Saturday, April 24, 2010

Can't believe it's been a week since my last blog. Things have been very busy at the store. Both of my pond cleaners gave me last minute resignations. I was able to get two new cleaners, but it took a few days. We are on track now, and the cleanings are getting done. That is a load off my mind. We have been getting our fish stock up. Slowly building it up so not to overwhelm the system. I had to drive to the Baltimore/Washington International airport to pick up floaters. They are now ready to sell, after three days of remaining in the shade. I just not sure the water is warm enough for customers to put them in their ponds. The bunnies are getting bigger. I saw one yesterday and it was double the size from a week ago. They really grow fast. Hopefully the weather will be ok today, as they are calling for possible rain. Love this busy time of year.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another busy Saturday

Today is another very busy Saturday. Although it's cold and windy, it hasn't seemed to stop people. This week my 40+ year old fork lift died. I had to buy another one, fortunately I stumbled across a real good deal. I got it and was only without one for less than 24 hours. It's so much nicer than the old one-automatic, power steering, lights, back up horn, all the bells and whistles. All the baby bunnies left the nest this week. There are four of them. They have scattered all over the yard. They are so cute running around. Time to get back to customers.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I was hanging up the "open" sign, and noticed at my feet, an interesting clump of rabbit hair. I knew right away what it was. Once again a rabbit built her nest right by the road. I took a stick and moved the mulch a bit, and all the little bunnies started to move around in the nest. Can't wait to see the little ones come out for the first time.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I love weekends!

We had a nice week all in all. Yesterday was absolutely crazy. From the minute we opened, to the end of the day, we were almost non-stop. The weather was perfect, and customers were out in droves. Four of us handled things fine, and we still were able to get to things done. I believe today will be the same, busy, busy, busy! I love it.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mondays don't get me down.

Today I placed orders, cleaned filters, and cleaned out one of the greenhouses (all between customers). We are starting to work on plants. I had to pick up soil for planting purposes. It was a long day, but we got a lot done. Matt was off from school today, so we put him to work. Amy helped customers and worked in the greenhouse as well. Oxygenators are coming later this week, and hopefully floaters the following. Keep the warm weather coming!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

First Week Down

It has been a great week for us. The weather was very cooperative, and it brought so many people out. Easter weekend helps too. The grounds are starting to look nicer, and so are the ponds. The fish are all up, and wanting fed. We brought in fish for the weekend to sell. I was amazed how many we sold today. The tadpoles and snails were a big hit as well. Everyone wants plants too, but it's way too early for most of them-a couple more weeks people. Tomorrow is Easter, and we will celebrate it at Amy's parent's house. Always good food to be had. Happy Easter everyone.