At the end of last weeks blog I said my aim for the following week was to promote Overboots to landscape gardeners and the construction industry. Well I half got there as some builders have bought some standard sox savers this week. So my school report this week says must try harder. One thing I have learnt in just a few weeks is to not get offended if someone does not return your call or e mail. In my eyes I am just a farmers wife trying to sell over-boots, unfortunately in their eyes I am no better than the chap in a cheap nylon suit touting his wares. It does though lift my spirits when you get positive messages from complete strangers like this one from William Parrish on Facebook:
"At long last! Since 1994 I've been using these since my trip to Oz and have to get a farming friend to send me some, which is always a pain. They are fantastic and do exactly what they say on the tin, I had the same problem when asked by others, where I got them from. Best of luck, I'm sure you will do really well. I will be ordering some, definitely, as my others are getting worn out!!"
I have also joined The Farming Forum this week and have placed an advert in their directory. It has over 11,000 members so with their help the news of Oz Overboots should spread far and wide. This is really my husband Andrew's territory to hide away with his head in his phone. Feels like I have entered a secret land and can see what everyone is talking about now.
This weekend we are heading up to Crufts as a family so no doubt we will each come home wanting a new dog. Not a lot will sway me away from Miniature Bull Terriers though. Best dogs in the world (in my opinion). I will let you know next week what the outcome is.