Friday, September 21, 2007

Our Customer Appreciation Day is Tomorrow!

This is a shot of some of the lamb sausage & salami we will be taste testing

Gonna Fire up the BBQ! (those are Sexton Ranches T-bones by the way!)

Photo from last year's event...
Dick giving a talk about rotational grazing & use of hotwire & daily moves..

Jake & I on last year's Pasture walk

Sami on the Hay Ride last year

SO!! The past couple of weeks have been hectic, trying to get ready for tomorrow, while at the same time getting all our regular work done (markets, kid soccer & school schedules, entertaining visitors!) for our big day! It's amazing how many projects that have been on the 'back burner' suddenly get elevated to 'very important' status! You know, weed eating, window washing, cleaning the oven, scrub the deck, put your name on the North side of the mailbox!

Tomorrow is the day we get to enjoy time with the people that help us fulfill our mission of providing safe & healthy meat products, and that share our values of sustaining our families, our communities and our lands. We have about 50 of our customers coming out to the ranch to join us for a pasture walk, a hay ride, and then a community meal. We will also make s'mores in the back yard fire pit and sip tasty beers and wines! Our guests will also help us 'taste test' about 10 varieties of lamb sausage we had made... The winning flavors will become new products.

Last year's event was tons of fun! We lucked out on the weather, and had a great time. Folks got to meet our snarky Llama, Shelby when we walked through the sheep, and some helped moved an electric fence and move cattle.

Tomorrow's weather forecast is showers and wind...30%. Oh well! That's life! Bring your ponchos and hats my friends!


*karendianne. said...

This sounds like great fun. I love how you express your "mission" with efforts including education and good old fashion down home fun!

You make me smile with the comments about "sudden change in priorities" like putting your name/number on the North side of the mailbox!

Enjoy the day and look forward to photos! Appreciate You Love, *karendianne.

Kerilou said...

Oh, I wish I could be there! Sounds like so much fun! Here's hoping you have great weather for tomorrow! Hugs, Kerilou

Sandy said...

Darn, its times like these I wish I lived closer, would love to be there for a big party like this! Have a great time....hoping for no rain!

Dawn said...

okay, not sure about the lamb stuff but, those t's look mighty fine.

I so hope you have great weather tomorrow. Save a smore for me. Have a blast...

reflections:0) said...

Not into lamb either... But, I hope the weather holds out and you have a grand day...:0) I worked for a family that raised lamb and they would tell me all the time how great it was... But, I have never tried it...

Pass the s'mores over this way too..:0)


Vintage Papers said...

it all sounds so fun! I hope you had a great time! love seeing the photos of your family life!

Brigitte from Australia said...

Hi Andi !!
discovered your blog through Sylvie's, what an interesting blog coool photos !!
oh and i love your 'V' card below by the way !! :)