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Snow, snow, snow!!

It's no lie that the midwest has been hit hard by snow within the last couple of weeks and Ohio has been no exception. Personally during winter I prefer snow anyway to muddy/grey/gross conditions. Even throughout winter I try to make an effort in spending time outdoors, but 12 inches of snow has made it difficult! Where we live is pretty flat so there aren’t any hills close by for sledding; thus you kind of have to make up your own activities.

Besides the usual binging of Netflix ones does in unfavorable weather conditions, I have done some baking, cleaning, and seed starting this winter. Starting and planning for the upcoming flower season always tests my patience as a flower farmer. It's the time to determine what flowers you're wanting to harvest 3-6 months from now. I have ordered quite a few perennials to start this year ( Baptisia, nepeta, and lavender) and have started seeds for Eucalyptus, sweet peas, and snapdragons. Pictures below are of some Eucalyptus, Sweet Peas and snapdragons we grew last year.

Besides the loathing that accompanies my seed starting we've also been trying to avoid cabin fever! My 12 year old daughter and I have been making these ice wreaths pictured below. They are EXTREMELY simple. Add water to a Bundt pan and include any cut fruits or veggies that you may have laying around. Place outside and let it freeze! I then place the bottom of the pan in hot water to loosen the ice, and then tie some string around and hang on a tree! When your wreath melts the birds can enjoy a snack! If that's not easy entertainment for a child I don't know what is!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out our blog this month! Within the next month or two it's hard to believe we will have FLOWER updates! <3

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