• Flower Farming - Monthly To-Do List

    What Does a Flower Farmer Do in April?

    Continuing our month-by-month series, today‚Äôs post details all the major tasks on the to-do list for April. Even though winter is (technically) behind us, I always have to prepare myself for a few weather surprises in April, both on the (very) cold side–we’re talking sometimes down into the low teens–and also on the very warm side. April marks the official beginning of our flower farming season to the public since it’s when our first subscription bouquets go out with the first harvested blooms, which are usually daffodils, hyacinths, and early tulips. Out of all the months in our year, April…

  • Flower Farming - Monthly To-Do List

    What Does a Flower Farmer Do in March?

    Continuing our month-by-month series, today’s post details all the major tasks on the to-do list for March. As March is unpredictable and still considered winter, the month is full of all sorts of crazy weather ups and downs. On the sunny, milder days, we’re pretty much always outside taking advantage and doing some kind of work out on the farm. On the days when winter is reluctant to release her grip and snow is falling (or just refusing to melt), there are still plenty of indoor chores to be working on as well. Below is the list of all our…

  • Flower Farming - Monthly To-Do List

    What Does a Flower Farmer Do in February?

    Continuing our monthly series, today’s post is all about some of the expected farm chores for February. While February in our part of the world (Central Utah) is still very much winter, the increasing daylight and closer proximity to the arrival of spring means that flower farming tasks definitely pick up a bit compared to January. There are seeds in our basement, plants in the beds that look like they might have successfully overwintered, and weeds already taking advantage in the high tunnel. Here’s what’s on the docket for the month: Note: There are affiliate links to products and books…

  • Flower Farming - Monthly To-Do List

    What Does a Flower Farmer Do in January?

    You might think that flower farming is only seasonal — that it only lasts from the last frost until the first frost. FALSE. The fact is, flower farming is a year-round profession (regardless of climate or hardiness zone), just simply because there’s so much work to do even in the “off” season. With two full seasons under my belt, I can confidently say that the only “real” break I have happens in December, when I (usually) don’t have much to do with the farm. But the rest of the year, I keep pleeenty busy. Here’s what’s happening on the flower…

  • Goals - Monthly To-Do List

    Early Spring To-Do List (March + April 2020)

    After a long winter where most of the homestead skills happened inside (mostly in the kitchen), we’ve been eagerly anticipating the lengthening days and the return of the sunshine to our valley. Now that we can expect most days to at least hit the 40’s or 50’s in temperature, we’re raring to go on our outdoor to-do list for the year. Here are our plans for early spring (from now until the end of April): Note: There are affiliate links below, which means we may get a small commission on any purchases made through these links at no extra cost…