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"Busy"ness as usual

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Something about spring, the warm breeze, the splash of green that now covers everything in sight, the migrating birds, the buzz of bees, all brings about a since of excitement and energy after a long winter.  Freshly shorn wool has been arriving almost daily and our wool storage is bursting with this year’s clip. 

Mama Bird (aka a Karen) has left the nest for a well-deserved week of vacation and she is sorely missed.  In a small family run business anyone’s absence leaves a big void and we are anxiously awaiting her return J.  I am also reminded this week as to how blessed we are to have skilled employees working for us.  The tail end of the knitting retreat, tours, scheduling/planning, a myriad of phone calls and emails, and continued negotiations to secure our ability to lease production space in our city/county owned building regularly take me out of the production floor yet everyone else keeps moving product through without missing a beat.  Some small hiccups – a shaft broke on the scouring line, the carder came out of adjustment, but our plant manager had them working again in short order.   Karen’s long-time friend Lynn was called out of semi-retirement to help us get caught up on some skeining and we used the opportunity to do some skein training for two sisters in the family.  Jokingly I say they are being engrossed more and more into the family business whether they want to or not. 

Thought for the week: don’t let “busy”ness distract you from finding purpose and fulfillment in every day work.

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