Welcome Spring! FREE Printable Postcards

Welcome Spring! With free flower postcard printables

 

It’s officially the first day of SPRING!! And even if we have snow on the ground {or possibly more in the forecast} the idea that spring has arrived on the calendar is always welcome here in Alberta! To celebrate, I’ve put together a little collaboration with our farm biz, Happiness By The Acre. Download a FREE set of postcard printables featuring our farm fresh flowers! Print them on white card stock and you’re set to send some happy mail to friends.

 

Happiness By The Acre Flower Postcards ~ Download & Print

Welcome Spring! With free flower postcard printables

 

Happiness By The Acre Postcard Backs ~ Download & Print

Welcome Spring! With free flower postcard printables

*Each post card measures 4″x 6″. Once you print the flower postcard fronts, run the paper through again to print the postcard backs or simply fill in the back by hand, then cut.

 

Wishing you fresh air, warm sun & thawing dirt!

Farm Days: Planning

Farm Days: Planning - Small Farm Life in Alberta - Organic Flower Farm

 

Farmers talk about an “off season” and a “growing season”. And yes, it’s true that there is an “off season” of sorts, I’m finding with each year that our off season is still busy. Busy planning & prepping for the next growing season. In part, it might be because we have been starting our small farm from the ground up. Quite literally. There was nothing already in place to begin our farm except for the land. Not even perimeter fencing or a road. And don’t get us started on the soil itself…

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Flowers for Grandma

I’m back from my little journey down to Colorado for Grandma Rosie’s funeral. Happy to be home, but very grateful for the time to spend with my extended family. This trip can be described by no other word than “priceless”. It was a rare chance to travel with my brother & his wife, to show our love & support to our Grandfather, to meet some of our relatives from Missouri for the very first time, exchange hugs with people we haven’t seen for 20 years. I always cherish the stories my Grandfather tells, this time more than ever. There was a lot of family history that was brought up, things I’ve never known.

My sweet aunts sent me home with some things to remember my Grandma by: her crochet hooks, some unfinished embroidery, the necklace she wore for her 50th anniversary, a charm bracelet with photos of her grandchildren, one of her rosaries, some of her scarves (one still smells like her), a little crochet angora peter pan collar that she made & wore when they lived in Alaska in the 50s, and some other wonderful treasuries.

One of the things we got to help with while we were down in Colorado Springs, was one of the flower arrangements for Grandma’s funeral. My cousin, Shannon, is an incredibly talented floral designer and we had fun following her directions to make this heart-shaped arrangement:

Heart shaped floral wreath

My cousin, made an incredible rosary from roses that hung from the heart. She also did the gorgeous spray and the roses that were placed on Grandma’s casket.

Spray and heart shaped floral arrangements

My aunt made the arrangement with the statue of St.Francis and the wheat & tractor. So perfect for Grandma.

Finished floral arrrangements