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You complete me

Posted 5/1/2018 2:05pm by Shiloh Avery.

Let's celebrate this beautiful cake that Mallory made from farm beets and wildflowers

Today is a great day to celebrate the Tumbling Shoals Farmily.  It’s Emily’s second day, after all, and the farmily is complete.  I’ve been thinking about that Jerry McGuire movie from (cough cough) “a few years back”—you know the scene.  The one where he uses sign language and says, “you complete me.”  Aaaawww, don’t cry.

This is how I feel today.  The farmily is complete.  The sun is shining, we’ve removed and put away the frost blankets (that yes, were still in use on April 30th), and we’re plowing (pun definitely intended) through our planting list.  It feels complete.  Optimism abounds. And we’re as pleased as canned peas to be working here (I just made that simile up, but I bet you couldn’t tell).

This is something that’s critical to us: that we’re pleased to be working here.  I don’t just mean me and Jason, although that is important also because why else would we be doing this, but the whole farmily.  Farming, as with any small business, is about relationships, and the relationships with our employees are some of the closest relationships we form.  In order to be complete, we all need to be happy to be here.  And this season, it feels like we’ve struck gold.

So let’s celebrate.  According to google: “dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities.”  So….let’s dance! 



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