Well I think that four months is a good amount of time to tell if Alison is up to the standards that we request. She gets a healthy sum every month now so I think it was well worth the trial period. She goes to the food stand, tidies rooms, serves food, sets tables, mops floors, and other chores. She was rather hard to manage at first but I think she has mostly settled in to the routine of things by now. Yes, it is so lovely that your food stand is always open! You’re right, many of the other businesses are quite unreliable. About the dress shop- for a time Lily Merriman was considering handing the ownership over to us in the hope that we would have more time to sew clothes for it. In the meantime, however, I believe she realized she was in need of that income and has since decided to keep her ownership. How are things on your farm? I had a lovely time atBrittany’s tea party. And little Peder?
Sincerely, Rebecca K. Parkington