There are different seasons in life and I’m really digging this one; seems to be the best so far. Of course, they say the key to happiness is a bad memory, so maybe I just don’t remember the others. One cool part is I can order something from Amazon and when it shows up a week later, I’m surprised.
The grandfather gig seems way better than the parenting project. I’m a really good swing pusher, slide catcher, and trampoline bouncer, then back to swing pusher. There doesn’t seem to be a point of satiety on these activities so after awhile, I just have to play the “Grandpa’s tired” card.
Another plus to this season of life is that people seem to think I know what I’m talking about; which is really amazing, because I’m certainly no smarter than I was 20 years ago when I was just another peach farmer scraping by. You have to be careful also, because people will try to give you credit for other people’s work. Of course, 20 years ago, it was hard to get credit for my own work, so maybe this is just how life goes.
I’ve become so important, I’ve even received 3 calls from Governor Jerry this week asking for my vote on different stuff. Before I could chat though, he hung up; probably had a lot of other important people to call. Various other members of congress and the assembly have also been calling—mostly during supper—and writing letters and postcards.
There seems to be a common theme to most of this correspondence. Our state and nation have a really big problem and it’s those other guys. If it wasn’t for those other guys, we’d be in great shape. The good news is that WE are the good guys, it’s just THEM that have to go; whew, I was worried for awhile.
We have some pretty exciting things happening at Abundant Harvest Organics I better write about before I forget.
First, the fishermen’s alliance—Community Seafood—have their flash freezing plant up, so everybody will be able to get fresh Santa Barbara fish on all our routes. They were kinda sad they wouldn’t be leaving Santa Barbara at 2 in the morning to get to Bakersfield by 5. Saturday mornings just won’t be the same.
I have to say, that they have been some of the best people we’ve ever worked with. Conscientious about every aspect and detail, quick to respond to any of your questions, and their quality has always been praised. Now they will have different species at different prices. Watch for the roll-out email.
Next is organic grass-fed and finished beef and organic pastured pork from the Alexandres. Very high quality products we’re proud to represent. If you’ve been with us from the beginning, you’ll remember their eggs from about 5 years ago. Beef has gone up 50% in the last 6 months, but that is what it is. We’ve never had organic pastured pork before; this is in a whole different league.
Finally, the Abundant Harvest Kitchen will come online in a couple weeks, but I think I’ll surprise myself and tell you about it for the first time then; should be just in time for some Thanksgiving apple pie.