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Maryna graduated from boot camp in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri yesterday at 9:00 am. Congratulations!
Andrew flew to Missouri Wednesday to attend the graduation ceremony. Maryna has 4 days off – she can leave the base at 9:00 am but must return by 8:00 pm. Andrew sent me this picture of Maryna in her dress uniform yesterday afternoon. They had been woken up at 4:00 am Thursday before the ceremony; she was taking a nap!
Andrew is taking lots of pictures of Fort Leonardwood to show us when he returns. I imagine he’ll have more stories to tell of Maryna’s experiences at boot camp since she returned after Christmas break. Crazy – it is so hard!
Maryna will move into nicer digs next week and have a few amenities – internet! It will be easier to communicate – writing letters is so sloooooow.
We are all so proud of Maryna. Graduating from boot camp in the Unites States Army is no small feat and definitely not for the faint of heart!
There are a lot of people in Door County eating well this Christmas! This picture was taken at 9:00 am Christmas Eve day – Steve and the special orders for Standing Rib Roasts and Beef Tenderloin being picked up today.
He came to work at 2:00 am this morning! If you see him nodding off during church services, you’ll know why!
We had a Standing Rib Roast and Yorkshire Pudding last night – succulent!!!
At Main Street Market, we pride ourselves on stocking Door County products. We also sell products that may not be from Door County, but have some connection to Door County.
Rush Creek Reserve is a special, limited-release cheese from Uplands Cheese. (We also sell their very excellent Pleasant Ridge Reserve all year!) Andy Hatch is the cheesemaker – and married to Katelyn Leline, daughter of Paul and Leslie Leline.
Heidi Gilbertson from Island Bread Company on Washington Island, brings freshly baked bread from the Island once a week. Her bread is delicious;let us know if you want something specific and we will order it!
Nielsen-Massey Vanilla products are top of the line. Cam Nielsen is an Egg Harbor resident; at a Door County Land Trust fundraising event we co-sponsored, I asked her about the company. It is her family’s company – and she ran it for many years! Now her three children run the company, but she gave me the contact information and Main Street Market now stocks Nielsen-Massey vanilla!
Door County products – and connections! Buy local!
Many years ago, the Village of Egg Harbor decided to create a holiday scheme for the entire village. Small trees decorated with white lights and red bows – up and down the streets of the village at businesses and homes alike.
For some crazy reason, the Egg Harbor Business Association decided that since everybody didn’t want to decorate the same, we should have a contest. This year, I am a judge. When I got the form, I saw that Main Street Market was listed as a contestant! We did not sign up for the contest, but I decided we would try to decorate our two trees in a theme appropriate for Main Street Market.
Saturday, Jeanne and I thought the mini colored (delicious, by the way) peppers would make pretty garlands and the regular sized peppers would make colorful ornaments. Jeanne sewed the garlands, hung the ornaments, Nick cored a pineapple and planted it as a topper – and voila!
We had lots of other ideas, but most would have created a buffet for animals, so we stuck with just peppers. As soon as this silly contest is over the pepper decorations are coming off and we will just have pretty trees!
In the meantime – I hope we win!
Steve and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Italy. We drove(!) to the Chianti region for an overnight visit to Badia a Coltibuono. One of our wine salesmen and his sales representative from Della Terra set up the lodging, tour and tasting. One aspect of owning a wine business is going to visit wineries – both to try new products and learn about specific operations.
We sell Coltibuono wines. These pictures are from the Abbey (Badia in Italian) at Coltibuono – a 12th century Abbey built for Benedictine monks. It was bought by the Stucchi family 150 years ago and turned into a lodge. The Abbey also contains the storage of their wine; the production facility is 18 km away in a different town.
At Main Street Market, our vacations are often “working” vacations!