I hope you all had a wonderful time during your holiday celebrations. My family and I had an exceptionally wonderful Christmas this year as we played host to around 18 for Christmas Eve. We then spent a few days in the Tahoe mountains with our kids and some friends skiing and bringing in the new year.
Santa blessed us with our first few animals to the farm. Not exactly real, but just a hint of what's to come.
As I reflect back on 2017, I am reminded that things didn’t go exactly as planned, (the death of a good friend; Mrs. Colonial didn’t get her makeover; and the devastating California wildfires, to name a few) however, I am immensely grateful for the experiences I had and the opportunity to meet so many of you. Each experience, no matter good or bad, is a chance for growth. So, that’s how I’ll look back on it all - GROWTH.
In a few month’s time, growth will be all around us with Spring’s green burst of life. I am excited for what is in store for 2018, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. As in life in general, there are no guarantees, and there certainly are none with a hugely delayed renovation project. There is, however, one guarantee I can make right now: the 2018 Pantone color of the year
will not find its way to the farm; however, a little interior spring, and many other shades of green will.
So, history will show 2017 was the year I was able to rescue Mrs. Colonial, and 2018 will be the year I begin to make her beautiful again. Like the song says, “You Can’t Hurry Love,” and that’s certainly true here. I look ahead into 2018 and I see a huge opportunity, and “opportunity is nothing, if nothing is what you make of it,” right?. So, during this long construction delay I have, and will continue to, seize the opportunity to refine my designs for the farm, and I can’t wait to share my ideas with you as the project unfolds - in the kitchen, think “ballgown edge,” “health center,” and “melted chopping block”???, plus a whole bunch of other exciting features!
I don’t have a construction start date yet, but I’ll let you know when I do. Until next time, stay safe, stay happy, and most importantly, stay yourself!