Wednesday, January 1, 2014

some decisions are difficult

Over & over each year we have debated hosting a Barn Sale again
With mixed emotion, we have made the decision to take some time off.

There will not be a Meadowview Farm Barn Sale at this time.
We began these sales in 2010, and have been absolutely amazed by the response.  Each sale has gotten better & better, bigger & bigger.  Many of you may still remember the one try at a November sale and the cold, cold, cold (but warm spirits) in the hayloft!  This last Barn Sale in October, 2013 exceeded all expectations -- actually adding a new dilemma - how to thoughtfully "manage" the volume of shoppers on the first morning and eliminate long waits to check out for future sales!  Such wonderful "problems" to have.

But, in all honesty, my health in 2013 and recovery in the years following put a wrench in it all.  Dealing with breast cancer ~ surgeries and recovery ~ has meant that my energy has been near depleted.  Working my full time day job, keeping up with our farm, loading my booth & case at the Hixton Schoolhouse Antique Mall is all I can manage.  I needed to make the decision that right now I have needed to breathe in every day of every season.  I know you understand.

And -- I do want to say how much I honor & adore every single one of you that supported our sale through notes on this blog or through your attendance.  You have touched my heart!

Finally, my thanks with an exclamation mark to my Dave & Ian for being there!  And to Jani, Nan & Sarah -- (and at the 2013 sale, Jani's husband, Norm) --- aka "The Barn Cats".  If you attended the first morning of any Barn Sale -- these are the hard working folks that helped, checked you out...."woo hooed" their way through this philanthropic adventure called friendship...driving 6 hours round trip to be here.  My love for these peeps of mine is deep!

So, you might ask -- will there be another Barn Sale?
 I honestly am just not sure, but my blog is certainly where I will announce it if we do!

And, please "like" the Meadowview Farm Business Facebook Page for even more updates.
This is where I will post potential "pop-up sales" at the farm, vintage furniture for sale and other stuff that just might interest you.  This is also a place you can be in touch with me.
You can find us here: Meadowview Farm on Facebook

You can still find me at the Hixton Schoolhouse Antique Mall! 
For now, dear friends, my thanks....

Kari  xxoo


Primitive Stars said...

Happy New Year Dear Kari, your health is more important, you must do what is good for you, even if the decisions are hard to make...........Take Care, Hugs Francine.

Barb said...

It warmed my heart to read your post this morning. I am glad you've made the decision to take this next year off for yourself. Just think of those lovely evenings when you can relax outside in the summer air with your kitties and goaties and your Love at your side. Treasure these moments. It is a rare person that can find to courage to say "NO" to the crazy world and just take time for oneself. Enjoy and Happy, Healthy New Year. (Now I need to go and snow blow the driveway yet again. :O) )

Jani said...

Hard for you to make this decision and hard for us to hear but I look forward to working again in 2015!

Artful Gathering said...

Awe. But your health and well being is more important. Hugs to you. Dawn

kimmykats said...

Kari wishing you a year of rest. Sometimes it does the spirit good to just do as we wish...after crafting for 20+ years we want rest too. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Sometimes it does a body good to take some me time!!!
I'll pencil you in for 2015 sale ~ I do enjoy a road trip!!!
Many wishes for you in this New Year ~ May it be a Happy One!!!
Happy New Year Friend!!!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Happy New Year!!! Hugs to you!!! I know this year has been such been filled with so many challenges... You take that much deserved break! I know where to find you! HEHE! Off to like you on FB... OLM is on FB too and also under marie mac donald morgan too! OLM

sweetvintageofmine said...

Sometimes decisions are tough....I'm sure you have made the right one. I wish I lived closer to have attended your barn sale....I'm sure they were wonderful! But it's good to have a break and then you will be raring to go on the next Barn sale! Thanks for the sweet comments on the cottage...a true labor of love! Blessings~~~Roxie

pat said...

May that bluebird visit you often...

Lisa Sommers said...

I so get your decision! Sometimes we over due and something has to give! Your sale will be missed by 100's and by my husband and I! If you need a fix of selling, you are always welcome to vend at any of our South & Main In Dalton sales! Take care of your self, slow down and you still need to heal! Wishing you peace in your choices! I think 2014 should be a slower pace to smell a few extra flowers!

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