“Stop to smell the roses”, or in my case take some time to enjoy the farmDREAM and find a healthy balance between work and play. I make a point after a hard day of work at the farm to end the day with a little reflection on what has been accomplished. There are always chores to be done, but as I have gotten older I am working on taking breaks to “stop and smell the roses”.
I had successfully weeded the entire garden and it was bursting with emerging plants, but it needed something more. I decided to create some easy plant markers to add a little pop of color and try a beginners art project for the not-so-artsy. I purchased some outdoor paint from Michaels and utilized some rocks that were in a pile on the farm. You could also use bricks, garden pavers, or wood. Make sure to allow the paint to dry on the painted surface for 12 – 24 hours. This project was so fun and simple, and I think it will be a fun project for my nieces the next time they are at the farm!