The business has had a fantastic spring, but besides that it has been wonderfully glorious outside. I hope you took time to enjoy the brilliant colors of the flowering trees this spring. The weather has given us a long lasting display of hues and shadings that I don't remember getting to enjoy as much for many years. (Of course the memory isn't all that good so who knows!)
Holly and I have also been getting some yard work done. Yes, the neighbors are still wondering when all the clean up will be done, the projects will be finished, the lawn mowed, etc, etc.....but we are making progress. Our goals are always changing and the projects get rearranged to match the new thought processes. So hopefully everyone will bear with us and enjoy the changes along the way.
As part of our expanding business this year we have applied to the Minnesota State Fair and the Clay County Fair in northwest Iowa for exhibit space. We won't know about these for a while but are hopeful that we can get into one or both. If you have events that we should look into, please let us know. Eco Fairs like the one in Ames last month are great events to highlight our products and share information with people concerned about the earth and how to do better with what we have.
Have a wonderful planting season and enjoy the freshness as it comes.
Joel Gettys is the co-founder of Rain Barrels Iowa, gardener, product designer, chief of installation, distribution, employees, production and music (retired music teacher) at our Rain Barrels Iowa store. Holly? Legal assistant at Brick Gentry, who gets to curate that website so she occasionally messes with this one, too!