Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Year Behind and The Year Ahead!

One of my favorite things about a New Year is the ability to look back over the previous year
and reflect on what did and didn't work and bring that wisdom into the new year.
And that being said, let's look back at the past year on the Boho Farm and some
of the "hits" and some of the "misses".

I organized our farm pantry and made my own labels out of chalkboard paint for my
bulk items.  This has really worked out well, cutting down on packaging and plastics.
I am currently working on some adjustments to my staple pantry items and
will be posting a checklist this month.  This was a hit!

Our First Annual Brunch at the Coop was a huge success. Tickets sold out in 4 days!
We are going to do another this February 11, 10-1pm and includes a farm tour,
fruit tree planting demo, brunch and farm stand.  Purchase tickets here.

Our First Annual Farmers/Flea Market was amazing
with over 700 people coming to our little urban farm.
We will be doing it again Saturday, March 24, 8am to 1pm
We have a few vendor spots left, so if you are interested email us.
Put moulding in my hallway and painted...
I have only wanted to do this for the past 5 years.  Hit!!
The blog and I received a makeover from my friends Diana Elizabeth Photography 

Had a great pick your own fruit and Peach and Apricot Jam making class.
Will do this again, Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10-11:30am. Mark your calendars!

We LOVED video blogging with Chow Bella and
plan to do more video blogging this year.

We had a real life garden disaster this fall and because of this,
we will not garden from mid June till mid September.  The amount of money and work we spent
on water is not sustainable, so we will let our beds rest and go to the farmers market to get
what we need.  big miss but we learned!

Our Tribute to Alice Waters and to 40 years of Chez Panisse was dreamy!
We will be doing another farm to table dinner this spring.

We have been remodeling our kitchen since this summer and I am pleased to
announce that we are finally finished...well except for the tile back splash.
I'll be posting completed photos next week. 
This is a huge hit!  Think of all we can
cook now...yum.

We accomplish so much this year in so many ways and I
look forward to this new year and all it has in store for our
little urban farm.

Are you excited about starting the new year with a clean
slate and adventures yet to be realized?

Me too!

It is going to be a great year!


  1. Just got my tickets for the Feb. 11th brunch! can't wait!
    Stephanie from Sweet Salvage

  2. I am sad that your garden will not be June to Sept/Oct....for that is prime time here, and the land fairly glows...but alas, we must grow to land's time and not our own....

  3. What a year! You have such a beautiful blog. Can't wait to see what is to come in the next year! Happy new year!

  4. Our June to September gardening was roughly the same as yours...only we had the Grasshopper plague on top of the terrible Texas Drought!
    I'm happy to say-- we've been successfully gardening this fall and now on into winter. We have cabbages, carrots, broccoli,onions and today -I noticed blooms on our winter peas AND! brussel-sprouts were noticed peaking out their little green heads! YAY! that excites me.

    I think I'll take advice from YOU the PRO...and let my garden rest during those HOT SUMMER MONTHS...

    looking forward to reading more here at BOHO FARMS!


  5. I have loved taking the journey with you this past yr and can't wait to see what wonderful inspiration you will bring in 2012.

    I vow to find my farmy groove this yr and get serious.

    Blessings Kelsie

    PS: How many days until the goats arrive now ;)

  6. You had a great year! It's so fun to follow what you all are up to at Boho Farm!


  7. I think you may have accomplished the most out of anyone this year! So many great things you did personally and professionally! Looking forward to seeing your finished kitchen pics, it looks so great already!!

  8. I am so excited about this year and it's already going well. It looks like you had a wonderful year aside from the pumpkin thing but then again you do live in a desert. Here's to many more wonderful things for everyone this year!


  9. I've just awarded you the Blog on Fire award. Please check out the link to find out more about it!


  10. Such a great year and so very productive for you. So many wonderful accomplishments! Our year is kicking off with a move in 4 weeks from our 66 acres of country farmland to a 1 acre home in the city. So many changes occurring.

  11. Caroline, Loved your pantry makeover, loo ilk it was a great project. Sorry to hear you had to let your garden die back this year. As a here gardener too that must have been so frustrating to watch. I'm your newest follower and one of the other blogs featured with you by Kelly. Hope you will stop by, Laura - Cottage and Broome

  12. This was a fun tour, and lunch at the coup!?
    Such a perfect way to sum up what we go through as homeowners, hopefully out hits always add up to more than our misses!

  13. Wow - I'm exhausted just reading this! Your pantry looks great and your kitchen - love it!

    Would love for you to link it up to our Imagine the Impossibilities on Jan 31!

    Hope to see you there!

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