It’s that time of year where we are all looking ahead to a blank canvas of the new year. We start filling it up with things we need to do such as doctor appointments and things we want to do like vacations and trips. We end up with lots of plans for the upcoming year. The proverbial wisdom does holds true - failing to plan is planning to fail.
The first part of planning for your year should be to set a goal. What do you want to accomplish? Are you starting something new or continuing with a goal you are already working on? I like to set SMART goals.
I ask myself if my goal is . . .
What does this have to do with flower farming?
Now during the dead of winter when I want - no NEED sun and flowers, I’m looking ahead to the spring and planning what my garden and farm will look like. Here is where my goals come in. Is there a new flower I want to grow? Did my family like the selection of veggies we grew last year? Is there a companion plant or beneficial plant I can grow to help with pests? These all help me with my planning.
One of my goals this year is to connect with each of you - through my blog Petals+More, chatting while you visit our u-pick fields, posts on our Facebook and Instagram pages, or just a text. I want to find out more about you. Tell me about your hopes and dreams, your children and grandchildren, what our flowers mean to you, the struggles you have and how we can help you, your favorite ways to use our flowers, your favorite recipe or book . . . the sky is the limit. I want to get to know you. And I’m looking forward to it!
Drop me a comment or message to let me know more about you as well as questions you would be interested in having answered or topics you would like to learn more about. They can be flower farming related or not. I’ll include some of them over the year.