Year of the Dragon!

I am so glad that it is the year of the dragon. What a great year to follow 2011, the year of the most-annoying-weather-cycles. I am sooooooo over 2011, the year of the Rabbit – which is both Spencer’s and my Chinese zodiac; homebody types that like to fluff their nests.  We had a lot of forced hunkering-down house-bound time this year, but now we’re getting antsy and ready to breathe some new fire into this new year. Plus, I really like the symbolism that the year of the dragon portends; according to Chinese astrology, “dragons prefer to live by their own rules and if left on their own, are usually successful. They’re driven, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. They’re passionate in all they do and they do things in grand fashion.” After the amazingly wet year that had us beholden to FDA rules, was full of challenges, fits and starts, I am more than ready to welcome a year that reminds us that it’s good to be unafraid, to take risks, believe in ourselves and plan on being successful. Plus, dragons are totally rad.

This year has even deeper symbolism to us here at Half Pint Farm. 2012 harkens 20 years that Spencer and I have been together, 15 years of marriage, 10 years of Half Pint Farm, 5 years of our Food Club, and year one of our prepared food business! Such milestones, it’s hard to not be a tiny bit reflective, marvel at the number 5, and wonder what the next 5 years have in store for us. An auspicious forecast…welcome 2012!

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