Autumn in New Hampshire means visits to apple orchards, pumpkin patches and corn mazes. As maple leaves turn vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow, members of the public get to experience the wonder of life on a farm. Ensuring these idyllic scenes yield profits, however, requires substantial logistical work for farmers. Unlike many other businesses, the income is seasonal, and the hours go well beyond a typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule. These are just a few of the considerations that are helpful to keep in mind when establishing regulations for agricultural-based businesses.
When you think of “family mealtime,” what comes to mind? Maybe your whole family is sitting around a big table and the room is filled with the smell of a home-cooked meal. Everyone is happy and enjoying each other’s company. For many of us, however, this image of family mealtime may be more of a dream than a reality.
There are so many things which pull us away from our families. TV, phones, social media, and our busy schedules all make sitting down for a family meal seem impossible. So what makes family mealtime worth the extra effort to make it a reality?