Long HOURS/TOUGH JOB..
So I may have mentioned this in the past but my wife and I put in some long hours. We both work full time jobs along with running the farm, making all of our products, and raising two girls (this by the way is the most challenging part). We both put in about an hours worth of work on the farm during the week before and after the day jobs. Now keep in mind that is normal routine and does not include things like the girls extracurricular activities, kidding season, milking, and any other crazy things that pop up along the way. Trust me when you have 2 girls, 8 dogs, 4 horses, and 10 goats there is plenty of craziness that pops up! This means a lot of my days start at 4:30 am and don't end until somewhere around 11 pm. You really have to learn to appreciate the little things just to stay sane some days. Things like hearing your daughters laugh when you do something goofy at the barn, hearing them bicker with each other over the most mundane things, or just sitting in the pasture with a cup of coffee watching the goats run around without a care in the world. Some days we both want to crawl in a dark corner and sleep for a week but there are so many days that make it all worth it. Things like watching and helping our goats kid, having your daughter help make bath bombs, or seeing them both work so hard at our shows. These experiences help both of us see that we are giving our daughters. Something that a lot of kids don't get to see or experience. Managing a farm, running a business, and a lot of hard work. So while some days are hard for my wife and I, we are so happy to know we are passing all of these things on to our children. We don't always see it because sometimes they are spoiled little brats but we know that all of this is sticking in there somewhere and one day they will appreciate all of it. To top it all off we get to make something we are very proud of and hear compliments from all of you. I know it's just soap to a lot of people but to that little girl with eczema that has never been able to use something that smells good from the store it is like a Godsend. That simple kind of joy makes us realize we are not only making soap and bath bombs. Every product we make has the possibility of creating that type of joy. Those types of things make us appreciate all we have and makes us work harder to be the best parents, farmers, and business owners we can be. So it is hard work but it is more than worth it.
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