off-season activity

Gearing Up
As winter draws to a close here in the northeast, we begin preparing in earnest to deal with the inevitable springtime rush.  There are contracts to sign, materials to order, plants to grow, schedules to set and hires (if any) to be made.  And we do all of this knowing that, once the weather breaks, we want to burst out of the gate like an odds-on favorite at the Kentucky Derby. To make this happen, we need to be ready.  Where I live and work, winters are usually long, so by spring our coffers are low, our staff is eager to get some exercise and our general desire to