Something went terribly wrong.
Not sure what, but after countless hours of prep and stewing, we just were not pleased with the finished product. The oranges were too bitter for our liking and we want to give our best to our friends at SaraCare.
I was pretty bummed but Krista simply said “Well… not everything goes exactly as planned.” A gentle reminder that man plans and God laughs.
And just like that, we switched gears and came up with a plan B. As it turns out, we feel it to be an even better representation of the farm: a garden in a jar. Each senior will be presented with a jar full of rich, organic soil (with worm casting) and seeds; an invitation to be a part of our Project Generation Gap family.
Why didn’t we think of this in the first place?
Sometimes it’s all about going through the process. While the garden in the jar is awesome, it is not nearly as labor intensive as making the marmalade. The investment made last week in preparing the marmalade has tremendous value even though it will never make it onto a single piece of toast.
Funny how things work out right?
Our Fall Events were created to kick off our senior programming;
specifically our adopt-a-grandparent program. We’ve identified senior care facilities, churches and community centers who work with our elders. We are partnering with them to provide an extra layer of support to our aging population. In addition to periodic gifts, we plan to bring our grandparents to the farm to grow with us; we are even creating a garden with them in mind. We know we will learn so much from them!
We are asking our friends near and far to donate toward our efforts. We’ve determined that a donation of $15 will cover the expenses surrounding this holiday gift and the next… Valentine’s Day. <3. If you’d like to donate click here. All amounts are hugely appreciated.
Can’t wait to see many of you next weekend at the farm. S’mores, corn hole, live music… all with our favorite people. Can’t wait!