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Navigating Change: A Flower Farmer’s Journey of Relocating Our Flower Farm

Remaining hopeful and optimistic as we begin relocating our flower farm.

“Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later.”

– Bob Goff

A week has now passed since I first received the news about our flower farm. Imagine receiving a letter telling you that the place where you’ve poured your heart and soul into won’t be your canvas next year. It’s been a wild ride, feeling like someone pressed the “change-everything” button.

Our flower field this past summer when all the dahlias were in full bloom.

Relocating Our Flower Farm

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we found out on Monday, November 20th, 2023 that our lease for our flower farm will not be renewed for next year. We’ve been given until February 29, 2024 to deconstruct our flower farm, relocate, and return the field to its original state. While we’re devastated by the news, we’re also eternally grateful for the opportunity we’ve had to grow in the field for the past 3 years.

A photo from spring of 2021. This is when we first began using this field for our flower farm. We started with only 12 rows initially. Since then we’ve grown this flower field to 40+ rows of flowers.

This flower farm is just rows of flowers; it’s been our haven. Three years of nurturing these blooms and suddenly, we’re faced with a fork in the road. But you know what? I believe that life’s unexpected turns often lead to surprising adventures.

Looking out at what was once our field of dahlias. We’ve cleared out, stored away all the dahlias, and removed the t-posts. Now we need to still remove the landscape fabric in the pathways.

The future is still a bit of a puzzle right now. But in this whirlwind of change, I’m holding onto hope like it’s my lifeline. Flower farming has taught me that even in the face of uncertainty, hope blooms brightest.

T.J. and Jennifer on Thanksgiving, out in the field cleaning up the rows and preparing to relocate

Sharing This News Of Change With Our Flower Community

Sharing this news isn’t easy, but you’re more than followers; you’re part of this beautiful, blossoming journey. Your support has been like water for our garden – essential and nurturing. I wanted you to know about our current situation, because your encouragement means the world to us.

There’s been no shortage of rainbows in the field as we’ve been digging and cleaning up the field. I’m confident this is a sign of good things to come.

As we navigate this new chapter, I’m gathering your positivity and using it as fuel for the road ahead. Your belief in our journey has been the driving force behind our growth.

Let’s walk this path together, finding new adventures, and planting seeds of hope. Your support has been our foundation, and I’m beyond grateful for each and every one of you. Together, let’s turn this change into something beautiful.

I’m going to do my best to keep a running journal on our website to share the process as we work diligently to unearth our flower farm and return the field to its original state.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for being a part of this journey. This is not the end, just a mere bend in the road.

With sincere gratitude,

Jennifer | Founder and Farmer at The Flowering Farmhouse

P.S. If you are a farmer or have available farm land in Oregon, be sure to check out Oregon Farm Link, a great resource for Farmers and Landowners to connect.

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  1. We send prayers and Thanksgiving to you brave and yet gentle souls. Thank you and yes just a bend in the road before the next bigger and better…Our Father hear our prayer.

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