Seeding, seeding, seeding!
Growing up, I worked on many farms. I've spent summer after summer in hot greenhouses doing everything I could do get through a what seemed to be a never-ending seeding chart. SEEDING. IS. TEDIOUS. & in the midst of all that's going on on the farm in the summer, generally is one of the more boring but necessary tasks to complete. Yet when the season ends and winter is in full force, seeding is a little piece of farmer-heaven. I can't even express how much I have missed having dirt in my finger nails! No matter how many times I seed I am still mesmerized by the miracle that transforms that little seed into a plant. The past couple weeks I have begun seeding trays of poppies, stock, calendula and foxglove. In the midst of my chaotic weeks juggling work, and school and babysitting 6 little ones, seeding has been my rare moments of grounding and peacefulness. It is so pleasant knowing after putting your energy into something in return it will give so much back. So exciting watching the Shirley Poppies sprout knowing how beautiful they will compliment arrangements for a May wedding I have booked. Now these little babies just have to keep growing and I have to manage not to kill them! Just keep seeding, just keep seeding!