What happened to the time?!! I have the winter off from farmers market and always make great plans for what I want to get done………..and do I actually achieve those plans? Well, this year, kinda…….better than previous years. I did get my desk redone into a very nice L shape with the computer and “gear’ on the new leg. My main desk is a 36″ door on two two-drawer file cabinets. The new leg is a 28” door hung off the wall on one end and the other end on another two-drawer file cabinet. Makes a huge desk – now I just have to clean the main desk off!!
I also cleaned out a terrific amount of “stuff” in both the bakery and my “office” and took it to the community garage sale – did very well!! Glad to see it go. Got lots more to box and sell! We’re really fortunate in this area to have a community garage sale at the local fairgrounds twice a year – spring and fall. It has gotten to be a huge community event, so sales are brisk and it’s a great way to unload stuff without having a garage sale at home – we have very limited parking here, so makes it easier to do it at the fairgrounds!
I also take a jewelry class – I’ve been doing this for 7 years and so I’m in the advanced, advanced class – I ususally take my class with the beginners so I answer questions if the teacher is occupied with someone else. The class for me is like studio work. In the winter, my studio is just too cold to work in at times. Now that spring is kind of here (this is the Pacific Northwest – snow, sleet, hail, rain, and sun yesterday!) I’ll be working more in my studio. But I have accomplished a lot in class over the winter. I’ve built my inventory up for market sales. Watch for my flickr site of the same name, hot out of the oven, for jewelry pictures. Just started the stite, so won’t have pictures up for a week or so.
Today is the first day I start baking again for market – since last fall. I always look forward to market opening – it’s like spring – everything is new again. This year I’m selling in one market one day a week and one market one day a month. Will give me more time to work in the produce and flowers. And also more time to bake products more specific to the needs of my customers. I think I won’t feel so pushed as I have in the past. This is my 25th year in farmers market and I want to slow down a little and enjoy it!!
This picture is from the Tumwater Famers Market. I’m not selling there this year as it’s on Wednesday and our local market is on Friday. Just not enough time to bake for the Friday market!! I’ll have more pictures of market and the farm as the season goes on.
Soooooo…………………off to the bakery!!