|Posted on January 9, 2016 at 9:20 PM|
Suffice it to say that we have been a bit slow on the blogging since we got hit with the spring hurricane of business last year! The farm had an exceptional year, seeing the biggest salad production year in our history, a fantastic apple crop, and a number of beautiful weddings! We continue to work together as a family, trying new things, starting new crops and teaching all the kids what we do and why we do it!
We lost our lovely yellow lab Bailey in April, and to say that hit us hard would be an understatement. The only thing bad about dogs is that they do not live long enough, and that is something we constantly have to deal with and it is always awful. But as we all discussed tearfully after her passing; no matter how hard it is when they leave us, they give us so much in their short lives, and make us smile every single day--there is no greater gift than that!
To that end, we just welcomed a new member to the Kildara Family. This is Caoimhe (pronounced Kay-Vah--don't ask--the Irish language has no respect for correct vowel and consonant sounds). It is hard to believe how quickly you come to love them--she is an unending source of hilarity and joy, and we know if Bailey were alive, she would be proud of her love of balls and how quickly she wolfs down her dinner (chewing optional).