People are asking me what does this Rain Gauge Queen mean? Well, for several years we were known as The Basket Lady on Amazon. We were the "Go To" company to find the best warming bread basket on the marketplace. Since we are no longer carrying our bread baskets, and I am focusing on designing a line of rain gauges, I want to be the "Go To" company for decorative rain gauges! I think Rain Gauge Queen is an appropriate title. Don't you agree?
In March, we introduced two more new rain gauge designs. How many designs of rain gauges do I need to reach my title goal? Once production started on our order of the Blue Bird Rain Gauge and I fell in love with how gorgeous it was, I started working on creating two new designs. My dad was an avid deer and elk hunter. He took yearly hunting trips to Colorado. I grew up eating wild game meats. And, yes, we had antlers hanging on our wall. A friend of mine, Deb DeCarlo, had recently moved from California to Ohio and she was posting photos on Facebook of deer visiting her new yard. They are stunning animals really. Graceful and majestic at the same time. Deb inspired my new design of "Buck" Rocky Mountain Elk.
Buck is beautifully finished. He brings you a peaceful reminder of the great American outdoors to your garden. All of our rain gauges have a hand painted finish. I think what I love the most about Buck is how much his face features portray his gentleness.
Also in March, we introduced our North American Rainbow Trout small rain gauge. Again, my Dad was a fisherman. I used to love our Saturday morning fishing outings. Did you know that Lake Taneycomo in the State of Missouri is renowned for being the best trout fishing lake in all of the United States? That is because it is stocked every year with 60,000 Rainbow Trout and 10,000 Brown Trout.
Our rainbow trout is a beautiful addition to the avid fisherman's garden. Our rainbow trout is a show off! He loves being the center of attention so he can show off his beautiful colors. You will love how he struts his trout-ness to your garden.
When we received out shipment in March, the freight costs had increased by about 35%. We were thinking this was bad but we could live with it at this point. It did cause our prices to increase. Every retail company was trying to stock up on inventory they were unable to get in 2020 due to the pandemic. Little did we know at that time how bad it was going to get.
In Part III we will show you the new rain gauges we introduced in April.