It’s been a busy week in the Berry household as we continue renovations on our dilapidated cottage in the Ozarks. We officially have our farm name now, Happy Cottage Farms where we build families in business. We’ll be a functioning farm with aquaponics and a training center for Smart Start Skills which handles everything from producing and developing businesses to courseware support for programs like Safe Serve where video instruction needs to be developed for larger programming, television, or distance education. Our businesses, She’s So There, Everything Easier with Sweetie as well as Chaffee Creek Creatives LLC will become Oklahoma companies (Alabama before) we just got approvals for all the trademarks and licenses to go national ..whew..it was alot…alot of paperwork between three states. The parent company of 4 of the DBA’s is named Develop Worth LLC.
The cold winds have returned to the prairie and that means mornings are icy with a chill factor in the single digits. I’ve not minded wearing a mask near as much.
Thankfully we’re inside and warm, and thankful for a roof over our heads. This week we began working on putting in the kitchen cabinets and aligning next steps for the installation of new outlets and the kitchen appliances. We’ve waited forever it seems for a few cabinets and were disappointed when the boxes actually didn’t contain what was supposed to be in them. A few were right, so we have begun laying out the kitchen outlines. Adjustments will be made as we go!
If waiting builds character we may be really gifted, for we’ve waited for almost 5 months to get these in place. We’re not talking private label but an off the shelf ready to install cabinet. Covid took its toll in unexpected places.
The snow is coming as the weather man promised. They tell us 8-10 inches is headed our way and temperatures in the single digits. I love winter so this is a joy for me. Feller and I met on this day nineteen years ago…virtually…and our first trip to Oklahoma it snowed ten inches…so this is a romantic reminder that God has been so very good to us!
My little Volkswagon bug is like a tiny car in this land of large 2500 trucks and ranch carriers. I have kept it parked as the ice has arrived.
I love the way the hardwoods look in the winter. Such a reminder that God releases us from old growth to make way for new growth in every season.
I’ll see you on Valentine’s Day…Happy Weekend!