Good things come in threes, they say. Well, here we are! Upon our 3rd season of peaches.
I'm so new to this, I still get worried that for some strange reason peaches won't show up on the trees in the spring. Every morning I check the weather in Fort Valley, just hoping the forecast is looking positive.
It's an amazing thing to watch Uncle Bill as he gets older. Maybe it's maturity. Maybe it's getting towards retirement. Perhaps it's just trusting that everything will work out just fine. But I noticed that as we had late freeze warnings, I was much more worried than he was. Any time I got super concerned, I just called Uncle Bill to hear him say "It'll all be fine."
It feels like this is all we've ever done in some ways, and so brand new in other ways. I'll tell you this much: it's a blast to do what we do. It's a blast to serve the community in this way. Our work is so life giving. We get to share a family heirloom with our customers. Something that's so near and dear to us.
Building a business around our life has been a blast. It's something I've heard Billy Reid say often. "Build your work around your life. Not your life around your work." That's a huge focus of ours outside of peach season. During peach season, we lose our lives, and we're okay with that. As long as it means all of Nashville gets to taste this beautiful gift of nature.
So here we go! Season 3 is upon us in about two weeks. We shall see you very soon.