A Whirlwind Month
I started writing this post Monday evening before the crazy storms knocked me offline. At that point it had been exactly one month since I decided to step off of the cliff and let everyone know about this crazy dream that I am chasing. I will admit that since Monday (only two short days ago) that I have had a few feelings of defeat. The storm whipping and pounding some of our flowers and laying them flat on their sides and having to turn orders and interest down because I am sold out of everything I have right now have left me feeling a little...inadequate...not sure if that is the word I am looking for or not but I also think about the support & outreach that we have had from our amazing community and once again tell myself that this is a huge learning year and am so thankful for that support.
I thought I would give you a little glimpse of what has been happening. This spring we grew multiple varieties and colors of tulips, daffodils, anemones and ranunculus (I just want everyone to know that tulip addictions are real! I am eyeing up some really amazing and unique varieties for next season). There are about seven other types of flowers and foliage's that were direct seeded last fall and we are waiting patiently for them to show their glory. This weekend we will be ripping out the anemone, ranunculus and tulip beds to make way for summer crops. I had hoped we would have flowers for Mothers Day but it is not looking like we will. May is going to be a month of a lot of planting and prep work to make way for an abundant summer!
At this time our farm is not open to the public on a daily basis, we have kicked around the idea of having it open one day a week but are not ready to pull the trigger on that just yet. I do plan to have one or two ladies nights later in the summer.
We have been contacted by several businesses and flower shops who are interested in supporting the local flower movement. I will be posting updates on the locations and availability in the next few months.
However, I am excited to announce that starting in mid June we will be selling our bouquets at Revival Kitchen in Reedsville. Stay tuned to the blog and Facebook for more information!
This is going to be a huge learning year for us in every aspect from growing, marketing and selling to balancing farm, work and family life. Thank you for sharing and supporting this dream with me!