I’m excited to let you know that I have an opening date for my new store – May 22nd! Our governor is allowing retail stores to open starting May 11th, but since there were some things I simply hadn’t been able to do yet, I couldn’t be ready by then. Things will be different because of the pandemic, but I feel comfortable opening up now, even though I’m sure we’ll start out slowly. Our area has not been too hard hit by this, but that’s partially because of our smaller populations, I think, and because people have been staying home more (I think…..I know I haven’t been much of anywhere other than home and my shop).
I still have a lot to do before May 22nd! Therefore, things will probably be pretty quiet here on the blog for the next 2-3 weeks, because I really need to focus on getting the store ready to go. Once we get settled into our new routines, we’ll be back!
I may do a short post here or there if time allows, so you can see Luke’s sweet face, or if I have some farm news I can’t wait to share (hint: we think one of our hens is ready to try hatching some eggs! Paws crossed, they’ve fooled us before!). By the way, our hen Martha who was attacked by the fox is still hanging in there. She seems to be making some progress even though it is very slow, and we’re still worried, though hopeful, about her.
The chicken coop finally got its spring clean-out, though we’re still waiting for that true spring weather (maybe this week?). You may have seen on Facebook that we had snow again last Saturday! Enough already, really. If I didn’t have my store to focus on, I’d really be having a hard time keeping my chin up between the pandemic and the weather. I know I’m not alone in that.
We hope everyone else is hanging in there too, and that things can get slowly get back to normal soon. We’ll be checking in on everyone, even though we may be a bit quiet when we visit. 😊
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M. K. Clinton says
I know you are going to be a huge success! There is nothing better than living the life you dreamed of! Congratulations!
It’s just so nice to enjoy going to work every day! 🙂
Edith Chase says
Good luck! Sending healing thoughts to Martha.
With my unreliable blogging schedule, I miss so much! We hope Martha hangs in there. And that the opening of your store starts off strong as word gets around about the awesome items you’re selling!
How exciting! Good luck with your grand opening; that sounds like a LOT of work! Maybe you could sneak us a picture or two without much comment. It will be historic for you, so of course you’ll take lots of pictures, right? Keep those chickens happy – hatching chicks from your hens sounds like a (maybe?) easier proposition than working with the incubators. I’m glad to hear that Martha is recuperating, if slowly.
Yeah, we’ll see on the hatching of chicks, our Mama seems determined but I worry about her not eating and drinking enough.
Bell Fur Zoo says
How exciting!! Wishing you all the best of luck on your opening 🙂 So glad Martha is doing a bit better and yay for baby chicks!!!!
Jenny @ Bell Fur Zoo
Good luck! I am so excited for you. I love Luke’s eyes so an occasional photo would be great!
Sending healing thoughts to Martha.
Thank you! I’m missing Luke myself these days, it’s an adjustment not being home with him all the time, but things are finally settling in so we’ll have another post and some photos soon!
Tails Around the Ranch says
Congratulations! So excited for you and wish you all the best. Healing digital clucks being sent to Martha.
Thank you! Martha is still doing well!
Ellen Pilch says
Wishing you the best of luck with the store. Someday when the virus is behind us, I hope to visit the store in person.
I would LOVE that!!
The Island Cats says
Wishing you lots of luck!
LLB in Our Backyard says
So excited for you!!!
Brian Frum says
We can wait to hear about your store opening. We sure hope Martha will be okay, we’re cheering her on.
Martha is still doing well, thank you!
JoAnn Stancer says
That is wonderful, congrats
Caren Gittleman says
Wishing you TONS and TONS of good luck!!! Your shop will be amazing, I am sure of it!
Susan from Bucks County Pennsylvania says
That is good news – give us updates on what you are doing with your store – how exciting!!
Still have my fingers crossed for Martha.
She is still doing well, so thank you!! ♥
You’ll be missed by me, but you need to do what you need to do. I can always come over just to look at past posts of Luke for my Luke fix.
Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.
Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug to you and smooches to my main pup Luke. ♥
we wish you lots of success and many many happy customers!!!
Glad to hear you can get your store opened up. We know you will do great because it is something you love.
We hope your new store does wonderfully. How we wish we lived closer. We continue to send Martha lots and lots of healing vibes!
Hope your store opening will be wonderful and that all will go as planned. Hope the weather cooperates too!
See you soon!
And POTP to Martha!