On Wednesday of this week, we had our long awaited zoning hearing with the Williams Township Zoning Board. To give a little back story, we received a call from the zoning office in late May after they received a complaint in regards to our youth camps. Apparently someone called in and asked, "How is this allowed?" After an initial panic, a little worry and a few weeks of stress, we are happy to report that everything went according to plan at the hearing and we are able to continue doing what we are doing here at the farm.
That being said, I want to thank everyone in the community who came out to support us, wrote letters, and had our back these past couple of week. It was much needed and we are grateful!
Women Empowering Women
We have some things going down in a few hours. Today at 5 pm we will be hosting (by we I mean Marisa) a pretty cool event here on the farm. This gathering is called Women Empowering Women: Your Health is Your Wealth and it will be the first of its kind. We have a pretty impressive group of women coming out to the farm from all over the northeast. They are coming to share lessons they have learned over the years, how they create an abundant life, building a strong network, business opportunities, Q & A and more! If that doesn't sound good enough then maybe this will... the event is FREE and not only will you be feeding your mind with knowledge but you can also feed your belly with some great Marisa cooking! It should be a fun event and we are really looking forward to it!
For more information and to register, click the following link: Your Health is Your Wealth
What I've Been Thinking About...
Recently we were out to eat at the Trolley Barn Public Market in Quakertown and I noticed something: The places that sold booze were jam packed! It wasn't the smoothie bar, the cafe, or the flatbread shop. If you sold something that had some alcohol in it, business was booming! This got me thinking, the human race loves their vices! Whether it be booze, sweets, gambling, or whatever else you may get into, these types of businesses appear to be booming. I guess there are some things that we just can't resist. Which brings me to my point...
I read a post on Instagram this week that went, "Even IF we find the perfect diet, we will still have the issue of getting people to stick to it". The human psyche is a tough nut to crack. We can tell people what to do and how great it will make their life but at the end of the day, those underlying habits or routines are still present. Not only do they exist, but they coincide alongside our vices of choice. Like the great Smokey Robinson once said, these things "really got a hold on me". And once they get a hold of you, it is not an easy thing to break. I think the best way to avoid these types of trappings is to never step foot deep in the trap to begin with. Easier said then done, I know but isn't everything like that in life?
What I've Been Watching...
Great Greek Myths
I was straightening up the house this week and decided to put something on the television for some background noise. I have an elementary understanding of Greek mythology so I thought this series would be a good way to get familiar with some of the ancient stories. What I wasn't expecting were tales of infanticide, incest, total destruction, and a hell of a lot of confusion. All of this occurred in the first episode! If you want your mind to be blown, try to understand the family tree of Zeus and see how that works out for you. While I was watching it, I wondered, "people really believed in this story?"
Quote of the Week
"The journey... the journey is what brings us happiness... not the destination" -- Dan Millman