First of all, I went back to college in 2013 and am now in my fourth semester of studies with a 4.0 gpa which I hope to keep up!
It has been a labor of love to keep the stock fuchsias and other plants going while I both work and go to school. But they are all alive and if all goes well then this March I will finally, after four years, have the time, the means, and the plant material to make all the cuttings necessary to get the nursery running again.
Meanwhile, I made over 2,000 lavender wands last summer (2014) and only have a couple hundred left. So once again, I will be sold out long before I can make more. And this year, the field of lavender is twice the size as it was last year. Who knows how many I will be able to make this coming summer! Income from these wands is vital to restarting the nursery.
And I confess that I have also been learning how to do something I have been wanting to learn since I was a little girl and made figurines out of mud to dry in the sun and paint. I have been learning ceramics. I am a long way from being "good" at it, but I have begun to list some of the results in a new Etsy.com store called "CatDancingArtStudio."
There is a new link listed to the right now. I hope you will check it out!
And trust me, as soon as I have fuchsias to sell again, I will be shouting it from the rooftops and posting photos here in my blog!