Friday, September 25, 2015

Farm Friday

My space at the Sova Agicultural Experience

Seems like I've been on the move all week. Here's this week's update:

  • Worked at an event that promoted local agriculture and agritourism (Bill worked the farmers' market without me that day). I was approached by one of the local "Big Ag" guys who decided to harass me and essentially mocked what we do. Why? Because he knows we're on the winning side.
  • We had guests at the farm stay and gave them a tour of the farm on Sunday. Enjoyed spending time with them as they are opting out of the corporate life to homestead on a one acre lot.
  • Sold at the mid-week farmers' market - next week is the last one until the spring. As one of the market managers, I need to work on promotion ideas over the winter so that we can grow the market.
  • Submitted an application for the local holiday bazaar. Time to start sewing!
  • Our granddaughter spent a couple of days with us. We were excited to have her as we hadn't seen her all summer (she's a busy girl).
  • Heard Peter Kageyama, author of Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places, speak.
  • Did a lot of thrifting:  2 dresses, 1 pair of shoes, 1 blouse, 1 clutch, 1 necklace. Got it all for about $55. This was because I have a wedding to attend and need something a little warmer since the weather has turned chilly. I let the ladies at one thrift store dress me from head to toe. 
  • Also picked up some household items at a thrift store:  4 Tupperwear containers that match the set I've had for years and a pitcher for the farm stay. All for about $8.
  • Delivered produce to the new farm-to-table restaurant that is having its grand opening tonight.
  • Ran my usual errands a couple of days early since I had to be in town anyway and could avoid driving an extra day.
  • Got the pork back from the processor and inventoried it.
  • Experimented with the "Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day" recipe. Forgot a step so it didn't come out quite right. I like the concept so will try again.
Now it's time to work on the weekly newsletter and get ready for market tomorrow!

Have a great week!

1 comment:

David said...

Cherie, my week was a busy week as well. It was filled with driving elderly neighbors to doctor appointments, hair appointments, grocery shopping, lunch and dinner dates. I also am the chief dog walker twice a day for my cousin until she can settle in to her new management position. Having a healthy 11 year old grandson living with me makes my schedule complete with school and social activities. I do manage to squeeze in a little garden time for myself on occasion. I just like helping others to the point of completely filling up my schedule with other people responsibilities. Every so often I have to just say .... no. (big sigh) I don't like it but I know I have to do it. :-(

Have a great market Saturday.