In for a penny, in for a pound

October 27, 2010

You never really know what is going to happen at the farmer's market.  I have had good days when it was dreary and overcast and I have had terrible days when it was sunny and beautiful.  This being the case, it is easy to always go into a market day with your hopes high, even when there were tornadoes in the area the night before and more in the forecast.  As I loaded the car the morning was overcast but no rain, a good sign to say the least.  As I headed to Hickory for the market the day continued to be dry if a bit dreary.  But as I pulled into the farmer's market to unload a car full of soap that desperately wanted to go home with some native Hickorians (or is Hickorites?) the rain started to fall.  I quickly unloaded and parked the car.  The biggest problem for us is that soap is best stored in cardboard boxes which are wonderful in almost any situation that doesn't involve water.  As the rain continued to fall I quickly realized this was not going to be one of those situations! All things considered it went well.  We lost a couple of boxes to water damage but only one or two bars of soap. Below are some pictures of the market and the brave souls who came out to support their local farmers and artisans.  The other vendors managed to keep the spirits high throughout the afternoon.  Joanne, our totally awesome market manager, closed the market at 4pm due to another band of angry storms that were headed our way. [caption id="attachment_609" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Deluge at the Market"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_610" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Joanne, the Market Manager, on Tent Patrol"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_611" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Market Vendors Staying Dry"][/caption] The good news...the Saturday forecast is perfect!!!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Mindful Living Journal

Whispering Willow | Tips for Better Sleep
Self-Care Essentials: Tips For A Good Nights Rest

February 11, 2019

A good night's rest is a foundational element of self-care and plays a huge role in our quality of life.  We've put together a few tips to help ensure you are well rested and ready for the day ahead.

Continue Reading

Whispering Willow | The Importance of Sleep
Self-Care Essentials: The Importance of Sleep

February 06, 2019

Sleep is an important part of our self-care routine.  It affects mood, cognitive function, as well as our general health.  Learn more about the effects a lack of sleep can have on your health and well being.

Continue Reading

Whispering Willow: Seasonal Scent - Eucalyptus & Mint
New Seasonal Scent - Eucalyptus & Mint

January 15, 2019

An introduction to our new Seasonal Scent: Eucalyptus & Mint.  A perfect blend of the two essential oils helps to clear the mind and bring you into the present.  Available in many of our products. 

Continue Reading