Back to School is in full swing – and best of luck to everyone returning to classrooms next week! – but here at the farm we are getting Back to Trees! Here is our schedule for the 2019 holiday season:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Sunday December 8, 2019
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
We will also have handmade wreaths and decorations available, all with fresh greenery from on the farm.
- Trees: $70-$80
- Wreaths: $30 ($25 if purchasing with tree)
Our hours of operation are 9 am – 3 pm.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the farm this Christmas!
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.