Happy New Year to my friends, family and my valued customers. I hope the new year finds everyone in good spirits and in good health. On a personal note, I have finally recovered from surgery on a torn meniscus in my left knee. For a while it seemed like it would never recover. It did slow me a down just a bit on vacation in Yellowstone park this last September. Nonetheless, I had a fantastic time visiting with my family from Ohio. My sincerest thanks to my parents, Bert and Joanne Guay for being exemplary hosts!
The last quarter of 2015 was a busy one for us, we sold about a third more wreaths than we did the 2014 season. This is certainly good from a financial standpoint, but busy busy busy. lol
We’ve begun ordering seeds for the upcoming season, early stuff mainly. Pansies, violas, slow germinating/growing seeds such as lavender, rosemary and other herbs and annual flowers. We expect to begin seeding shortly after the first of February. The items like leeks, onions and shallots will be sown shortly thereafter. The real sowing madness begins after March first, then its peddle to the metal until our season ends in later July.
(2017) Our plans include establishing a berry orchard here on the farm. Red, purple, orange and yellow raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, hybrid elderberry (much larger fruit) and sweet and early honey berries.
(2018) We will begin a Christmas tree planting, Balsam fir, Fraser fir, Grand Fir, Nordmann Fir, Noble Fir, and Blue Douglas Fir. We’ll start with about 300 and then 150 per year thereafter.
(2019) Will bring plantings of delicious aronia berry, goji berry, sweet goumi berries, sweet Russian quince, cornelian cherry trees, native persimmon trees and native pawpaw trees.
And of course our fine selection of high quality starter plants, baskets, containers and more.
Peace, Farmer Mike