The weather has reached the chilly stage here in Southern Illinois but not as cold as the winter days up North. Today was probably one of the colder mornings with a heavy layer of frost and as I glanced out the window I was able to catch this fantastic photo of .... Rudolph?? How perfect on Christmas Eve!
My first selling season with an online shop has been exciting and quite a learning experience. I have joined in a Huge After Christmas Sale that will be taking place starting the day after Christmas and running through the 31st. Everything in the Growing Phases Farm Shop will be at 15% off during this time. Now we develop a business plan for 2012 and formulate a plan for all the upcoming holidays - Valentine's Day is next!
I did plant some flower seeds indoors this past week even though it is very early! Several flower seeds take a long time to germinate and grow rather slow ... lavender being one so I set them up under our grow lights and will watch for them to sprout. Along with English Vera, I also purchased some Lavender Munstead since I read this is more fragrant. I am also awaiting the arrival of 2 bee books I ordered from Amazon. We have plans to start several hives and harvest honey and possibly beeswax ... another item for my new shop!
Wishing Everyone a Joyful and Relaxing Holiday weekend!