Beautiful things.

Today, we invited all of our old neighbors and all of our new neighbors to Apricot Lane Farms for a day of swimming, BBQ and general barnyard shenanigans.  We had a great time, and though I planned on talking to you tonight about an incredible trip we took to Benziger Biodynamic Vineyard in Sonoma with our Biodyanmic consultant Alan York, I am too beat and will be heading to bed for a long autumn slumber.  However before I do, I wanted to share with you a few pictures of the most beautiful flowering cactus I’ve ever seen.  Our gardener, Maria, found this one day and encouraged us to check it out first thing in the AM, before the daylight makes the flowers close.  It is magnificent.  The latest gift the farm has given to us.  Enjoy…


xo –

Organic Spark


  • Don Lehman

    Happy to see all the healthy bees!

    September 19, 2011
  • Karen

    Incredible photography! Beautiful flower and the busy bees…I’m so happy you took your gardners advice and got up early to take a look. Thanks for sharing! Blessings!

    September 19, 2011
  • Dad

    OK, tell the truth. Those are pet bees that posed for the pictures.

    September 19, 2011
  • Mom

    Wow, I love Maria even more. What a tip. What a gift. And such happy little bees. But thank you for giving the farmer a good, long autumn slumber last night. Waiting will make next week’s post even better…sweeter.

    September 19, 2011
  • Beautiful! I want to come over for some barnyard shenanigans.

    September 19, 2011
  • My family and I had such a great day at your new digs. Wow – Molly – over the year I have really seen your dreams come true. From your trip to Europe last year to this sprawling estate with the most lucious greens that man has to offer. You inspire me!

    September 20, 2011
  • Gorgeous pics!

    September 22, 2011
  • More sheep-I love it! How did our goat udder surgery go-ok I hope. Didn’t hear anything so I am thinking no news is good news? Need me to come remove sutures and oogle the new sheep?

    October 6, 2011

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