You guys, I’m not sure where the time has gone this year! I can’t believe it’s January already!
I had the best of intentions in 2018. As I scroll through the blog I am reminded that there was so much I wanted to do, so many projects that I wanted to complete. However life happens, and I would have to say that 2018 was a year of transition for us. A year of transition in all aspects of our life, personal, family, business, friendships, church, kids, seasonally, etc. We never know what God has in store for us, and this year was no different. In January when I looked at the calendar I had goals set that I wanted to reach, again both personally and in our business. Some were reached, some were tabled, and some flat out failed. However as the story goes, we pick ourselves up and dust off and keep on moving.
I read a book in December titled, “I Used to be so Organized”. It has been an eye-opener for me, a bit of a reality check of sorts. I have always tried to be organized and on top of things. I like a neat, organized home, I like calendars and To-Do lists, and staying on top of things. When Steve and I decided that I should quit my job to stay at home and help on the farm, over 8 years ago, it was because we planned to have children, and it was one of our major priorities that I stay home with them. That was important to us then, and is still important to us today. With that was the idea that I would keep the home organized and running smoothly, which has had it’s ups and downs as most things do. One of the “transitions” that happened this year was training others to work in the store, to help out when needed. We enlisted the help of Steve’s mother, Wendy, daughter, Hayley, and a family friend, Kylie. The two teenagers alternate working on Saturdays, and have done an amazing job. It gives them both a little spending money, and reinforces customer service and social skills. Wendy helps us out on some Thursdays and Fridays when I am running kids to appointments, activities, meetings, or volunteering at the school and/or church. It’s been great having these lovely ladies to help me out, so I can return my focus to the family, our home and the farm. One of my goals for 2019 in the business is our OFFICE! I want to get things back on track in bookkeeping, organization, social media and this…the blog. I’ve had so many ideas in my head and would like to have the time to follow through on them. So while you may not see me in the store as often, I am busy behind the scenes working this business of ours! And you will still be greeted by some lovely, smiling faces in the store! A win-win!
We are excited to close the door on 2018, and run through the door of 2019! Possibilities are endless, and we are looking forward to God’s leading in our lives this year.
Of course we can’t forget to shout out a big Thank You to all of our amazing customers, to all of you who have followed along as we navigate our life here on the farm! To all of you who support our business, and buy local, straight from the farm. To all of you who come back to visit us time and time again. We appreciate the support, the kind words, the reviews, the word of mouth recommendations, and all the love! We know we wouldn’t be here without all of you..
Sending out wishes for a happy, healthy, safe New Year!