This past week was a special one for us and the farm. Our very own farm trestle tables were delivered and installed at The Daily Growler, a local pub located in the Columbus, Ohio area.
As we mentioned a few weeks back in one of our Sunday Farm Updates – the owners of the pub (The Blakely Family) read about our little farm and our trestle tables – and asked us if we would build matching ones for their new venture. The Daily Growler will open its doors to the public on Monday December 17th at 3 p.m., with an amazing array of 60 craft beers on tap for its patrons to enjoy. It’s a neat feeling to think that each and every day people are going to be sitting down and enjoying them at tables that we built at the farm.
We wish the Blakely’s and The Daily Growler all the success in the world – they are a wonderful family and have been fantastic to work with. If you like, you can check out their Facebook page here: The Daily Growler and let them know you stopped by from Old World Garden Farms.
This week, we also continued working on our 2013 goals list for the farm. In addition to goals for the farm – we decided to add 3 that we call “Growing Us Goals” – goals that will help us continue to learn and grow. Of course, there is no better way to grow than to do things that push you out of your norm.
Here are our 3 “Growing Us” Goals:
1. Host A Dinner Once A Month
Once each month, we want to invite a couple or a guest to the farm or house for a sit down home cooked meal. We have done this in the past - but this year we added a twist – it has to be someone we have never had over for dinner before. It will certainly make us expand our horizons and what a great way to learn about new friends and their hobbies, life and views.
2. Join A Local Gardening Or Hobby Group
We haven’t decided which one yet - but 2013 needs to be a year that we become involved in a local community group. Whether it be a local gardening club, honey bee club, local food or wine group – we want to get involved and learn more from others.
3. One Week Of All Fresh Foods
Our last enrichment goal is one truly for ourselves – and one we have talked about trying for a while now. We have been doing better and better at eating more healthy – but for one week – we want to eat without having anything that comes from a package or box. No preservatives – no pre-packaged foods – just fresh foods we grow or can buy local – or foods we have canned or frozen fresh.
It won’t be easy – and will take some pre-planning, but it is something we really want to do. The tough part for me will be saying goodbye to my guilty cereal pleasure (Bye-Bye Mr. Fruity Pebbles). For Mary, it will be so long for her daily dose of a Diet Mountain Dew.
I hope everyone has a great Sunday! – Jim and Mary