As we begin another market year on the farm I will be attending a new Wednesday market in Carrboro, NC. New markets always mean changes. We will change our schedules to accomodate being gone from the farm an additional day, change the weekly routine to accomodate an additional day of processing birds, and change the setup of communication with our customers for additional media visibility.
I hate change! So there is a lot of feet dragging and frustration with learning new software and challenging myself to take the time to write things down. My birds don't like change much either. They like to have their safe space and no interference. We learned early on that when we move a coup, it can go no more than 4 feet away from the original position or the birds will not go back to it at night. If it moves too far away they will just sit in the field where it was before it was moved. Hopefully I will be able to institute my media changes gradually so that I don't just go sit in the open field alone!
I am starting by learning the Mail Chimp software to have a newsletter with pictures. Right now that seems to be working okay (I haven't sent out the first mailing yet so it may be an illusion of working okay!) I am also looking into the newsletter that is associated with the website hosting software. I like to see pictures and I think it is a great way to communicate to the public about what we do. That will also be a challenge each week to stop and take pictures of what I am doing.
I hope you willl enjoy the changes we are making and learn more about the farm in the process. Now if I can just figure out how to share the newletter on the website....