May, 2024

We are scrambling, as we always do in May in Maine.  Getting businesses ready, plantings done (we have to wait until later than most), making monumental decisions about the future.
One such decision as I write this is hiring a Farm Manager, gardener, rescue animal caretaker, all around kind person for Swan Song, our new saltwater farm in Sullivan, Maine.
Swan Song is my self proclaimed passion project and I want it to be perfect.  I don’t want anyone cutting corners, I don’t want to get disappointed if I see something I don’t like, I just want perfection.  I mean, I guess I want perfection everywhere but I don’t demand it.  Well, I haven’t demanded it, yet….
I know there is only so much that can get done in a day and the attention to deal I may have and see, isn’t always the same with others.  Really, can I even expect to be? In the end the responsibility is mine, the buck stops here and I have to be in a million places at once to assure that everything is exactly right - OR accept that it isn’t always going to be.  I’ve decided to choose my battles and Swan Song may be a bit of a battle zone - in a good way - because I am not going to settle and I am not going to look the other way.  This is IT  - possibly— the last huge project of my career and I want it done my way.  If I sound like a spoiled brat, I guess I am - but the only person who has to spoil me is myself so I don’t need to make apologies for it. :)
I’m excited about this new position with our team - a genuinely kind and compassionate farmer with a love for animals and a desire to create something magical.  I know, it’s a big ask.