Life on Berry Lane in Heron Lake might be hectic when June hits, but for the Schumacher family, life and their strawberries are pretty sweet.

The consuming darkness of winter makes the nights seem endless. People snuggle down and stay in because after the sun goes down there isn’t much to see.

They arrived at Ferguson’s Floral and Garden Center having left differing Saturday morning routines behind. All shared a similar objective: to craft their own beautiful holiday wreath.

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?In the lane, snow is glisteningA beautiful sight, we’re happy tonightWalking in a winter wonderland”