My week ended with buckets and buckets of flowers. Not a bad way to wrap up a week on the farm, eh? My husband’s cousin commissioned us to do flowers for her wedding and so I was making sure he had the most beautiful and diverse flowers to choose from. After finishing wedding arrangements I spent another several hours arranging for markets. My eyes started to get a bit blurry after hours of mixing flowers in bunches. I definitely need more practice in order to make the process smoother and more efficient.

The most enjoyable bit were the bouquets and boutonnieres! They seemed to hold up quite well during the wedding and the event was a beautiful success overall!

Even though the flowers went pretty smoothly, I still learned quite a bit from the process. I’m excited to increase our cut flower production in 2013 and be able to do more events. Because we are so small and intensive, cut flowers offer a great value-added option for our farm income without requiring much additional acreage.

It is so rewarding to see how people light up when they see a bouquet they love. Seeing joy and delight on customers faces is quite a treat and is often different with flowers than vegetables.

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