A pretty snow is falling this afternoon and we're looking to get 2-4 inches out of this latest bit of winter weather. We try to make good use of this down time, when it is impossible to get outside and start the physical preparations for our 2011 Pumpkin Festival -- planting, weeding, building, cleaning...
Now is the time for aspiring, planning, and promoting. Last week I updated our listings on a few websites and registered for a couple new promotional tools including Google Places. I don't know how much of a difference these types of things make to our visibility, but I figure the more places you pop up on the Internet, the better, right?
I really should be working on filing our 2010 sales tax, but instead I spent the day on the computer again, researching trade organizations and agritourism-related seminars. We're always looking for ways to expand our horizons, learn from others, and be inspired. We're thinking about going to St. Louis in March to the Halloween, Costume & Party show and Halloween and Attractions show. We don't typically do a lot of "Halloween-y" activities but instead focus more on the "farm-y"/agricultural side of the fall season. But, this might shake us up a little and maybe some good ideas will fall out!
Well, I'll head back to those sales tax receipts now... Until next time, stay warm!