up on real life, which was put on hold for three months during the
maple syrup season, things are back to normal.
We are still up at the farm at least once a week. We stay busy with
the syrup all year with our wholesale customers and mail orders. We
also meet people at the farm by appointment if they want to pick up
their order instead of shipping. Robert and I live about 30 minutes
away so it’s not a bad drive at all. The grass is growing. If it dries
out enough by this weekend, Robert and Mason plan on mowing everything
while I bottle a round of syrup. Every year after the festival, our
fields look like muddy soup. Every year we think that the grass can’t
possibly come back, but it does.
Mason and I made a huge delivery trip on Thursday last week. We left
the house at 9:30am and didn’t get back until 11pm. Talk about a long
day. We delivered to Nashville House, Bloomingfoods, and Brown County
Winery in the Bloomington/Nashville area. We had a banana split
together at the little ice cream shop in Nashville and Mason got more
on himself than in his mouth, but we had fun. We also made deliveries
at Green Bean, Pogues Run Grocery Store, Good Earth Natural Foods, and
Traders Point Creamery in Indianapolis. Mason fed the ducks and had a
great time. About halfway home he had an absolute meltdown because he
wanted spaghetti. We made a late pit stop for some spaghetti, at 9pm –
the joys of a 2 year old. I can’t complain though. He’s great in the
car and he’s my big helper.
We went on our first camping trip of the year over the weekend. We
went to South Harrison Park, which is right outside of Elizabeth
Indiana. We had a great time. We all got a little sunburned and ate a
lot of junk food. The park has an awesome sandbox and several nice
playgrounds. We also rode bikes and colored on the campground road
Check back for more updates soon. We plan on having an open house
weekend in May after the weather dries up!