Today was a cool day for the farm. We bought our employee's bus for use at markets... and it's fabulous. AND, thanks to the help from Dylan's dad, we got a great deal on a glass front cooler for the farm store! This will allow us to be open 7 days a week (self serve every day... but we will also have a live person there on Saturdays!!!)... and offer items like local milk, along with our vegetables. We will also be stocking local bread and coffee. Very exciting. More on this to come soon!
To get the glass front here was no easy task. I found a GREAT deal on a 3 door glass front. The only problem was... it was located an hour south of Boston. Lucky for us (not so much for Dylan's dad, Wilson) we had a contact in Boston that was able and willing to put his life at risk to deliver it to our farm.
On a very windy day, in a very tiny truck, Wilson drove this glass front cooler a very long way to help us out. The fun didn't stop once it arrived at the farm. We had to load the cooler onto the forks of the tractor (in the wind) then drive it around to the BACK of the farm store (because it wouldn't fit in the front door, by inches). The road that Dylan created to the back door was bumpy, snowy and partially muddy. This relocation consisted of Dylan on the tractor with Wilson and Alan on either side "guiding" the cooler, and Dylan, to make sure we didn't drop it. At one point, I literally had to go in the house because I was a nervous wreck.
Once the cooler was delivered to the back door of the farm store safely, they then had to get it in. This took some time because we literally had INCHES to play with. There were lots of directions being yelled to Dylan by several sources. "Up!", "No, go down!", "To the right just a bit!", "TOO MUCH"..... this went on for almost an hour. Or maybe more. I seriously lost count.
We finally got the cooler safely in the farm store... and Wilson took charge of making sure it was working properly. And no one was injured. I'd say it was a pretty good day.
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )