Well here it is, almost a week before Christmas and I have the same anxiety that I get every year wondering how I am going to get it all done.
This year is even worse with the 1st holiday season for Dairy Goddess Farmstead. Tonight (Thursday Dec 16th) I am supposed to be selling at the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. With joyfulness I can share that I sold out of cheese with the creation of my Dairy Goddess Farmstead Cheese Holiday Baskets. I don’t like not being there for those regulars that stop by to say hello and buy some cheese. I guess this is part of my “growing-pains”. I will definitely learn from this and be better prepared for next year.
Last Saturday, December 11, 2010 we proudly attended my son, A.J. Martin’s graduation from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He graduated with a BS in Dairy Science. The whole family got together to celebrate the special day. It was great having everyone all together.
We moved him back home this week and he is already busy working on the dairy. We now just have to be patient to hear from the schools he applied to for Veterinary Medicine.
Thank goodness for my daughter Tara. She has been a big help to me. She has helped me with the cheese as well as trying to get the rest of us ready for the holiday. I look forward to her graduation from Fresno State in May.
Chica is doing well. We are bringing the other four cows back here to the dairy now that AJ is home but Chica is going to stay to have her calf. I am afraid to transport her and then re-adjust her to the valley climate in her condition. I still get to visit regularly as I am selling in the markets near the school/dairy.
As I sit here on this late night making cheese I find I am grateful for my quiet time in this cheese room. As I am pasteurizing the milk I have time to write for my blog. I also sit here with gratitude to have health and family standing beside me on this new venture.
I know Jesus doesn’t care about all the material stuff that goes with Christmas…I need to worry less about that too. I know that my family and true friends are with me through thick and thin…that is the greatest gift of all!
So breath everyone…take a step back and count your blessings! We have so much… even though we get too busy to realize it!
MERRY Christmas to each and every one of us!