Thursday, May 7, 2009

I'm Back

Where has it gone? Time that is. I blinked and months have gone past. At your request Tinkingbell, I will get my act together again. (by the way Tink, your son did a remarkable job yesterday at the Mothers Day Litergy xx)

We have been feeling pretty smug up till the last week or so. GFC has been happening, and we were getting through relatively unscathed, but no longer. Our customer has advised that no over contract produce will be accepted. This means we will have a fair amount of grown produce going as livestock feed. This is the same for potatoes, carrots and cauliflower. Potato harvest has finished this week, and the harvester is being converted today for carrot harvest to begin on Monday. Cauli harvest is in full swing.

The next seasons philosophy will be to get right back to basics, grow what we have historically grown well, with our preferred customers. No experiments. Pure and simple, try to scale back slightly, so we dont wear out our staff, try to keep morale up, both with employees and ourselves. At the end of the day, if it becomes a chore and we're not enjoying it, we need to be asking why are we doing it! The kids are nagging, madly for Dad to have a day off so we can go to minigolf or ten pin bowling. I think that is planned for this weekend. Mother's Day Weekend.

Happy Mothers day!

1 comment:

  1. And a very Happy mother's day to you too! (How much exactly of your produce can you sell at farmers markets?)

    Have a very happy day - I was so proud of Samuel I almost burst!