“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” John F. Kennedy
While planning our farm we dreamt of providing a hands-on farming and nature experience for our visitors. Up close and personal with the animals, products and the environment. So the Covid reality of a distant and do-not-touch existence didn’t seem to jive with our vision. How should we move forward? We struggled on a roller coaster of indecision for a while and just when we thought we understood what to do, things would change again since as the scientists continually adjusted their conclusions. A tiring and frustrating exercise.
One strong message that came out of all the chaos was that being outdoors is good. Hey, we can work with that along with (hopefully) a little cooperation from Mother Nature! Our tours will look a little different with more story boards and walking around the aisle to the “Meet and Greet” pasture and our store will be setup in a tent. Luckily there are lots of great local restaurants and fast food establishments close by if you need a lunch break. Watch for the launch of our new farm tour scheduling tool in the coming days.
Ok good so we have a plan for the farm tours. What about all craft and holiday shows we usually attend in the fall that won’t be happening this year? Ecommerce is exploding and we are jumping on the bandwagon. While nothing can replace the personal experience, for now technology is the solution. We will launch our new ecommerce site in August.
To all our wonderful friends, thank you for your patience while we sort this out. It’s important for us to ensure you have fun and learn, but mostly that we are all safe. Please reach out anytime with questions or feedback. While I am always so proud to be a Canadian, during these strange times we are also relieved. The respect, cooperation and caring of our fellow Canadians inspires us. Denise, Geoff, myself and all of our wacky animals are happy to welcome you to the farm soon! In the meantime, be safe.