Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone who came out for our holiday open house recently.  Friday was a miserable day, cold and rainy, but a few intrepid customers braved the elements on that day.  Saturday was a much better day - cold but clear.  It's so nice to see both old friends and new customers at our open house.  We know the demands on everyone's time during this season, and we appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

I'm surprised that winter has started so early.  I don't like ice, but I must admit, it makes for beautiful scenery - all the tree branches outlined in ice.  Then the snow on top, and coating all the fir trees.  My rosemary plant in the 4-square garden is 2 years old and quite big.  It was outlined in ice and then covered in snow - really beautiful!

Speaking of rosemary - I had a customer interested in buying a rosemary topiary for a gift.  She came with her husband, and they could not decide between a standard or tree form and the ring form.  They debated back and forth until I mentioned that the ring form was blooming prettily, with its small, blue flowers.  I said that people always comment on the rosemary in the garden when it's blooming.  That sold them and I'm hoping the recipient is happy with my suggestion.

Lucy did not like the ice at all.  She walked gingerly and refused to go back out until it warmed up and the ice melted somewhat.  She does, however, love the snow.  When she realized it was snowing, she couldn't wait to go out.  Her favorite thing is chasing, and eating snowballs.

The farm is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm through December 21.  We close over the holidays and the shop reopens on January 9.  Winter hours for the shop are Thursday-Saturday 9-5.

Wishing you all a happy holiday season and an easy winter.