5/1/2022: Moving into May with a status report
Hello again everyone! Another blog post, and another busy week down!
Fortunately over the last few weekends I’ve gotten a lot of critical farm/yard work done, and weekdays have been going smoothly now that I’m caught up on husbandry. There’s always a lot to do, but fortunately with a new assistant around a lot of the tedious/background misc. stuff is getting done while I’ve focused on the priority issues.
E-mails are still a bit of a slog, but I have been able to clear the inbox every 4-7 days and that’s just how things will be for a few more weeks as we settle into a new schedule. Correspondingly the order back log is clearing so when orders are confirmed, there will be a faster shipping turnover time.
The goals now are to keep the momentum on husbandry, finish up the last of the project set-ups while I have enclosures handy (I’ve been buying every pet store in a 5 mile radius out of 5.5 gallon aquaria and plastic enclosures for the last few months), finish up yard/farm work that’s applicable to the bug projects (like getting host plant divisions and starts settled in for a season of growing), and finally to set my eyes on what species I hope to collect in June in Florida.
Website work will be on the back burner for some time, since many new roaches were added just a few months ago anyways. The full isopod inventory update will likely be a fall thing, but expect over a hundred and species strains to pop up many of which should become fast favorites.
I feel like at this point “thank you for your patience” is becoming one of my slogans, but I really do appreciate it when there’s a lot to do and only so much manpower to get it done.
Enjoy the improved weather as summer nears!