We held our “official” ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday at the new farmstead on Log Cabin Road. The weather was bright and warm–perfect after many days of torrential downpours.
During the previous week we had delivered flyers inviting our new neighbors to an open house prior to the ribbon cutting. We suspected they might be curious about the new farming enterprise in the neighborhood, and this would be a good opportunity to show them what we are up to and allay any concerns they might have. Many of them came, along with several of our old friends, and it turned out to be a grand time.
Ginny commented afterwards on how much she enjoyed meeting and talking with the neighbors. I guess so! She missed the ribbon cutting taking place up at the sugarhouse because she was so involved with her new friends down on the flats.
That was okay with me. Chris and I handled the official duties, first posing with a chainsaw, and then using the traditional scissors. We thank the Victor Chamber of Commerce and the offices of NYS Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb and State Senator Rich Funke for attending the ceremony and offering their words of encouragement.
We’re excited about operating our farm in Victor. We believe Kettle Ridge Farm can be a positive contributor in the way of agri-tourism and we’re very appreciative of the community support we receive.