Changing plans ............

I am a big advocate for business plans.

Not that you really need a plan engraved in stone or written down on toilet paper, but it does make you focus on a couple of key points.

Who are your customers?

How are you going to get your product in front of said customers?

And how will you make a profit after you sell your product?

Now I wrote a business plan on the back of an envelope .....kind of like the Gettysburg address.  And I knew, it would be YEARS before I saw income that was more than a nice addition to our family.  Like income that could actually support us. 

We still aren't there.

I have seen too many businesses need too much profit too fast to succeed.  And most of us know in farming, profits are only one flood/hailstorm/drought/pest-invasion away from disappearing.

So it is always nice to find another venue for bringing some additional income into the coffers!!

And never, ever, ever did I think my business would include this .........

Photo shoots.

To this day, anytime a photographer talks to me about using our property for a photo shoot --- it surprises me.

My back yard???

Because I don't see my yard looking like .............


Or the tea cup tree so sparkly and shiny ............



I don't see the lath house like this..........




And a bucket of flowers is never that magical.



But you help me see it that way .....

And for that, my soul and I are eternally grateful!

Comments

I have only been to your lovely farm once, and I STILL see it just like all those photos. So yes, by all means let those who see all the charm and whimsy pay you a bit for the privilege of a photo shoot.
Sharon Wren said…
See, those photographers are magical. There's a guy I know at the Dispatch who can make my kitchen look clean. I don't know how he did it, but he made a bowl of soup look all Martha Stewart-y and somehow Photoshopped out the dirty dishes and neighbor kids.
Zan Asha said…
Actually, it's an idea that fits like a glove! Every time I was there, I kept thinking--MAGICAL!
Jenny Page said…
Absolutely beautiful...

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