While the sounds of the Fireman’s Fair echo through Greenlawn and students are packing up their backpacks for a new school year, we’re getting the farm ready for another holiday season.
If you’d like to mark your calendars, our dates of operation for 2018 will be:
Saturday, November 24
Sunday, November 25
Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2
Saturday, December 8
Sunday, December 9
Our hours are 9 am to 3 pm, and remember to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather on the day of your visit.
We will have both pre-cut and cut-your-own trees available. If you wish to select and cut your own tree we highly recommend you visit the farm during our first weekend of operation. Our stock of cut-your-own trees will be limited this year; we will also have plenty of freshly cut trees available for you to choose from. We will be crafting our hand-made wreaths and will have a kids craft available as well.
We can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the farm!
Over Memorial Day Weekend we transplanted several hundred baby trees to prepare for future seasons! Right now these baby trees are only as tall as Logan but in four or five years they will be just right for Christmas trees.
l-r: Rebecca, Abigail, Logan, Andrew, Bruce and Mike, tired but happy after a long weekend planting 100+ new trees. (Lucy the Puppy helped too!)
As many of our friends and neighbors have heard, in early November Herbert S. Tilden died at the age of 92 at his home on the farm, surrounded by his family. We look forward to honoring his memory this season. In addition to his lifelong work as a farmer, with his wife of 50 years, Mable Flathmann Tilden, at his side, he raised five sons- the late Jeffrey (Ann), Bruce (Jeanne), Lee (Diane), Donald (Cyndy), and John (Christine). He was the proud grandfather of Abigail, Rebecca (Mike), Andrew, Emily (Jon), Daniel,and David, and great-grandfather of Logan.
Following in his own father’s footsteps, Herb was a 68 year member of the Greenlawn Volunteer Fire Department. He also served four terms as a Commissioner of the Greenlawn Fire District. Herb was instrumental in the founding of the ambulance service of the GFD Rescue Squad in 1961. He is shown below (far left) with fellow Squad members receiving an award in 1964 for a rescue where a car accident victim with a broken neck was safely extricated and transported without further injury or paralysis.
His sons Bruce and Lee, and Lee’s wife Diane, are proud to carry on the family tradition of GFD service for the third generation.
Like dandelion seeds in the wind, our memories of a life well lived will always surround us.