2010 is gone and we are into 2011, now is the time to take stock, evaluate and plan for the year to come. Sounds like something from a big business end of year report. Thinking about it I suppose we are a business.
The Ibbotson Family Home.
CEO and domestic director, Grandma.
Financial and maintenance director, Pampa.
Culinary and horticultural support, Benjy.
Domestic grounds person and general fixer, Paddy.
All the team work well together and I can rely on my workforce 100%. Production has risen this year and I am happy to say costs have been driven down. From our Chyenhall plant (allotment) we have harvested an increased range including potatoes, carrots, cabbage, sprouts, broad, runner and french beans, onions, shallots, squash, marrow, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, chillies, lettuce, melon and strawberries. These have been processed into a vast range of home cooked meals, pickles, chutneys and jams in our Kitchen plant. This plant has worked overtime to produce all the bread, cake and biscuit requirements as well as adequate supplies of tea.
The textile plant has also produced an increased range of goods including knitwear and fabric items mostly in the our nursery range but also some Christmas goods.
The janitorial department has manufactured almost all of the laundry and cleaning products consumed this year.
Power usage has been cut and we hope to continue this in the new year.
In the next financial year we plan to increase production at our Chyenhall plant, expand with a new freezer unit and manufacture a greater range of preserved goods. The textile plant needs to up production on socks, sweaters and dishcloths.
The workforce has increased this year with a new member of the International team, who excels at gooing and gurgling, but is inclined to demand a great deal of the CEO's attention.
All in all a very good year.