Things are fine, looks like we finally have a buyer for the house - along with 7 other "interested parties". The buses all come along at once..! Been busy with the ice cream, and also now 4 dessert sauces: Butterscotch, Salted Caramel, Chocolate, and a Sticky Toffee sauce. The first 3 are formulated to drizzle onto ice cream. The 4th one is for creating instant sticky toffee pudding....and it's beautiful and quite elegant. How are
things on Gigha and the ice cream business?
We're just moving 2 miles north, still here on the Isle of Gigha. My wife is a dairy farmer, so we will be moving up to the farm. It is a leasehold tenancy she inherited from her father, and which will be passed on to one of her sons. So I need to build a new greenhouse, but fortunately just recently I learnt of a good-looking option, from Orkney. They use discarded feed-pipe from fish farms, and stretch twin-walled polycarbonate over that framework. Cheap, and able to take storm winds. https://www.polycrub.co.uk/polycrub/galleryNice to hear from you! It sounds like things are going well. Where will you go when you sell the house?
Well, sort of successful. Ask me in another 18 months how we are doing. Been an incredible amount of hard work the past 4 years. I'm 63 and I've never worked this hard. For example, I made 7,000 litres of ice cream on the kitchen stove in 2018. Last year we had better equipment, but it is still a lot of work, and cashflow always challenging. But it feels worth it, as the aim is to find a way to keep the farm going through the years ahead.Great to hear about the success of your business.