I am hesitant to post in a thread that calls rain stupid
Sorry many of you are having a bad time of it. I got off to one of my slowest starts due to the cold but things have really taken off with the 80+ degree temps and lots of rain. Perfectly timed rain yesterday in the evening after a hot day. Going to be a sunny but wet cut today. Last year was much warmer but also much drier. So things were slow because it was dry. Made up for it with the early start in February.
We are a lot like Farmers. Farmers have to put back money to get them through the lean times. This is seasonal work, controlled many times by the weather. You have to charge accordingly. You also have to keep an emergency reserve fund in the bank.