Friday, April 13, 2012

Letting my hair down…

It clearly seems to me that everyone is just a little too uptight these days. Although we take business very seriously, and we do our very best to make it better, we often take time here at Harris Seeds to have a laugh or two. I have had my share over the years I have spent with Harris Seeds. I remember nailing Bonnie’s blinds to the windowsill. Oh, how she struggled that morning. Then there was the time I ground up some fiery hot peppers in the coffee grinder and it drove the marketing department out the door for hours. There are many more that I cannot share, but my point is this: do not go through life without a laugh or two. It is good for the soul and good for those that work for you.

Our company is owned by a kind and generous man, and he expects savvy business practices from the team here at Harris Seeds, and we do not let him down. I am very proud with the things that we have accomplished, but I can guarantee that we have had fun along the way. Laughter can bring one out of a sullen mood, and all of a sudden, the world around you seems to brighten.

Today, we were in the greenhouse taking cut flower supply photos. Michael Wells, our in-house sales specialist for New York and Pennsylvania, and I had the opportunity to don some new head gear. Photos included. It is good to have a sense of humor and make fun of yourself once in a while... it builds character, I think. Some may call me an old fool, but I am a happy old fool. Michael is a young fool then, I guess.



  1. glad to see you having fun - it makes life that much better to know this!!!

  2. Our area Food Bank is moving away from canned produce to fresh produce. They have contacted our church about the potential to use some of our acreage for a high tunnel produce farm.

    We have available acreage and a well to water.

    We are located in eastern Virgina near the Chesapeake Bay. What is the best high tunnel produce crop to raise in this area that would maximize production for the food bank?

    What advice can you give on getting started?

    Thank you for your assistance.