2011 Recap

I did a Christmas post last year, and a bit about our New Year’s trip…but it seems I never got around to writing anything this year as of yet. Not that life around here is boring, it’s anything but that. To kick it off, in the fall of 2011, Karen and I went through a series of classes to become foster parents with the local Children and Youth Services Agency. Then last Feburary 2011, we welcomed a little guy into our home. He was 10 months old at the time. Since then we all have grown to love him and it’s hard to imagine life without him. As things stand now, we are actively pursuing adoption and hope that by spring it will be finalized.

Last year at Christmas I handed out a family photo for all our home delivery customers. Until the little guy is officially ours, I guess we’ll just be sharing famiy pictures with family. So that brings our total to three boys, ages one, three and five!

Also, this was the year I needed to start wearing glasses. All the smart people wear glasses, right? Feeling old, but …I can see clearly now the rain is ……..!

Another big thing for us was the sale of our livestock transport business, Mast Cattle Hauling. I have been operating the business since 2000 and it has been our “cash cow’ you mght say. When we began Doorstep Dairy back in 2010, managing both business’ was doable. But as demand has increased for home delivery, I’ve found myself being spread quite thin. So last summer (2011) we began planning for some changes. January 9th, 2012 was my last official day as a professional bull hauler. I’m excited to see what 2012 has for us. It will be necessary for us to increase delivery to homes in our current routes and add an addtional day also. I don’t know, some people will probably say I’m crazy, but…they said that about John Lennon too, right?

In the spring of 2011 we began offering Fruit, Flower, and Veggie Shares.

The boys love to help gather items up and make deliveries.

Halloween had it in for the milk man!

Well, that’s all the big news from here. Thanks to all of you for your encouragement and support! We look forward to serving you in the future!



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