Connie and Jeff from Seattle, Washington, stayed with us as our last guests of the season before we close for September and October. They are super nice people and brought a lovely end to another fabulous 10 months of being B&B hosts.
You can read their guestbook comment here.
It's been a very busy week for trout selling, too. We sold over 1,400 trout this week (for Roberto, Martin's friend and another very good contact we just met who bought 1,200 of our 0.5 kilo size fish). This guy is coming back next week because he wants some bigger 1 kilo-ish fish and more of the 0.5 kilo fish... about 600 more in total!). He wants us to go visit his farm where he has three small ponds (but too small to grow a variety of sizes) and he apparently fillets the trout and sells to restaurants, etc. From what I understand, he wants to buy from us regularly (but we don't know if that means once a month... once a week?). We definitely cannot accommodate his request for ongoing supply right now as our fish are accounted for, but if we can strike a deal, then we're happy to raise more fish for him. Always nice to find new clients.
The request for so many fish from our large pond put our new net to good use. This is how it's done...
And this is the scale we normally use...
But we might have to graduate to this version (this one belongs to the man who bought the fish... he came prepared!)
In other news... I will be flying back home to Canada on September 1st for a little over two weeks to visit with my children, my parents, one of my sisters and brother-in-law, my sister-in-law, and a few dear friends. Of course, there's so many more family and friends I will not be able to see, which is always the challenge of not enough time. So I apologize in advance if I cannot stop in this time around. I will not be writing my blog while I'm away, but you can expect my next post, Sunday, Sept 25.
While I'm away, Kevin will be staying here taking care of things (thank you, Kevin!). Some great news (although not so much for me) is that one of our friends from Burlington (who now lives in England with his family) will be taking a short detour from a business trip to visit Kevin. Geoff will be staying at Hush Valley Lodge next Sunday and Monday, which will be super fun for Kevin. I'm so sorry that I will miss seeing him, but I can't be in two places at once. Geoff has been following our journey so it will be lovely for Kevin to show him in person our progress.
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