Fangboner Farms

Where is time going??

Where is time going??

I'm turning into an old fogy like my folks were. Of course I thought they were ancient when they were 50 and I think that is when I started to grow up. But seriously, where is time going? I can't seem to keep up. I thought menopause with my lack of sleep would help by giving me a few more hours a day, but that just isn't enough. 

Roland and I are both still doing our full time gigs - landscaping and marketing. We still both love what we do. Fangboner Farms is our dream - although many say hobby - and I guess that could be true. Nothing is more fun to me than working in the Farm Market, being creative and putting ideas together. I love creating new teas, blends and art.

Roland is happiest working on the Farm, putzing around from sunrise to sunset. He loves to give tours of his gardens to folks when they come out. Roland is constantly coming up with new ideas for our landscaping - and most of the time I'm as surprised as everyone else when I come home and discover he's turned my parking spot into a flower garden. 

I've been a little introspective this spring on where we've been and where we're going. I will admit turning 57 made me think a bit more about time and what I want to do with it. I'm proud of what we've built - and at the same time it seems like it just started. Where did five years go? The picture above is when we put our first sign up on the barn - that was in 2012. It seems like just last year.

We've done business planning with our trusted advisers on our next steps and where we want to be. We both know we want to keep enjoying Fangboner Farms and what we're building - and at times wish we'd met many years before when we had a bit more energy to build. Bottom line, time is going by. We're working the best to enjoy what we do, give joy to others and make ourselves happy. We're grateful that all of you have come along on the ride with us. 

Now to just add a few more hours to the day. . . 

Surviving Shingles, the Flu and Zombies - But We're Still Kickin'

Surviving Shingles, the Flu and Zombies - But We're Still Kickin'

Hey we're still here. Through Roland having shingles, me having the flu from hell for weeks (after being so cocky about not getting sick while everyone around me had it), and the zombie apocalypse (The Walking Dead has been so depressing this season), we've finally made it to Spring. I know it's not really until March 20th, but we've had such a mild winter it's felt like Spring many times. It's only the snow and cold this past week that has made me doubt that it's right around the corner.

We've been making many plans as we both fought to really care about much of anything for a bit. One of the big things is for our Farm Market this year. We will only be open officially once a month with a theme attached to each one. This gives us the freedom for more farming and repurpose projects on the weekends - and make sure we have plenty of stock. Plus when we're open, we'll have some free food and tea samples for you to try - just like Costco!

Our opening weekend will be April 8th & 9th, 2017. We're all about celebrating Spring. We want to show off the new things we've done - our deck is amazing - and Roland has done so much work around the Farm. We're expanding our perennial farm so you can check out what new plants we'll have this year. Cold or hot, we'll be ready that weekend with either the wood stove or chairs on the deck. 

Oh and I forgot the best part. Each day opening weekend we'll hold two drawings - one for a gift basket and one for a $25 gift card towards perennials.

So enough of the sales pitch. I'm pretty darn proud of what we've accomplished and where we're heading this year. We'll still be at the Perrysburg Farmers Market every Thursday and Roland will be around every weekend for perennial sales. Just trying to make the Farm Market more of event. You know I'm an old event planner. We don't die - just go crazy from running events.

I have lots more stories to share. Hope you've all survived this winter too. Just watch out for shingles and the flu. Or zombies that look like they've had shingles and the flu. Actually all zombies no matter what they look like would be a good idea.