Saturday, February 18, 2012

My Customers-I love them!!!

Today one of my customers brought me some of her raw, seedy crackers, filled with flax and other good stuff.

YUM!

On Valentine's Day, some other customers brought me roses and a bottle of wine.

Other customers freely share hugs when I need them. One customer brought me a great big bag of pecans from her family in Mississippi. Oh, my, goodness. They were so good, I ate the entire bag all by myself, one handful at a time.

Some customers left me the name of their favorite poet today as I shared with them mine (Donald Hall). We share recipes, grief stories, joys of new grandbabies, smiles, tears, and more often than not, prayers, and a few gripes as well.

I have a hard job, that requires very long hours standing on my feet, lugging around big bags of grain and tubs of dough. I use a big oven and have the scars to prove it. Sometimes at the end of an eighteen hour long day I want to cry. And sometimes I do.

But then I think about the many lives of folks who have entered my life because of freshly milled whole wheat and spelt and I give thanks for my job. It seems like a miracle that I am able to get the bills paid by milling and baking bread. I can genuinely say that I am one very blessed gal, with a terrific job.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Lord has certainly blessed you abundantly.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

That is a miracle that you are able to do work, though very hard, that you love. And you've just relocated and restarted your business and you're doing it! You should be very proud of yourself. Your customers obviously love not only your bread, but you.

Stephen said...

If you're interested, your blog actually inspired me to have a shot at baking bread today. About a 50% success (didn't rise at all, but tastes pretty good nonetheless). So, thanks for putting the idea in my head!

Oh, and in terms of poetry, may I recommend Clive James? In one of his poems ("Berowra Waters, NSW") he had the best description of a peaceful night sky I've ever read: "The astronomers animal graze the field of stars". Or Brewster Ghiselin's "Nocturne: Laguna Beach". Just ... peaceful.

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i have already come

Beth said...

Your customers sound wonderful, Ginger. You are indeed blessed.

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Chris said...

I miss your posts. I hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Hello Ginger,
Your blog is on my bookmarked list of faves.. You are a lovely writer and I've missed your posts. I hope that you and your family are doing well.
Jenn

Lady Laura's Dolls said...

I enjoyed your blog. I like
your positive outlook.

Anonymous said...

Ginger, you don't know me but I wrote to you a few months ago to ask about the farm. Concerned for you and pray that this Easter finds you and your family with renewed hope and peace.
Yours in Christ,
Ann

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