Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Maple Hill Hop 101

Maple Hill Hop

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
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This past Saturday was our community-wide yard sale.
The weather was just about perfect.
We've already downsized quite a bit
because of our home being on the market,
but we found a few things to part with.

There were some Florida-friendly plants for sale.
These are volunteers that have popped up,
or plants that needed dividing anyway.
Why not share the goodness?

These flax lilies add a nice bit of brightness with their variagation.
They have delicate blue flowers when in bloom.
This process has me thinking that when we relocate,
one homestead project I could start right away
is to begin a native nursery on our property.
When we first moved to Central Florida 10 years ago,
it wasn't easy to find natives.
I plan to jump right into that type of gardening 
when we relocate to North Carolina.
Besides,  working from home suits me.

These crape myrtle starts keep popping up all over the backyard.
Only one of these got sold, 
but I plan to put them on Craig's List.
If they don't sell, we'll do another plant giveaway.

Our daisy totes were up for sale too.
We're starting to think about other venues where they can be locally marketed.
As you can see by the first picture,
these have been getting made by the dozens.
It's a relaxing hobby, 
and it offers another source of income for our family.
This is another idea we're forming about me getting to work right away when we move.
I will probably set up a booth at a local farmer's market.

Overall, we didn't make much money,
but it was fun and we got to chat with a lot of nice folks.
It was great experience for Lil' Guy too.

What's happening in your neck of the woods?
HOP to it!



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