Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunflower Pickin' at Eckert Farms

Ever since John and I moved to Illinois, Eckert Farms has always been that place we continuously go back to throughout the entire year. You can pick your own vegetables, apples, peaches, pumpkins, Christmas trees.. Well, this past week I found out that you can also pick flowers - zinnias and sunflowers to be exact - so I knew this was something we had to do this weekend.

To pick sunflowers, you have to pay a field access fee of $1.00 per person then each sunflower is a $1.00 a piece. I didn't think that was a bad price for the experience and the sunflowers. They were huge and totally worth it. Who all just said "that's what she said" about the huge part? *raises hand* The selection was pretty sparse, but we still found some good ones!
Note to anyone picking sunflowers: Do not hold your sunflowers together like the picture above. The petals will fall off, and you will be so sad when one of your sunflowers is only half petaled.

We decided to put the sunflowers in an old milk jug (we are guessing milk) that we found at an antique store. I've never put water in it until Saturday, and today I walked to the sink to find a huge puddle of water underneath the jug. I guess that's why it was at an antique store and not being used on a farm anymore.
I love our little kitchen nook area behind our sink. It's so bright and has really pretty sunset views. It makes washing dishes not so bad.

We received the McCartys Pottery gator from a friend of ours back in Mississippi, and we absolutely love it. It reminds John of the Florida Gators (booo Geaux Tigers), and it reminds me of Louisiana - one of my absolute favorite places in the world!

The succulent and pot were gifts from John's mom that came from Eckert Farms. We love how well it fits in with everything - swampy and pretty. This is also our first succulent, and I think it's doing quite well. We've only had two dead leaves thus far, so keep on keepin' on Spud.

The weather is getting cooler here in Illinois, and I'm getting ready to pick out our pumpkins! Cooler weather also means beer, football, and bonfires! Bring on Fall!

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