I know this farmgirl is no good at blogging. Transferring my random cluttered thoughts to complete sentences can be terrifying and getting started often overwhelms me. But my promise to you this year is to be a better blogger, exposing our life as young farmers trying to make a business as old as time a success.
While I am making resolutions for 2011, why not reminisce the best of 2010? In the last year, we sold 2,771 gallons of goat milk, built a new 100 foot barn (like in the last week), paved our entrance driveway, fed 1500 square bales of hay, gave over 200 hay rides in our pasture, and the store even had a short cameo on Good Morning America. Homestead Farms received the Family Land Heritage Century Farm award from the agricultural commissioner, Todd Staples in July. In 2010 homestead farms reached our goal of increasing our sales by 50% during a recession and hidden at the end of long hard to find driveway.
Needless to say we consider 2010 a thrilling success and have even bigger expectations for 2011! We are planning on 2011 to be a year of “more” and to really grow this farm a larger, more well oiled machine. We are expecting more milk, more Homestead Farms grown produce, more kids groups and tours and maybe even the accusation of more land.
We have had a blessed year and we have all of our loyal customers to thank for your continuous support and help making our dream start to blossom into a full blown company. We wish you and your family a splendid Holiday and a happy new year!