“This Year was challenging.” How many years are we going to have to say that? It seems like each year we continue to have an unprecedented event that has the potential to cripple our spirits because of the challenges it brings.
This year was no different. In late Spring, after our peach blossoms were in bloom, a late cold snap came through and devastated about 90% of our crop. Then in the summer, our region experienced a severe, months-long drought. Day after day, week after week without rain, combined with record-breaking high temperatures in July. By God’s grace, we are sustained in seasons of drought by diversity and creativity, which enables us to keep the doors open. It is the kindness and intentionality of you, our customers & friends, that keeps our spirits filled. It is too easy to get downcast …
For me, it is always miraculous. We choose to do these things because they bring us joy. When it comes to farming, uncertainty will always be certain. We cannot control the rain or the temperature, but we can choose the things that will fill our spirits. As we enter a season of reflection and Thanksgiving, choose what will fill your spirit. Money, achievements, and awards will not fulfill you. Kindness, reflection & presence with others - those will fill your spirit.
I pray the most abundant season ahead for you and your family,
Hello! I am Denise (Rohrbach) Bosworth. My husband Dan & I established Big Dan's BBQ in 2012 & took over the management of the farm market in 2015.