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Thursday, September 4, 2014


Tortuga Thursday
In 2012, on the plains of Northern Arizona, two families joined forces and began the trials and tribulations of building a small family farm with nothing in the bank but love.

What a week...the car is in the shop for the third time in five weeks. The tractor is broken, although Lance has the reason nailed down after taking it apart today. Should be fixed tomorrow. All the onions were ripe so I have about a hundred to tie and hang to cure in the next few days. I should mention I got NO writing done. There was some vending fun - music and wine in a lovely setting at the Harvest Festival at the Granite Creek Vineyard. And some really good news: our crops are plentiful and we've been able to donate twice to the local food bank. I LOVE dropping off food there.

In the middle of all of this, we're trying to reintroduce our Indiegogo campaign. The first ten days were disappointing. I suggested we take the remaining thirty days with the attitude that we're starting fresh. The whole idea of putting ourselves out there for fundraising is difficult for all of us. Because of that, we haven't pushed or promoted as much as we are supposed to be doing. We're pretty much do it on our own kind of people. But in order to make the business grow, funding is needed. So many people who've tasted the pickles and relish and/or seen our pirate logo marketing told us we should go for it. We redid our intro video (I've added it below), moved the long video to the end and beefed up the perks for contributing. On Saturday I'm handing out flyers at the Farmer's Market that read:

Pirate Pickling Company is embarking on a fund raising campaign. If you like our products, want to see a larger variety and be able to buy our products off the shelf, now is your opportunity to be a part of our expansion. By donating to our cause through, you will receive valuable gifts such as our limited edition T-shirts and pickle products. You will also feel the satisfaction of being a part of the Pirate Pickling success story. To donate to our expansion go to and type "Set Sail with Pirate Pickles" in the search box.

Thirty days more. I'd like to ask you all to join in the campaign and claim your pickles. If you can't, then please spread the word. You can share this post by clicking the icons below for any of your social media connections. Thanks!

Here's the new intro video you'll see if you go to


  1. Good luck, Brenda. This is a tremendous undertaking!

    1. Thanks, Barbara. There is some luck involved so we need the good wishes.