|Welcome to S&J Herbs & Heirlooms!|
Stacey began showing me around and explained that she had planted, among many other things, 260 tomato plants! "Where does she find the time?", I'm thinking to myself. Squash, blueberries, basil, chives, mint, chard, onions and so on down the list. Is there anything this girl doesn't grow?
|Watering new plants|
Stacey and her husband have a great love for nature and it is evident in everything they do. Although they cannot call themselves officially "certified", they do not use any types of pesticides or sprays of any kind. A quick look at her face as she explains it says it all, "I just look at these birds out here and say no, I'm not doing it." She uses alternatives like coffee grounds on newspaper to keep out weeds.
|Looks like dirt, but it's coffee|
|Diakon Radish Ready to go to Market|
|Stacey & Jeff's "Labor of Love"|
As the tour ends, we end up back in the front of the house looking at all the beautiful flowers that have been at the property for 20 years or so. Then one little Gerber Daisy sits by the front door, purchased at this year's Gladstone market. I can see that it has found a great home here with people who love the environment, nature and most importantly LOVE what they do.