Go the way of the Goat

Jeremy Cordero... Marketing Intern

We would like to welcome our newest member of the team, Jeremy, who is a business student with an emphasis in Marketing. He will be an intern here at Basilwood for the semester and we are happy to have him on board. We know that he will add some great ideas to the mix as we take on new projects.


What is your main goal as our intern this semester?

My main goal for this semester as the marketing intern is to LEARN. There is so much opportunity to grow in this field with a small business. I know that it is my job to help with the marketing and show others that this business is the real deal. Jill has many great ideas and I am here to help add to those ideas. If there is one thing I am good at it is always having an idea to throw into the mix. I enjoy bringing new thoughts to the conversation and hopefully some of those ideas work out this semester.


How would you describe a regular day here at the farm?


A regular day at the farm for me is working in the soap roam along with the rest of the team. I love all the fresh scents that the soap roam provides for my nose. It is hard to explain but I will try so here we go…. It reminds me of a summer morning waking up to the sun in my room

and the fresh scent of flowers blooming outside the door.

I hope you all can smell it as you read that last sentence. If not, then I suggest you come on down for a visit. You will love the smell of the soap roam I promise. As I am working on SEO or talking about ideas with Jill there is always a good vibe in the soap roam. It is also great working along the “CIO” who is Max.

He is a great kid and he is entertaining to see run around the farm and the soap roam.  Also when I drive up to the farm I love how the goats are always there to greet me.


What would you like to get out of this internship here at Basilwood?


I would love to just add a different perspective to the conversation because everyone has different ideas which is a good thing when discussing a marketing plan. I want to learn as much as I can because I know that when I graduate it will be my time to show my skills. If there is anything new I can learn I am up for the task.

I know that I am not a marketing genius yet but this is my first step to taking my journey towards becoming something great. I have this funny dream that I am destined for something great and that all these obstacles right now are just a test for me. I am ready to help here at Basilwood Farm and I hope to do my best! This business is great and I am just happy to be a part of the team this semester.


As Jeremy takes on these new projects we have for him we know that he will give it his best. This is the beginning of his journey and we wish him the best as he continues to grow.

Photo Credit: Mariano Friginal Photography (the really good shots), Nicole Kent (the other good shots) & Jill Spruance ;-)

Say Cheese!

 See these precious people?

The mom and daughter enjoying a day away together?

These are the people we get to meet every time we have a Cheese Class here...

The mother & son (who is driving now?!?!?!?!) coming to their 

second annual Basilwood Cheese Class?

Two families joined together by way of marriage last year who just wanted 

to hang out together for an afternoon...

This is a BIG reason we do this.  

The two friends enjoying a day away together, or the wife whose sweet husband

bought her places for the class five months in advance for a birthday present.

The beloved niece whose Aunt brought her as a relaxing getaway after finals!  

We promised her there would be no quizzes ;-) 

And the trio of three generations... hearts of gold these three.  The precious

lady in the middle was very quiet during the workshop, but when it came time to

leave, she just kept telling me how much she enjoyed herself and giving me

hug after hug.  I just want her to know that it felt like my grandmother was back

with us in those "hug" moments, and I was extremely blessed by her.

Yes, it's fun to learn new things and pass on that knowledge to others,but the real gift is in

the people that come up here to weave the fabric that is Basilwood. We are greatly 

blessed by all of you. Thank you.

A Day at the Farm with the Friginals..

If you give a guy a camera (okay, his is newer

but this one made a good photo)...

he might come over to your house with his family,

and take pictures like this,

and this...

or this...

and then he might get hungry, and take pictures like this...

or this.

After dinner, he might take more pictures...

And all of the people on the farm would be very happy!

Thanks so much to Mariano Friginal (the guy with the camera) 

for bringing his family up to spend the evening with us in Basilwood.