Things are always hopping here at the farm! Blackberry season started late, but seems to be ending on time. I have a freezer chock full so I should not run out of blackberry jam this year. Even though the season was short, God provided us with a new field to pick from, so we have the same amount of berries or more then usual. We chose not to sell the whole berries this year, only keep them inventory. We are now going to start trying to fill the coffers with blueberries, and I should have restocked the two blueberry flavors this week.
As far as the building goes, we have made a few small steps. The electrical continues to be a real bugger as far as the city goes. Besides the permits and inspections etc, they are requiring a $300 deposit to put Grandview Acres on it's own account (separate from my residence even though the address is the same). For the moment, that is cost prohibitive and so we are in a bit of a holding pattern on that.
However, Keith has been able to get a few more things done. He has mostly installed the new front door--so that is a real visible change. He has purchased drywall and flooring is on order, so soon there will be more visible changes! Paint has been purchased, but will not begin until I pick out the color I want. Lowes had a great paint sale, so we went ahead and got the paint and supplies that we needed. All those necessary purchases have reduced our building account to next to nothing, so we will be again waiting upon the Lord to provide another chunk of funds (or a non-monetary work around) to get us really moving forwards. The bulk of the drywall cannot be placed until the electrical is done, so the plan is to begin working on the floor and ceiling while we wait.
I still don't have much of a camera, but I will try to get more pictures up again soon! I hope you are all well and keeping cool on these steamy summer days!