Have we failed you? Have we veered from our original plan? What is happening at 2 Besties Biscuits?
The answers are: maybe, yes and no & you just have NO idea!
When we started this adventure to raise money for the Northeast Missouri Humane Society we had no idea how quickly it would take off. It was like one of those plastic bags you see flailing around on the highway every time a car passes it. Only less graceful. We both have kids, dogs, jobs, families, friends (other than the 2 of us), meetings and, well......life.
So, in the beginning, 2 Besties Biscuits was to be something we randomly did on random weekends for fun. That lasted for about 2 months. Yes, 2 months. Shortly after our PUPstomers deciding to love us and support our efforts to give to the shelter we (crazily....if that's a word) decided to launch what we hoped would be an annual fundraiser (and it IS) named OPERATION: Feed the Furballs. We were baking EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY and sometimes during the week. Whew.
Cut to today:
We have regular customers. We have new customers. We take orders via email, phone, text and any form of Facebook and Instagram. We even have customers SNAP us orders (which we LOVE!). So yes, we have veered from our regular plan. Why? Because we didn't have a lengthy plan. We live in the NOW. When I get an idea, I go with it. It's who I am.
Why aren't we at the Farmer's Market every weekend? Why didn't we do that event? We have failed you there. It's true. Our intention was to be at the Farmer's Market EVERY weekend. As summer progressed we realized it wasn't happening. Why? Because we refuse to lose our love of this. We refuse to make 2 Besties a "job". 2 Besties is our FUN. We also refuse to lose FAMILY TIME. It is precious to both of us. Now sometimes we enlist our families to help with 2 Besties....but sometimes we just need to be with them. Oh...and also because I am a control freak. That's part of it, too. NOTHING is happening without ME THERE (my gram calls that one of my "quirks").
What does this mean for the future of 2 Besties Biscuits? It means that we will ALWAYS get your biscuit orders to you in a timely manner. We PROMISE! It also means that you aren't going to find us at every single event in the tri-state area. GASP! We know. We cannot do it all. We initially thought we could. Some far away day we may. For now, we are still turning out a grandiose amount of biscuits each month for various events and PUPstomers.
To date we have hand-cut (whether for sale, donation or freebies) 12,985 biscuits.