Next Steps

Well, things are slowing down at the farm stand, and I’m trying to figure out how to make some money this winter. I’ve been reaching out to my automotive contacts looking for work from home jobs, but there seems to be the typical 4th quarter hiring budget freeze right now, but I’m still shaking the trees.

There won’t be a holiday market this year in Glen Arbor, so I’m thinking about having an “open house” the weekend and week before Thanksgiving and offering much of what I offered last year, but with some additions; pies, (both cooked and “take and bake”) large pans of cinnamon rolls and coffee cakes for family gatherings, different sized cakes/more variety packs of smaller cakes, and maybe some new types of bread. So many possibilities, I just want to make sure it makes sense to do it. In the meantime, I’m open every weekend (except when I go take a mini honeymoon) at 9 a.m.

I’m also trying to get the house ready for my new husband to move some stuff in. Even though he has stayed here every night for the last 3 years, he only has a robe and some slippers here, LOL. Since I’ve moved up here full time twice, I’m still consolidating the furniture/kitchen stuff, etc. from 2 other houses downstate with the stuff I brought up here initially, when this was just a fun weekend getaway. I’m selling furniture on Facebook Marketplace, having a garage sale Sept 24-26, and using the time hubby’s gone for a long weekend to purge, clean and organize. So much to do, but right now I have the time to do it.

These are the things churning in my head this morning, as I struggle to get off the couch and do something. I’m loving being in Northern Michigan full time, and grateful that this year I’ve been able to do it without going downstate. Can’t wait to purge STUFF and simplify. Have a great week and stay safe! Andria

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I'm a city girl living her dream of having a small farm in the country, living a simpler life and enjoying every minute of it! #auntbeawannabe

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