All I can say is thanks for the chance to start a new chapter. Our harvest is over, the apples are chillin' in the cooler, our customers have bought all the pie squash to make pumpkin pies for their families and many of the apples have gone to good homes as well. It really feels like a time of change. Gary has all the fields covered with winter rye, the high tunnels are without their plastic cover so they can handle any snow that comes, and the barn is nice and warm with a wood stove that really makes it cozy. People are thinking about how to entertain all the guests that are sure to come this week, and they are looking to us to help.
I love the pace of the next few weeks..we're just getting ready for holiday gift baskets but no pressure yet to assemble and ship. We even have some fun items on the agenda this year, like a centerpiece workshop using greens from our yards. Now that is something we can all enjoy making and using.
Mike will have some time off from school so we can do some fun projects at home as well. We are always thankful that we have the best customers anyone could ask for. I don't know of many jobs where people share their great recipes and stories with you every day. Someday I'd like to assemble a recipe book with all the tasty, time tested recipes that have been shared with us.
Well, I'm off to plan my pies for Thanksgiving dinner. It's been a while since I had time to spend in the kitchen playing. Can't wait.