However, I am finding that the two lives do mesh (in some strange, twisted maybe Park Wife world). It is possible to be a wife, mom, farmer, have a farmers market and still have a little pizazz.
Branding our "farm", the farmer's market and even myself as a "foodie" has utilized my marketing and PR skills more than I could have ever imagined. The fun thing about this aspect is that I love breaking down stereotypes. No, I do not wear denim skirts and wear my hair in a bun but I am a homeschool mom and I don't wear overalls, walk around with a toothpick in my mouth, but I am a farmer. I can't tell you how many times I have been interviewed or been at a meeting and people think I am kidding when I say I am a farmer. So, I think I am going to coin a new term, I am FARM FLASHY. Watch out Project Runway, a niche market here? And, I might actually wear it, unlike some of the things we see models wear these days.
One of my friends is working on my logo to put on my produce and signage for the farmers market, I am very excited. Of course as soon as it is done, I will be sharing it with you. Just think Southern Belle Farm Chick and let your imagination go with that. Hey, send me your ideas as well, that would be fun.
One last thing, the Farm Flash Fairy was watching over me the other day. There is a new consignment shop in town so I stopped by to ask about bringing some of the boys clothes in, mostly the ones they never wore because if you have boys, you know how they tear up clothes. So, I walked in and saw these sitting by the counter.
Yes, these are the very same ones that Ree owns, and no, I did not spend what she did on them. Oh mercy, they are fantastic. I am going to wear them next week to speak to the Lions Club. Of course I will wear a cute skirt (not denim) and something pink.
No more pearls, but definitely not rhinestones,
The Park Wife