Now is the time to order your fall vegetable garden seeds. They are flying off of the shelves here at David's Garden Seeds®. We are already seeing orders from between $100 and $400 again. I think people are preparing for a second wave of corona. Remember how the media kept saying it will be worse in the fall? (I sure hope not. We have had way more than enough of all of this Covid!)
Time for a new week out here at David's Garden Seeds®! Let's get started. About 9am, the septic tank company showed up, dug a large hole on the left hand side of our driveway, close to the gate. They dropped a tank down in, covered it, and were done. The driveway is a bit torn up again but we now have a septic tank for our business bathrooms and kitchens.
Shortly after the septic people arrived, Apache arrived with a larger dumpster for us. He couldn't get in so the septic folk had to move one of the vehicles they brought. Apache finally got in and dropped off the new dumpster, putting on our driveway right where the guy left the last one on Friday. I had to go up to the truck and ask him to move it off the driveway. I told him I had no idea why the last driver put it on our driveway last Friday. This guy was very nice and took the old dumpster with him.
We had hundreds of fall vegetable garden seeds orders from the weekend for fall vegetable garden seeds and we worked on them all day long.
Our newest hire, Susan, started today. We now have six local people working for us, as well as most of our team members from our San Antonio office. Only a few of our David's Garden Seeds® team members left us because the drive was just too long for them. I get it, but we pay well.
The mailman did not come until just after 5pm today and when he showed up, we had ten USPS boxes of orders for him to take. That is the most since early spring when corona showed up.
This morning, two white trucks showed up at building #4. I did not realize it at the time, but they were some plumbers that David found. They started putting in the pipes for the bathrooms and kitchen area.
Later on, David and the owner of the plumbing company came into the store and I got to meet him. They will be back on Thursday to work more on the job.
This afternoon, I started cleaning up some of the kitchen by getting rid of some things and putting away other things. The good news is there have been no more signs of mice in the house. Matthew tells me there is a dead mouse out in the red barn shed in the trap he set. As long as they are not in the house, I am good.
I got new red boots with yellow, white, and black chickens on them and they are so cute. My chickens love them and so do I!
Today, the chickens turned 13 weeks old plus exactly three months ago
today they hatched out of their shells. They really don't even resemble
chicks at all now but they are chicks until they turn 26 weeks old.
This morning, the port-a-potty guy came and drained and cleaned our portable toilets. It smelled horrible out there while he did it but now they are clean.
Our wood contractor showed up to do some things to building #4 and to fix the loading dock door on building #3, which no longer closes.
A local couple came by to look at the store and see what we have. They were so nice. We had a good visit, talking about our gardens.They said they would definitely be back to get their fall vegetable garden seeds.
The wind picked up and we got a few sheets of rain and then it was over for now around 3pm. The sky is still dark and foreboding so we may get more.
We have been shipping out more fall vegetable garden seeds everyday. It is almost time here to get our fall vegetable garden seeds in the ground. Actually, we have been planting some of our fall vegetable garden seeds into little starter pots in the greenhouse and we will be transplanting those into the ground next Friday according to David.
Good Thursday morning! We have now had our chicks for exactly three months. One year ago today, we purchased our farm! It is a big day as we look back over not only the chicks, but the entire farm and see all of the progress that God has allowed us to make. He is our Mighty Provider. Make no mistake. We know where our help and everything that we have comes from, our Heavenly Father! I don't mention too often on here, but everything we have is from the One who loves us the most and we are so grateful.
The plumbing team is in the building next door. For right now, we are going to finish the two bathrooms and then push pause as the funds are dwindling a bit. We have found that everything out in the country takes twice as long to do and costs three times as much as in the city. But we have faith that our God will provide as He always does. For now, finishing the bathrooms will be more than enough because it will allow us to get the port a potties out of here, saving us $180.00 a month. Also, they just look so good alongside the driveway, don't they?
Some wild turkeys were trotting on by the store and then they crossed the street. They have light blue and black heads. Aren't they pretty?
Guess who stopped by our store this afternoon? Our very first customers who visited our store on the first day, June 15! I was so happy to see them again!
It has been a busy morning at the David's Garden Seeds® Farm Store. We have been pulling a lot of fall vegetable garden seeds orders. There have been a lot of website changes to make all week long so I have been busy with that. Karen, my new store assistant, has been doing a great job. She is pulling orders accurately and she has learned how to help make changes on the website. I know we hired the right person.
We are waiting for the food guy to come and cater an Italian meal today of pasta with chicken and shrimp so we can celebrate buying the farm one year ago yesterday. I am starving....
Annabelle, Lucy, and Ethel have just come back from the groomer, looking and smelling fresh and clean. Aren't they adorable?
The food was good. We continued to pull many fall vegetable garden seeds orders all afternoon.
I was having a nice morning, cleaning up my home when my phone rang. A couple was out at the store and wanted to shop. So I had to go out and open the store. Since then, I have been pulling a ton of large fall vegetable garden seeds orders. However, no one else came in and it is now almost 2:30pm. Everyone wants the store open on Saturday, but that is not when they come.
The plumber and the electrician are both here working on the new building which is why the gate was open. They have been here for over six hours now. I am going home to finish cleaning and maybe have a little free time.
This morning, we got ready for church and then I folded laundry until it was time to go. I had about six loads on my bed. I did not pull any orders for fall vegetable garden seeds today.
After church, I worked on our websites. I put up some pages on Frequently Asked Questions for both websites. There have been a lot of questions on Social Media about where our seeds come from. Specifically, people are asking if our seeds come from China. No, our seeds do not come from China. They come from the United States only. We count and hand pack and ship them out ourselves from our farm here in Rossville, Texas, the best state in the Union!
Obviously, the people asking know nothing about us. If they did, they would see that our seeds are top quality from trusted growers in the USA that David has worked with for more than 25 years. We believe in hiring Americans so that Americans have jobs and money to buy what they need for their families. Some seed companies actually farm their seeds out to China to have them counted and packaged. We do not. Everything is done in house or should I say "In Farm"? LOL!
This afternoon, Matthew and I planted several fall vegetable garden seeds into starter trays. Then I went in and it poured like crazy again. Alexa had just told me this morning that it would not rain today.
Toward evening, I finished folding and putting away all of the laundry for the new week.
From July 30, 2019 through August 2, 2019, Year One on our farm journey, David and I accomplished a lot because our Heavenly Father provided what we needed. We were able to almost finish everything we needed for the business, putting us three years ahead of what we projected. The only thing is that we did not finish out the fourth building but it is being worked on. We give Him all of the praise and glory for providing for us much more than we ever imagined in just 52 weeks!
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