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<p>Anyone wanting a ticket shoot me off a message or text me at (306) 728-0208 we can arrange something. Thank you for supporting a great sport. <br/>
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Anyone wanting a ticket shoot me off a message or text me at (306) 728-0208 we can arrange something. Thank you for supporting a great sport.
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Posted 3 weeks ago

2019 season

Wow. It came in a furry, it ended so quickly. I seriously didn’t think life and business could ever get busier and then it steps up a notch. It takes a small army of family, staff and friends to pull off an amazing season which I am forever grateful. It also takes persistence, organization, many long hard hours, and passion to provide the services that we provide. I know that some of our customers are upset about not getting the end of the year sales. We are upset we cannot provide those sales. However, when we spend as many hours of laborious love on a plant, we feel it is an insult to us to put them on sale at the end of the season. Hence the one day sale for a great cause. We are also very tired of the questions for when we will put things on sale. It’s different when your buying from a big box store. They anticipate the loss, they can take the loss, as a small business owner that funds herself, I cannot take those losses nor should I have to anticipate the loss. We are a very community minded business that donates to numerous places and causes without wanting recognition or a pat on the back. It is who we are. Humble, grounded and hard working. So why the post. I still receive two to three messages a day asking if we have a sale, what do we do with the extras, etc. We don’t have a sale, our extras are gone and we are only open by appointment. If I don’t answer your call or return your messages right away it’s because I am trying to spend time with my family, to recoup from the season, and ground myself so I am a better form of me. We are open from May 1 to June 23 and so now it is my time. I don’t mind the calls, I don’t mind the questions, I don’t mind the messages. Just don’t expect an immediate response. I will be back August for the immediate responses. Have a great summer, enjoy your family, and make new friends plus treasure the old friends. Life is too short.

Posted 10 weeks ago
<p>We have spent many hours moving, cleaning, sorting, decorating and setting up for the tea that is going to take place tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm rain or shine. We hope it’s rain. <br/>
The Growing Hope Tea is a fundraiser that we do that helps, encourages, lightens, and promotes a brighter day to many people that feel that life has dealt them a heavy cloud. Growing Hope has distributed over $29,000 over the past 10 years to our surrounding communities. It is a way for us to support others and also a way to say thank you for supporting me, my family and my staff in a business that we are passionate about. <br/>
If you want to know more about what we do; don’t hesitate in asking me,Judy, about some of the things we have funded. We don’t advertise our support as it is important that we remain anonymous in many cases.<br/>
So I hope your afternoon is free to come to the greenhouse to take part in our one day sales, raffles and 50/50 tickets. <br/>
Your admission is $5 which also gets you entered into the door prize draw. <br/>
The tea includes homemade desserts, fresh fruit, beverages, and an atmosphere of an old fashioned garden party. <br/>
All proceeds from the tea and greenhouse sales will go towards funding the Growing Hope Trust Fund and Canadian Student Leadership Conference 2020 (which our daughter,Katelyn is part of in Yorkton).<br/>
Thank you for your continued support and “Growing Hope” in many lives</p>

<p>Judy Kraushaar<br/>
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We have spent many hours moving, cleaning, sorting, decorating and setting up for the tea that is going to take place tomorrow from 1pm to 4pm rain or shine. We hope it’s rain.
The Growing Hope Tea is a fundraiser that we do that helps, encourages, lightens, and promotes a brighter day to many people that feel that life has dealt them a heavy cloud. Growing Hope has distributed over $29,000 over the past 10 years to our surrounding communities. It is a way for us to support others and also a way to say thank you for supporting me, my family and my staff in a business that we are passionate about.
If you want to know more about what we do; don’t hesitate in asking me,Judy, about some of the things we have funded. We don’t advertise our support as it is important that we remain anonymous in many cases.
So I hope your afternoon is free to come to the greenhouse to take part in our one day sales, raffles and 50/50 tickets.
Your admission is $5 which also gets you entered into the door prize draw.
The tea includes homemade desserts, fresh fruit, beverages, and an atmosphere of an old fashioned garden party.
All proceeds from the tea and greenhouse sales will go towards funding the Growing Hope Trust Fund and Canadian Student Leadership Conference 2020 (which our daughter,Katelyn is part of in Yorkton).
Thank you for your continued support and “Growing Hope” in many lives

Judy Kraushaar
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<p>Please call  me if you are wanting to set up a fundraiser or class</p>

Please call  me if you are wanting to set up a fundraiser or class

Posted 31 weeks ago

2019 a year to come

2019, a year of more classes, a year of teaching, a year of new contacts, a year to be excited about.  Wow that seems like such a large list of goals to achieve in such a short amount of time.  Well, check, check, check, and check; goals accomplished. lol  It is easy to set your goals for a season when they are already set in motion.  I didn’t say that my goals were accomplished, I did say that they are set and on their way to success.  

A year of more classes.  In 2018, I had started to offer succulent classes in the spring, followed by annual planting classes, which lead to fall arrangements and Christmas centerpieces.  I knew that I enjoy teaching but after a season like last year I now know that I LOVE!!! teaching about plants.  So when the opportunity came to do more classes and fundraisers for 2019, I jumped on the ride. I can’t wait for it all to start and I look forward to seeing you throughout the season.

A year of teaching. Well who knew a greenhouse junky could teach.  lol It is one of my passions and I love to see children become more active in gardening and knowing where their food comes from.  It is satisfying to see those little and sometimes not so little eyes light up when their cup of wheat, peas, whatever we plant, comes out of the ground.  They really feel a sense of pride that they can grow something. I feel a sense of accomplishment knowing that I helped in that process.  LOVE IT!!!!

A year of new contacts. With doing the classes away from the greenhouse, it has opened up my doors to new and exciting people that are like minded and eager for spring, eager to plant, and eager to make things beautiful.  Being surrounded by like-minded people is inspiring and fills this greenhouse lady’s heart with gratitude.

A year to be excited about.  This year not only are we offering more classes and fundraising opportunities but I am opening an online store that will feature plants or potted arrangements for that week only.  This will be a one week special only and they are a one of a kind service that we will provide.  Limited amounts will be posted during that week and you will have the chance to purchase or save your “Weekly Treat” through our website store.  The offers will run from March 12, 2019 to June 11, 2019.  I am excited and nervous all in the same breath.  As with anything new it is the unexpected that has me up at night lol

SOOOOOO…. we will be starting production at the end of February with planting geraniums and so on and so forth.  I’ve got some new staff coming this year so stop by and say hello.  We will be opening for annual sales only May 1, 2019 to May 13, 2019 which will give us the time to bring in the water plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, etc. that usually arrive around May 10 or so.  Starting May 13, 2019 we will be fully open to sell all our available products.  What I ask of you if your coming the first 10 days of May is to be patient, don’t mind the chaos, and please ask for assistance.  We have ALOT!!!!! on our plates and will be moving product into its place for the season. 

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Take care until next time,

Judy Kraushaar

Posted 31 weeks ago

Excuse me......

Posted by Judy Kraushaar on Thursday, September 13, 2018
January 2017...... really it's been that long.  Apparently, I need to find more time to update my website.  What has happened since 2017..... well LOTS!!!!! 
2017 was a year of reflecting on those growths, learning from the struggles and celebrating the successes. So for the 2018 season, MooseBay Greenhouses wanted to change the focus of the way we did business and brought the business back to the basics.  We discontinued two of our wholesale contracts and in its place we inserted succulent, f...
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Skipped a year

Posted by Judy Kraushaar on Thursday, January 5, 2017
Holy Moly, it's 2017.  Yikes I missed a year.  2016 a year of growth, struggles, and successes which sums up everything in three words. 
Growth, our greenhouse business and farm business expanded which left us in a vertical learning curve once again.  Who knew that adding on to a business meant everything changes. lol.  Not only do you increase your product but it also means increasing your managing skills, customer expansion, more troubleshooting, longer hours, and less appreciation for what ...
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Happy Easter

Posted by Judy Kraushaar on Sunday, April 5, 2015
Happy Easter to you. 
We have been busy filling up the greenhouses these past three weeks. This season we seemed to have hit the ground running.  Other years we eased into planting and took our time.  This year I had the plants three days before we started and we all felt like we had been hit by a truck the first week.  Our bodies weren't use to the lifting, bending, and running.  The planters were unbelievable.  They planted up to 4000 plants a day which required soil to be mixed, pots fille...
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2015 season opener

Posted by Judy Kraushaar on Thursday, February 5, 2015
With only a few weeks left before my season begins I am frantically finalizing orders and reviewing what I have coming for the season.  I am very excited to see what this season will bring.  My husband says its going to be an early spring with warmer weather and I can't wait. 
Can you believe this will be my eighth season? I sure can't; I still learn new things every season and just when I think I have something figured out, it changes.  Eight years ago I didn't know how many wave petunias to ...
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New Perspective

Posted by Judy Kraushaar on Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I was looking back at some of my blogs and I am always surprised by the way time flies by.  I shouldn't be surprised, I lived the time that seemed to have flown by but REALLY where does the time go.  It has been almost a year since I posted a note here.  

In that year I reflect back at what was accomplished, what was felt, how I made a difference, what my family contributed, how I contributed to my family, what I need to change, and what is to come.  In that reflection I also really take a loo...
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