Thursday, January 17, 2013

Snowdrops Blooming-January Birthday Flower

I am trying to keep up with my goal for January and to clean out cupboards, drawers, closets, under beds and wherever I keep things stashed. Not easy as the weather is getting a bit nicer, a bit warmer and it is beckoning me to be outside to work in the garden.

The snowdrops are blooming in the yard and I always associate them with January pushing through the snow in Nevada City. I remembered about having flowers associated with our birthday and looked that up. The flower birthday history is believed to have originated in the Roman Empire. The birthday celebrations included honoring the Roman Gods and decorating their alters with flowers. During Roman birthday celebrations family and friends offered congratulations and brought gifts, the gifts included flowers which started the first traditions and origins of Birth Month Flowers. In case you want to remember what your flower is for your birth month:

January - the Carnation or Snowdrop
February - the Violet or Primrose
March - the Jonquil (aka Daffodil or Narcissus)
April - Sweet Pea or Daisy
May - the Lily of the Valley
June - the Rose
July - the Larkspur or Water Lily
August - the Gladiolus or Poppy
September - the Aster or Morning Glory
October - the Calendula
November - the Crysanthemm
December - the Narcissus

I am dying to show you photos of how my new chicken coop is going, but want to wait until the house is completely finished. Frank works on it a little each day when the weather is the warmest spot to be hammering away. It is going to have a very different roosting rack, I saw it only once in a photo of a new large scale chicken farm and thought it a good idea. As Frank is working on it, the free range chickens keep cruising around it checking it out. It is about twice the size of their old coop, taller, has warming lights for those very cold nights and a place available for a brooder or chick container for when I want to raise my own chickens from the chick stage. They are all going to feel like chicken princesses. Too nice!!!


Holly Hayes2024 said...

Flowers always make an outstanding gift for any occasion. Sometimes you cannot think of a better gift than flowers. Flowers also increase the aesthetic value of your house.

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Windmill Farm said...

So true Holly, who should know better than a flower girl yourself!!! I always thought owning a flower shop would be heavenly, to work around all those smells and beauty all day. But it is a lot of work for sure. Wish you lived closer, I would be buying some flowers from your shop every week!!! Best Wishes from Windmill Farm.