14 November 2016

Winter 2016

Regular Hours begin December 2nd:

Thursday & Friday  1-4
Saturday  11-4
Sunday  12-4

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As I sat to prepare the seasonal newsletter, it was a stunning late autumn day.  Production in the workshop began late this year with the extended growing season taking centre stage.  After a slow and steady start, the gardens and the honeybees burst into bloom.  It was an amazing season unlike any other.  For the first time ever, flowers from the gardens made their way to thanksgiving tables with the gardens flowering well into October. 

But, the ideas which have been spilling out onto the pages of the "Winter 2016" journal have begun to materialize as the workshop moves with a creative passion inspired by the possibilities of this most glorious of seasons.  As the days pass and we prepare for your visits, the joy, for us, and I hope you as well, really is in the details. 

Although it often takes a dusting of snow to spark the imagination and truly turn our thoughts towards the sweet familiarity of the holidays, we've been busy at work preparing for you with wood, wire, fabric and clay, greens wild foraged and market ordered, with a vision that explores and shares my love of handmade, mother nature and an ever increasing addition to the rustic yet urban naturalness of nordic design.  

And, I'm so excited to tell you that WREATHS will once again make their way to the shop.  Locally made for Moss Cottage from local evergreen goodness, they will take their rightful place among the greens and baskets, candles and carefully curated handmade goodness you have come to expect.  

If you've been thinking about gathering up a girlfriend or two for a relaxing night of handmade DIY then you'll want to take a look at our Christmas School schedule ~ A collection of creative workshops for the festive season are available for registration here.

So, take time to pause, to reflect, to plan, to lose yourself in thought about family, friends and join us as we share out most memorable magic, we are so looking forward to having you here ~  

Cheers and blessings of the season.  I appreciate you all. 


08 November 2016

INTO THE WINTER WOODS





Moss Cottage  
700 Hazelwood Drive


Although it often takes a dusting of snow to spark the imagination and truly turn our thoughts towards the sweet familiarity of the holidays, we've been busy at work preparing for you with wood, wire, fabric and clay, twigs and greens, with a vision that explores and shares my love of handmade, the natural world around me and an ever increasing addiction to the rustic yet urban naturalness of nordic design.  And, I'm so excited to tell you that WREATHS will once again make their way to the shop.  Locally made for Moss Cottage from local white pine, balsam and cedar, they will take their rightful place among the greens and baskets, candles, ornies, home decor and carefully curated handmade goodness you have come to know and expect in unexpected ways.  


The Christmas School ~ because you've been asking, is a thoughtful collection of creative workshops for the festive season.  Workshop listings will be posted to the blog on November 14th.

So, take time to pause, to reflect, to plan, to lose yourself in thought about family, friends, priorities and join us as we share our most memorable magic, we are so looking forward to having you here.  

Cheers and blessings of the season to you and to each of your families, we appreciate you all. 



01 November 2016

The Winter Season

While the seasons slowly change from Autumn to Winter, we are ever so busy in preparation for that most glorious of seasons here at Moss Cottage.

For us, the joy really is in the details . . . coming really soon.  I hope you will stay in touch.


08 September 2016

FLOWERING AND SHARING

To say it's been a roller coaster of a seasonal ride would be an understatement.  With cold temperatures right through mid-June, flooding rains in July and the season of implement breakdowns, it looked like the flowering season may never actually get going at all.

Thankfully with the kind support of a fellow market vendor (Doug Stanton from the Chocolate Cow) and his very handy single furrow plow, the work started earlier in the spring was finished and the flower field was planted. Finally finishing into the first week of July was frustrating, disheartening and a relief all at the same time.

This season saw my first ever actual and complete breakdown over the weather - ever.  Sheesh ~  Hard but joyful work indeed.  But mother nature (I'm sure having sensed my total emotionally challenged state) came through and the warm and lovely summer that followed brought on one of the loveliest flowering seasons ever.  Wedding bookings were saved from having to hit the Plan "B" button and market flowers, while later than ever, finally made their way to The Urban Farmchick market table early September. 

Now, with the forecast decent and a little help from frost protection hoop tunnels, here's hoping that we see the end of September and beyond for this flowering season. 

And now, for the first time, with the gardens literally bursting with the flowers, grasses, vines and herbs so carefully seeded, tended and ready for harvest, you can order Fresh Cut Urban Farmchick flower bouquets online (and for delivery - with exceptions).

To all you Urban Farmchick peeps who continue to support my love of flowering and getting dirty, THANK YOU, I really really really appreciate you all!!





Our regular, oh so pretty, Urban Faramchick style market bouquets will continue to be available at market every Saturday, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. but you can also order those online - for pick up only.  

Here's to growing flowers, the good, the bad and everything in-between.