Over the last year we have been busy. I homeschooled my daughter for her first year of school starting the year in Kindergarten and ending in 1st grade. We're following a year-round schedule, and this "year" she's in what most would call 2nd grade. We've connected with some local homeschool families, and found some other extracurricular activities to participate in. I tried focusing more time on doing things as a family instead of so much on work. We lost some chickens, gained a bunch more, and failed miserably in the garden (as did most of everyone around here thanks to a very hot yet too wet summer). Recently we acquired a 20-year-old pony that my daughter named Dixie. She's the sweetest pony and we love her so much. I hope she loves it here as much as we love having her. This past year I also spent a lot of time visiting doctor after doctor, never finding answers for the many mysterious symptoms I have been suffering with for years. One doctor has given me the diagnosis of Lupus. After having a round of self-pity, I decided I don't want to accept that diagnosis and have again started seeing new doctors for a second opinion. The jury is still out, but it's confirmed I do have some sort of autoimmune disorder. This all has taken its toll on me, and after much deliberation, I've decided it is time to close Niffer's. I have tried to hold on for as long as possible, but I just can't seem to balance life with Niffer's, and I need to be able to focus on my family and health.
I wanted to give everyone as much time as possible to order products and stock up if they wanted to, but I seem to have found that special place where time ran away again. So, I'm unfortunately just giving you a couple of weeks. If you need anything you don't see listed in the shop, feel free to email or message via Facebook. I'm happy to accommodate everyone as much as I can, but some things I'm not restocking supplies to make just one last time.
It has been such a wonderful experience the last 6 years. When I started Niffer's I never thought I would reach so many people around the world. I just needed a little extra income during a difficult time and it bloomed into something much more. The research and time spent learning how to make products that were not only useful but natural and good for everyone is something that will be with me forever. I have enjoyed the opportunity to share my knowledge and products to people near and far. I hope everyone has enjoyed Niffer's All Natural Products, too. Together we have helped people all around the country after disasters and locally at shelters and with other fundraising charities by raising money or donating laundry powder directly. I hope anyone who wants to make a small difference will take the chance, like I did. It has really been a pleasure and I am sad to say goodbye. Perhaps I will start again in the future, but right now I need to utilize the little time I seem to catch and use it to focus on things closer to home. Thanks again to all of you that have supported me for the last 6 years. I cherish each one of you!