Well, I really do not know where the time has gone since my last entry. Not a lot has happened but we seem to have been busy nevertheless.
We decided to close the shop for a couple of weeks, re-opening on the 2nd October. Although it is not much trouble to man because we have an alert which sounds in the house when anyone comes into the farm entrance, it is still a tie on the days that we open.
Autumn/winter opening will be Thursday to Saturday 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (or dusk as we do not have electricity in the shop!). Sales are never great in the summer, obviously, as people are not really thinking about keeping warm, but from now on until Christmas we become more popular.
I have been updating the stock on the online shop as that also gets busier in the autumn. Three of us are knitting now and we have some new additions such as aran pattern cushions (very "in" at the moment), floppy hats, and I finally got to grips with the knitting machine so I can make scarves very quickly.