Hello everyone….I can not believe it has been over a month since my last post.
Why is it the things you love the most are the things that get neglected? I think this is the longest I have gone without a post and I have missed it.
Sadly the dairy industry is still suffering here in California only to be made worse by the droughts in the east that have driven up our feed prices while our milk prices have remained low. The future milk prices are improving but for so many it is not going to be enough. We have lost 100′s of dairies with more to go and no one seems to see the crisis in this. Our leaders have been ineffective and we drive through our valley and see generations of dairies empty. It is so very sad. Here is a local article in the Fresno Bee explaining what has been going on and how dairies are on the brink . We continue to pray and work hard to hold on for now. Prayer and hope is all that we have.
As far as Dairy Goddess we are doing OK. Business is steady and growing. With the generosity of so many we have managed to obtain milk crates and refrigerated storage.
Even more exciting is we have gotten a refrigerated van. It’s very used but seems to be working well and with that we can now deliver milk to our distributor and stores so much easier. Thank you God.
Since my last post I have had some wonderful things happen. My daughter has become engaged to her boyfriend Shane. We love him very much and could not be more excited. They are a wonderful couple and he comes from a great family. I am even more excited to think that I am a step closer to becoming a Grandma some day…LOL…no pressure kids!
Along with all of this A.J. made his departure to Grenada for Vet school. We are so happy for him and his decision to follow his dream of becoming a Veterinarian but we miss him so much on the farm. I also miss him coming in the morning and asking me for something to eat. We are so proud of him. It was big decision and it is very far away. He is loving the experience so far very much. Check out how beautiful St. George’s University is.
We just had the one year anniversary of my Mother’s passing (8/28) There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of her. I sure wish she was here to see Tara become engaged and A.J. heading off to University. I know she is with us in spirit, but I just would love to hear her laugh and sing again.
Sadly, this week we have had the passing of my Uncle Carl. He was 93 and had a wonderful life. I feel blessed that he was in ours. He in now in peace and I know my mother was there waiting for him.
This is life…joy among sadness. So I must tell myself to take the time to enjoy every moment of those joys and savor them.
I want to take this time to extend my gratitude to the many people who support us and what we do. You make everything worth while. YOU are the blessings I am so very grateful for. God bless each and everyone of you. Please continue your prayers for us!