Rare, Open-pollinated & Heirloom Garden Seeds
"Preserving the future,
Victory Seed Company
As I wrote last year's address, it was obvious that our nation had started into a spiral of bad economic times. The conditions worsened throughout the year resulting in a full-blown recession second only to the Great Depression of the early 20th century. As I write this, a full ten percent of Americans are still unemployed. I honestly feel that our government is not focusing on the right issues that will lead us back towards prosperity.
I am the kind of person who tries to see the glass as being half full. As I look forward to 2010, it is scary. If we let it, the future always has the potential for being scary. It is that fear of the unknown that can eat at us. But there is also hope. Tough times can either break folks or make us stronger.
Our philosophy has always been to "plan for the worst and hope for the best." We continue to evaluate our business practices and operational procedures and make changes as necessary in order to keep fiscally strong. Although most of the costs of business continue to rise, in these tough times, we are working to keep our Victory Seeds® affordable to our gardening friends.
Some of the steps we have taken for this year are:
On a more personal note, as a family run organization, we continue to grow. With the support of your orders and word of mouth recommendations, we were able to "stimulate the local economy" by having a new "seedhouse" built. It is such a blessing to be in one large space. For over a decade we have had all the various functions scattered about in several different old buildings on the farm. Workflow is much more efficient now.
And on the subject of growing, our family has added two new members. Our two eldest daughters and their husbands, both part of the work here, each had a baby since my last letter. Denise and I now are the happy grandparents of a granddaughter and a grandson. It is awesome. They are the first of the sixth generation at the farm here.
I want to take this time to thank you for your past and continued support of our seed preservation work and truly hope that you find happiness, peace and prosperity this coming year.
~ Gardening (and personal) Success to You and Yours in 2010! ~
December 19, 2009
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