We opened up our pizzeria this year too. It's called Hogstone's Wood Oven. We've been open just about a month. We have a lot of work to do but we're finding a groove. All in good time. The one thing for sure is the pizza is very good and we're off to a great start. We're invested into taking our farming to the next level which I know may sound cliche-ish but we love to cook. It inspires us and we like to share that inspiration with other. It's also real. We like real. Real is good.
Katie and I just returned from a week in Tuscany. It was amazing and I'm very inspired by the things I saw and learned there. I celebrated my 50th birthday while there, I couldn't dream of a better place to do so. Italians take style, food and drink to an elevated level and it was one of those take a step back and reflect moments. I'm humble by nature but as I reflect, I just think to myself "dude... you've done a lot of cool shit"
For now, there is much to do for the new season. More planning than physical labor, which at times can be frustrating. Spring time tends to toy with your emotions and patience is a virtue. I'm ready, a new season, spring in step and intently focused on being the best we can be.