Wednesday, June 10
A long day...an appointment made and made worthwhile if only there was more time.....
We just sent payment for another three table top carders from Golden Fleece Carder’s in the Netherlands. We are their only sales representative-Partner here in the United States, so everyone has to come to us for them. We have also busted the monopoly that Howard Brush had on carding cloth for blending boards and carding machines for so long. We now have a carding cloth available in 12” x 12” squares of 72 TPI in a double tine design which is of superior design for all fibers, working great on Wool, alpaca and Angora rabbit. Our prices are better…and the fiber processing tools, consisting of the table-top carding/blending board, the 12” square carding cloths and a hand held blending brush for carding machines and blending boards are all available on our web site. http://www.cluckinacritterfarm.com/cluckin_a_critter_farm,_llc_020.htm
On the previous page… http://www.cluckinacritterfarm.com/cluckin_a_critter_farm,_llc_019.htm You can find all of our other fiber tools that I make here on the farm, available by shopping cart, payable by credit card or Pay-Pal.
We have this advertised all over Facebook too…and on a fiber tools page and fiber equipment page…which seems to work, because we are selling this stuff like hotcakes….
Tomorrow I am going to start on the check-out counter in the fiber shop. It will remove the pain-in-the-butt cabinet sitting in the middle of the floor, taking up space and giving nothing in return. The new counter will be built in the corner, with a wrapping area with storage underneath fro bags and such. The counter top is nice and old looking….thick and possessing a nice patina. I will build shelves in the front where customers stand and on those shelves we will rank our honey and maple syrup, etc., etc. This will make very good use of the space required to build this and free up shelf space where the honey and maple syrup is now displayed. We will be able to stand behind the counter and out of the way. Now we have our back to everything as we write up sales slips which is terrible.
Today we made the trip to Bennington, VT to have our first scheduled car service under the warranty. We were there at 11:00 and shortly after that, we were on the road to Whitman's feed store, where we buy a huge ten pound bag of dog biscuits (loose in big balk boxes) every time we go by there on our way to Cambridge, NY.
We run through White Creek and get onto route 22 where we headed to the Burger Den near Jackson. We met our friend Marie there for lunch and then the three of us went to Faerydale Consignments in Salem, NY to see Robyn and her new consignment items since the last time up there.
The trip to Washington county is never complete if we can't get to all of our favorite stops, but the car appointment spoiled that for us today and we were lucky to take Marie to Garden Works, because she has never been there. After that stop, we had ice cream at the Battenkill Creamery and took Marie back to her car at the Burger Den. We missed stopping at Deluge Designs to see our friend Pam and I always stop in to see Jack at "Jack's Outback Antiques", but it was past closing time for both, so we had an incomplete day and headed home.
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