That’s a wrap on Christmas tree season at the farm! Thank you to our customers, neighbors, and friends. It’s been a heck of a year but we hope being able to maintain our tradition of #TildenLaneTrees has warmed your hearts as much as it has ours! Keep sharing those beautiful decorated trees with us here and we hope you enjoy everything the season has to offer.
From all of us here at Tilden Lane Farm, we wish you a wonderful holiday season and a very Merry Christmas!
We are very pleased to be a part of the Town Clerk’s “Farming In Huntington” exhibit at Huntington Town Hall to celebrate the history of farming as part of Archives Month 2020. Tilden Lane Farm is one of 19 Huntington farms that have contributed artifacts, photographs, and antiques to the exhibit. Viewing is by appointment. Information on visiting the exhibit can be found in this release.
Bruce was invited to attend the official opening of the exhibit and received a certificate from Town Clerk Andrew Raia recognizing TLF’s contribution to the Farming In Huntington exhibit and to the community. We’re so pleased and honored to participate in this exhibit!
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.