We recently submitted our paperwork to the state and received our confirmation. We're official!
We know many of you are wondering what we are doing, so here is an overview of The Common Milkweed. We are creating a business with many facets because that's who we are and what inspires us. If you've read this blog for any period of time, you know we love nature and want to help our planet in any way we can so a big piece of our business will be native plants. We are starting small, but over time will offer many different native plants of the Midwest.
Where will we sell? As of right now, we will sell from our place in Morrow County, OH, online at our website (coming soon!), The Dawes Arboretum Handmade Goods Market in late fall, and a few mid-summer/fall Clintonville Farmer's Markets. We may expand this list and will post any new additions when we know them.
What inspired this transition? Quite a range of factors really, but here's a synopsis.
1 - We love to be together.
2 - We love to be outdoors.
3 - We love to grow plants.
5 - We love to hike and explore.
6 - We want to be in charge of our time and our schedules.
These past few years we've met a handful of people living alternative lives and this answered a call in our hearts we couldn't really explain until that moment. A friend from high school wrote a thought for me on a mix tape long ago and it said: "Reject Conventionalism and LIVE." That spoke to me then even though I didn't really understand why. There are many ways to live and we know this path isn't for everyone, but this is the path we choose to create the life we want. Afterall, it's our one and only precious life!
Thanks to our parents who taught us we can do anything we set our minds to and to our dear friends who engaged in those conversations that ignited the fire! Here's a few resources that help(ed) inspire us:
The Good Life Lab & Holy Scrap Hot Springs
How to Quit Working Show
Extra Pack of Peanuts
And I Shall Have Some Peace There
The Dirtbag Diaries
Cybermonk's Thought of the Day