September 22, 2015
We have made a store. We are this close to opening our cheese shop and yarn store. Grand opening will be in a month. Soft opening as we can. The electrical inspection passed today. The next few inspections will fall into place, the coffee machine connected and put into use, and the cheese ready to sell. The yarn shelves are full and beautiful. All is so close.
We have spent 9 months stripping and tearing into a building built in 1910. The old girl looks good, much better than when we started.
The walls came down and the floor was patched, the electrical all made new. I can’t even begin to think about all that has been done. New walls, new ceilings, the skylights are being reworked, the creamery has a new floor with a center drain. The Front has been painted a beautiful gray and red brick color. All with so much help and encouragement! I will have more pictures soon. We have come so far with so much help and so much enthusiasm from our community we are Thankful and blessed to be here.
Jess is back with us and will be in charge of cheese sales. Kathy Green is our partner in the Yarn store and has been busy building inventory and readying all the product for the move to the new facility.
We feel we have once again made it to Base Camp. Each new venture and each new turn in our lives reveals what is left of the mountain to climb. it has been a fantastic hike. Beauty all around, some steep and tough parts, sometimes we felt like we were coasting along. More to come, but for now, rest and recovery and a small glimpse into the crazinesss of this year. All of this was not possible without good farm help, wonderful friends, and a supportive community!