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Adam O'Neal  Farmer, artist, healer of soil, cutter of flowers, and eater of food. Tending 20 acres nestled amongst the covered bridges of Madison County, Iowa.

http://www.pepperharrowfarm.com/

It's blooms like these that make sleepless 100 hour week grinds worth it. Farming isn't easy but social media can sometimes make it look that way when you see everything at its best. The truth is that farming has a lot of failures but it's how you handle them that defines your farm's future. The only attention I choose to give them is the opportunity to learn because many of the successes we have on the farm are built on mistakes and learning from them. Dwelling on the negatives is of zero value and keeps you from moving forward. It's all farming though and farmers are a tough lot who know it's not always rainbows 🌈 and lollipops 🍭. It's a job and we love it. ❀️ #sleepwhenyouredead 😴 #lifetimelearner 🌈
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Lamest bug ever. Damn their souls to hell for eating our roses and dahlias. πŸ”₯And yes, I was softly humming to myself like a psychopath while arranging these into a pattern to photograph. 😳#japanesebeetle #invasivespecies #flowerfarm #farmlife #bugs #iowafarm

I don't always arrange flowers but when I do I prefer to drink multiple Dos Equis. We're taking the evening off and I get to stretch my brain with some creativity. I rarely have time to arrange flowers these days so this will probably be my only arrangement of the year. Maybe. I saw this puke green vase on the shelf and said "yep, totally mine". #dudesandblooms 🌸
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Some Pantone color of the year bouquets heading out the door. βœ¨πŸ’š
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Second round soon to bloom. Just not too long ago this was ranuncs and weed free. The weeds have since come into their own. 🌸
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Out for deliveries with @pepperharrow_flowers. These pair well with a sunshiny Friday for sure. 🌻
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When you leave the farm for a week πŸ˜³βœ‚οΈπŸ’
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Taking a mid season break from the farm to visit Scotland with @pepperharrow_flowers. It's taken a small army of farm help and lots of points and miles to make this happen but have been so inspired by all the gardens we've seen on this trip. We're looking forward to bringing that inspiration back home with us and making changes and awesome additions to the farm. Cheers to the future!
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I think we have enough. Many hours being spent harvesting the beauties. Loving the color!
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Zinnias remind me of a time in my life when I was 3. It was so long ago but I remember it vividly because it was a challenging time for me and my family.
We had just moved to Michigan and our next door neighbor was retired and an avid gardener. He had a huge garden that he would let me "help" him work in. The garden had a long thick row of zinnias that were absolutely covered in butterflies. πŸ¦‹He would let me spray the hose in the air raining down on the zinnias creating a beautifully crazy whirlwind of butterflies. I was over there any chance I could get and he took me in with the utmost kindness and generosity. He was really good to me and my family.
Well, my mom awoke one day from a well deserved mom nap to find that I was no where to be found. She panicked and started a frenzied search. She found me alright, I had wandered out of the house and was over in Mr. Tooke's garden spraying the zinnias with the hose.
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We're celebrating American Flowers Week so it's a great time to get out there and support your local flower farmer. We'll be at the @dtfarmersmarket tomorrow so come out and see us and get some of the beauties while they last!
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It's a sunflower bonanza on the farm! Instead of a farm truck to haul flowers we have a farm hatchback. 🌺 πŸš— πŸ˜‚
It's #americanflowersweek and @pepperharrow_flowers and I are helping @myslowflowers bring awareness to the #slowflowers movement and local flower farmers growing stellar blooms all across the American landscape. This week is a great time to get out there and show some love for your local flower farmer.
Our market booth is going to be awash this weekend in beautiful sunflowers that looked like they were just picked from a Van Gogh painting. Come see us this weekend at the @dtfarmersmarket for some 🌻 and other lovely summer blooms. 🌻
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