As we celebrate the first birthday of our web site, we are also celebrating the start of our 28th year in business. Sometimes we get so focused on the next project, that we forget to look back at how far we’ve come. So we took a quick dive into our trunk of old photos and pulled out these pictures of the property when we bought it in 1990. Talk about a fixxer upper!
Our first year was spent learning about septic systems, hot water heaters, and furnaces; the second year was spent learning about foundations, tree removal, and weddings; the third year was spent learning about running a business while sheet rocking, landscaping, and raising a baby, and so on and so on.
So here we are 28 years later. Two additions and two barns built. Many cherished family members gone and many new ones brought into the world. A pet cemetery filled with newfoundlands, cats, guinea pigs, bunnies, goats, and sheep. Two beautiful babies raised into two beautiful adults. And infinite gratitude for being able to make a living doing what we love to do.
As we look forward to another year, we know this business is not just about the stuff we sell, it’s about the people. Our friends, our family, our pickers, our customers–we thank you all for your moral support, your patronage, your insight, your enthusiasm, and most importantly, for the laughs. Every day is a new adventure for us and we are so thankful to have you all along for the ride.