October has been incredibly busy with harvest, fundraising orders, schools tours, pressing apple juice, baking, and hosting Pumpkin Festivals at the farm. So busy, it seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. The end of October means the end of our market season. We will close at 5pm on October 31.
This brings many mixed emotions for our family ranging from sheer delight to sadness. Bob fights hard not to go into a slump as he loves the action and meeting people from all over the world. Dora will miss all the action out her window and the time she spends in the bakery making all those amazing slices we offer. Kevin & Lance are grateful the harvest is complete, I know they are feeling relief, as well as gratitude and are both looking forward to having more time with their precious little ones. Tom and I too are so grateful. We had a great harvest and a great team to work with. We are looking forward to a more flexible schedule to spend more time with friends and family (especially the grandkids) and just build some “down” time in our lives.
Closing October 31 does not mean the end to the work, it’s just a different kind of work.
Our staff team is reduced to approximately 15 and that in itself simplifies life. We will be busy this winter with pruning, making preserves, buying new items for the gift shop, maintenance on equipment and building and a host of other jobs.
We love our jobs, we love the different seasons and we love the challenge each new year brings. Thanks for your support in this past season, before you know we will be planting seeds in the greenhouse and getting ready for our May 1 opening.
Have a wonderful winter and hopefully you enjoy it as much as we do!
See you in the spring,
(For the family)
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