air temp: 58 F
water temp: 57 F
conditions: overcast, getting ready to drizzle
number of bags: 53
notes: Out today mostly just to participate in a farm tour put on by Maine Sea Grant, for the Maine Beaches Conference. This is I think the second time that I've gotten to pitch my business plan to folks who don't already know me, and I have to say, for someone who generally hates talking in public in any shape or form, I am so excited about what I'm up to out there in the mud flat that I could talk all day about it without giving it a second thought or worry. Kinda cool, and affirming that to feel like I'm on the right path.
After entertaining the folks and handing out my business cards I scooted on home because I didn't really feel like working in the rain. Fair weather farmer! Thats me. Not really, but with nothing pressing to do out there a rainy day is the best kind of day for me to work on the many behind the scenes things I've got going on to run this business. Check out the finalized package pieces that will accompany my farm share deliveries for the first time this summer! Complete with cooler bag, shucking knife, gloves, tea towel (sceen-printed by hand by yours truly) and beautiful illustrated shucking instructions and safe oyster handling guide courtesy of my incredibly talented artist friend Hayley Griffin. I don't know how I got so lucky as to have these incredible, skilled women in my life who are so kindly willing to help me out in these early days! It's made my start up process smooth and enjoyable, and I am so grateful for their support.