Randol Honey Farm Winterset, Iowa Randol Honey Blog
Over the last year I have been through a lot! First, as you all know my mom passed away from Covid. Next, mom's computer crashed about a week after she passed away, so for the past year ever time dad needed a label I had to dig through the wreckage or create a new one to the best of my ability as quickly as possible. Sometimes it was hey I can't find a recipe. OK the labels were not hard to do, but the recipe, oh my how am I ever going to figure this out? I have never got to help mom do any of this, nor did I really want to. It was her thing I had my job and family. Lesson learned mom; you taught me a lot even after your gone. Pay attention to what other family members care about, you never know what changes are coming. Anyways, I found the recipes over the last year, and had to interpret some of the scratches I saw. I think I found every recipe now, and I think I have a label for everything. After getting that started, I took over making the soaps and anything that falls under the bath and body products tab on the website. So yes, I was making products and looking for all these things at the same time. I had no idea what kind of task this all would entail! Trying to juggle family, work, finding labels and recipes, and making these products some days have been over whelming. I am thankful dad kept doing the honey, beer bread, cheesecakes, wine mixes, and spices because there is no way I could have done that too. Kris has been the beekeeper; he owns all the hives right now. Now that brings us to today. I have constantly asked God how I am to keep up with everything going on, he gave me an answer I didn't expect. The company I work for decided to close the facility I work at and gave us all a severance package. I am going to see what I can do to make this business take off and grow so I can make this a full family business. God blesses people in ways they don't expect and sends them down paths they wouldn't normally go. So, to wrap everything up here, people have seen some stagnant things happening with the website, it has not been watched as well as it should have. I am truly sorry for that; I don't fully understand website management yet. I didn't have time to take care of it because the core business was the most important thing to conquer first. Now the website is getting looked at. I did find I can't do as much as I want to with it yet, but I can still make some major changes that will appeal to people.