We are genuinely lucky to be such good friends with Dylan and Nathan, who operate an heirloom poultry and vegetable operation in Bellville, Ohio, called Ester Run Farm. Dylan’s lifelong passion for the garden and his chickens and his waterfowl are so apparent every time you talk to him. He’s emphatic and encyclopedic and I […]

Kitchen, Poultry

Cooking with Heirloom Poultry

One of my favorite scents of springtime (and there are many, trust me) are the beautiful, fragrant, Italian sweet Violets. These violas have been bred to have intense fragrance (think *purple candy*), with beautiful coloring. I’m growing these to try and get long enough stems to add into corsages and posies for our wedding work. […]

Floral Design, Flower Farming, Kitchen

Sweet Violets