Buffalo Boss Babe: Christy Muck
Let me start out by saying Christy is a straight up bad ass Buffalo Boss Babe. This woman farms like a true boss.... I have watched her make an amazing flower arrangement with her eyes closed and a cup of coffee in her hand ( No Seriously).
Christy Muck is the owner of Wild Blossom Hollow. She is a local flower farmer and organically inspired designer in her hometown of Forestville N.Y. She started Wild Blossom Hollow in 2014, and what started as a hobby has turned into an ever blossoming farm and design studio.
Every flower on her farm is naturally grown from seed, bulb, bare root or plant. That in itself is amazing and some serious work everyday. There are absolutely no chemicals used in the growing process and her lady hens are her bug catchers.
We asked Christy some questions about hopes, dreams, life and so much more....
What made you start or brought you to where you are today? Tell us your story and what makes you a Buffalo Boss Babe.
C: I could answer this question by telling you an extremely heartfelt story if why I chose to be a flower farmer/floral designer, but I am currently teaching my 6 yr old that speaking the truth is best. ;)
Several years ago, as a stay at home mom with 3 kids under the age of 3 I was desperate for a way to release my energy other than cleaning up toys and changing diapers. I started to feel trapped inside my very busy home that was run by these mini human who screamed mom at all hours of the day. I started to feel like I wasn't me, that somehow my new identity as mom had taken over every part of my being. I started to feel my days roll right into one another and started to more alone than I ever have even though I was surround by the 3 amazing kids who I loved more than anything and who loved me just as much. I started packing my crew up and we headed outside and I started a little perennial garden. They would play and I would plant. At night I started researching and then after the last little headed to school I took a leap of faith in myself and started Wild Blossom Hollow. So much has changed since I planted my first plant, especially my inner self.
Who are your favorite people to follow?
I love to follow other women who are either flower farmers, designers, artist and photographers
What are your favorite things to do in the area (Buffalo and greater WNY)?
Well since I am about 50 mins outside the city I love going on hikes in our back woods in WNY, hitting up local coffee shops such as @uppercrustbakery as well as sometimes head into the city for an adventure with the family.
Tell me about your favorite collaborations or a dream collaboration?
I love working with local photographers and have worked with @belleideephotography & @jessicajayjames in the past. My true dream would be to work with world renounced floral designer.
If you could have coffee with anyone in the world who would it be?
My husband...alone on the front porch
What are your hopes, dreams, goals? Big or Small.
My dream is to someday create a local floral shop that has an attached cutting garden. I want to bring more people out to our fabulous little town. ( Fun fact Christy and I live in the same small town and found each other by chance! )
Tell us about your family a bit ( 2 or 4 legged ) ?
We basically have a mini farm.
Me, my husband Ben, 3 kids Iris, Troy and Finn. 3 dogs, 3 cats and 12 chickens.
This part is our Feel Good Five :)
Food: Chocolate Ice Cream
Super Power: Laughing
Season of the year: Winter... Seriously.
Raise your hand if you just want to swim in her fields of flowers. Christy is such an amazing lady working hard everyday & a true Buffalo Boss Babe!!!!! feel free to send her some love note and good vibes and be sure to give her a follow on Instagram @wildblossomhollow and on Facebook!
Until next time!!!!! #girlpower
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