Iris and Francine worked hard in the kitchen washing it from top to bottom, making new jams and jellies, while Hansa was making pies and muffins for us to sell every weekend all winter long!
In the office, we worked on getting caught up with paperwork, updating our employee manual and a staff training day. We followed online training classes to better manage people, we booked birthday parties and school groups, prepared our taffy on snow activities and our Easter Egg Hunt. We researched new systems, planned our 2015 season that is arriving so fast……. and more!
Winter is also the season where we learn to do plenty of new tasks, because the person that usually does them is not yet back at work for the season. So….. I made a mess in the kitchen while trying to make icing, I baked shortbread cookies for the first time (which by the way, I didn’t burn) and I even helped Francine in the kitchen potting strawberry jam! New challenges?! Bring them on!!
Well, I guess we didn’t have time to be bored this winter! But we sure miss the crowd, the beautiful weather, fresh and tasty fruits and veggies, our devoted and loyal guests that are counting down the days before we are open full time, the smell of grass, ahhhhhhhhh! We are excited for our 2015 season and may it bring many more challenges and projects, amazing people and most of all, fun, lots of it!!!
See you soon!