcome to another post which I assume will intrigue you at least a little bit! After reading it you will not only have learned something about me (other than the fact that I love high heels of course) but I hope you’ll start to think a little bit differently and maybe start to adopt the approach my family took to respect more and more nature and our environment.
One of our neighbor is a farmer, but a farmer of a special kind as she’s an organic farmer. Few years ago I still remember I had a surprised smile on my face when I saw her parents mowing a small field almost next to our house with scythes. It was warm and they aren’t young anymore! Very hard work! They were sweating a lot and I could not understand why they weren’t using machines like the other farmers. After a small chat with them we understood the approach, the methodology and also the passion in this project!
First year was a test, on a limited scale because starting such business is not as easy as starting a blog 😉 She had already some experience in another organic farm and was still receiving advises from there. She organized a small event when ready, invited all neighbors and friends and I played the photograph during that rainy but funny and very interesting day!
And it was a success! The economic model is pretty simple: you come, you harvest yourself, you weight, you pay … then once home (if you can wait to be home as kids are eating fruits very quickly, you cook and you eat 😉 It’s really a « DIY » or « Do It Yourself ».
She presented her business plan to a state contest and she won one of the first prices; this meant a go for larger scale!
Last year investment and preparation were done but you can imagine that being almost alone the whole time it was not easy at all! Hopefully weather was not that bad and raspberries, berries, blackberries were available as well as salads, carrots, pumpkins, tomatoes, onions and much more!
Now back to 2018 the activities are expanding further, mistakes from last year are now lessons learned, experience is growing, ideas keep coming … and a few days ago there was an official « rhubarb day » with guided tour as well as a little ride with horses! Weather was warm, very warm but very enjoyable! You can see I have the chance to live in a beautiful place!
It’s now time for me to leave you but of course before … the usual high heels gallery! Another big mix (48 pictures) that includes many different trends and you can see that colors are everywhere! Happy viewing and read you soon xx