What’s bloomin’ now

It is so blasted cold and blustery today.  It snowed for about 20 minutes this morning and then it got hazy and black looking and now the sun is shining.  The weather is crazy!!  I noticed yesterday that the allium, iris and sedum have peeped through the ground and some daffodils and Easter lilies but it’s calling for more winter sleet/snow by Tuesday again.  I so want spring!!!

Allium and iris
Allium and iris
Sedum peeking out from the leaves
Sedum peeking out from the leaves
More sedum
More sedum
Sedum likes the cold, I think.
Sedum likes the cold, I think.

Inside my house though, things are blooming so pretty and very out of season.

This is some type of begonia that is over six feet tall with very delicate blooms.
This is some type of begonia that is over six feet tall with very delicate blooms.
Amaryillus blooms in the spring instead of Christmas.
Amaryllis blooms in the spring instead of Christmas.
These two Christmas cactus bloomed last summer, two weeks before Christmas and started blooming again two weeks ago.
These two Christmas cactus bloomed last summer, two weeks before Christmas and started blooming again two weeks ago.
This is some sort of jade and normally blooms in early to late summer and it started blooming last week.
This is some sort of jade and normally blooms in early to late summer and it started blooming last week.
I have two shamrocks, one purple and one green, in our guest room and they're both blooming.  The purple one has pink blooms and the green one has white blooms.
I have two shamrocks, one purple and one green, in our guest room and they’re both blooming. The purple one has pink blooms and the green one has white blooms.

DSCN4804It might be nasty and cold outside but I do have a little spring season in the house.  It helps keep away the winter blahs!!

Author: countrygirllifeonthefarm

I am a wife, mother, and grandmother that lives on a farm in Craig County, Virginia and I am retired. I love to cook, read, quilt, craft, garden, hunt and take long walks in the woods. I have one gorgeous teen granddaughter, a wonderful little grandson and two beautiful and caring children, boy & girl. I've been married to my farmer husband for 46 years and he's the "love of my life"!! I love doing things the "old" way such as canning, making maple syrup & cider, handcrafts and baking. I've taught myself to crochet, embroider, and quilt with help from my paternal grandmother. I could read until the cows come home. We live off the products we raise and hunt for the most part. We run 75 head of cattle on our farm, 30 chickens, three rabbits and one dog. I help my husband with the cattle, feeding the livestock, hauling in firewood, fence repair, and general maintenance on the farm. I was a stay-at-home mom to my children and then went to work when they finished high school. I was a cook at a School for At-Risk Teens and part-time substitute teacher. Then I started work at our local Farm Bureau and stayed there for 17 years. I worked at Virginia Tech for almost five years and decided to take early retirement in July of 2015. NOW, I'm a full-time farmwife and loving every minute of it! I love to read fiction and the Bible. I'm currently hooked on quilting novels and Annie's Attic mysteries. I started this blog in 2011 and have met so many interesting bloggers and have kept up with my friends through my blog. I love to hunt with my bow and rifle and with a camera. We hunt to fill the freezer and cellar but would never kill anything for the fun of it. I have friends and family all over the United States. Some of my ancestry last names are Bradley, Dickson, Hylton, and Rose. I've lost both of my parents to brain cancer and miss them very much. I have one sister and four living brothers. I was raised in Paint Bank VA and moved to New Castle VA when I married. I went to school in Waiteville, WV, Gap Mills, WV and New Castle Va with a short semester of college at Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke VA.

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