Our very FIRST flowers are planted!
An emergency appendectomy, bad weather, sick kids and some less than ideal weather delayed our planting by a few weeks but by golly, we got it done! I even ended up with more space in my "bulb row" than I thought I'd have so I went ahead and ordered some more! I'm hoping they get here before our ground freezes up.
I've been getting to know some other "flower people" here recently, which has been a lot of fun. Not being the most social person (this may surprise some of you who knew me as a rodeo queen, or maybe not...) making friends is sometimes a bit out of my comfort zone. I'm totally cool talking in front of 300 people or cold calling for work, but for some reason the friend zone is always where my awkward introvert nature shines through.
It's been comforting to learn that there are no perfect ways to be a flower farmer, having no self control when it comes to seed ordering is normal (and seems to be widely accepted, praise the Lord) and the social media feeds of "flower people" are FULL of beauty. No drama, no politics, no negativity. Just them sharing the things that they love and the beauty that comes from nature. I AM IN LOVE.
This weekend we planted seven varieties of specialty tulips and daffodils and I have several more on order. It's hard to know where to start with all of this sometimes, and I find myself second guessing it often. Colton gave me some good perspective today. Even if my flower business flops or for some unforeseen reason I have to abandon the project, the only side effect would be that our property will be full of lovely things for years to come. Not many business endeavors you can say that about.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend, wherever you're reading this from! I also hope you didn't show up to church an hour early today. Our toddler seemed to be the only one who didn't get them memo on sleeping in an extra hour, weird. Anyone else feel like Daylight Savings is not as much of a big deal now that our phones change the time automatically? I remember panicking to make sure I changed my bedroom alarm clock when I was in high school.
Happy November, too! I'm looking forward to a lot of things this month. We are hosting two workshops that have completely sold out (thank you, thank you to everyone who booked!), I have two tradeshows for my day job where they feed you dessert with every meal and Thanksgiving. Need I say more? It's going to be a great month.