OK, this week the first Christmas trees will move from High Hopes Gardens to Wheatsfield Co-op in Ames. We’ll be there 9-3 or until they sell out on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 11th from 11-4 or until sold out. We’ll also have our gift baskets for sale. We really don’t know what to expect in terms of transport, selling, etc., but it promises to be fun.
Here’s a look at the densely planted windbreak – in need of thinning now that the trees are growing together..
one year ago…”Mark Gets Month-Long Sabbatical”
Today I was sitting in Linda’s office after a Lego League practice and one of Linda’s friends and teaching colleagues walks in Linda’s office and drops incredible news on us. A movie based on a book she wrote was picked as one of the 16 films out of some 3,000 or so films submitted to hit the main stage at the Sundance Film Festival! She also wrote the screenplay, so it was all jaw-dropping news. In the oddest corners of the world, like at Marshalltown Community College, the creative writing teacher suddenly gets her life turned around (again)!
The book is autobiographical, called This Dark World: A Memoir of Salvation Found and Lost. The book is out of print and I haven’t read it, but it portrays Carolyn’s life as a pregnant 17-yr old girl in a Des Moines trailer park who joins a kind of hippie fundamentalist sect and her journey out of the cultish group.
No doubt many adventures are ahead for Carolyn, not the least of which will be seeing this part of her life played by Vera Farminga (who played opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air) along with Josh Leonard of Blair Witch Project fame.
one year ago…”Putting Bees Away for Winter”
This evening there seemed to be a higher than usual number of contrails in the air.
All the Thanksgiving travelers heading home Sunday night?
one year ago…”Emma on the Hardwoods”
We finally had a calm day to get the garlic mulch over the garlic.
It’s been a windy month, and I had an afternoon to get it on, so that was #1 on the list for the day..
one year ago…”Thanksgiving Meal”
The turkey was so good, that we did the rest of it today and threw in some fish for good measure.
I’ll do this again. It’s a good thing to do while doing something else outside while putzing around the farm.
one year ago…”Thingamajig Thursday #186″