Mustard Anyone?


So here I am standing in a vineyard soaking up the sunshine and the brilliant field of yellow before me.  Mustard, the condiment that finds its way into many a dish and on bun alike paints another postcard for us in the Napa Valley.  The wild mustard is in full bloom throughout the vineyards.  This time of the year the vines themselves are catching a long winter nap but the mustard and other cover crops are growing quickly.  I marvel at the changes to the landscape that seem to take place almost daily here.

Observation, it is what I do.  Whether its a gift or a curse I sometimes wonder because I often find myself preoccupied watching, listening and trying to understand what is happening around me.   My observations often lead to questions of why someone is “doing it that way”.   This type of questioning is important for improvement to take place.  I find too often that the habits we have formed over time are not always the best.

I challenge you to deliberately observe one of your daily routines.  Step back for a moment and ask yourself  “why do I do it this way?”  Even better, why do I do it at all?  In a world were we seem to be short on time, why not look at how you spend your time.  You might be surprised that you have a solution waiting to be discovered.

Until next time…stop and observe.

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EXCITING NEWS!  BDCo has moved to NAPA. 

After spending more than 30 great years as a resident of St. Helena, BDCo began a search in 2019 for a new office location in Napa that would better suit its needs. The goal was to improve the life/work balance for members of the team without inconveniencing our customers. Our newly completed Napa home meets our requirements perfectly and we can't wait to welcome you for a visit once we are all able to move about freely. 

For now, our office remains closed to visitors and much of our staff will continue to work remotely at their discretion and in accordance with current safety regulations. 

Our new address is :

Brotemarkle, Davis & Co. LLP
1000 Main Street, Suite 250
Napa, CA 94559 

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