Hello farm friends,
Sorry for the delay this week in sending out the "Farm News." I had the Moderna booster earlier this week, and it kicked my tooshie. I have been down-and-out with fatigue, migraine, fever and chills, but on the mend and mostly upright once again. While I curse the side effects of this vaccine, a colleague from my teaching days has been in the hospital for the last five weeks on a ventilator and sedated fighting for her life as Covid ravaged her lungs. In the last two days her situation finally improved and we're all hopeful that she will make it through.
What's new on the farm? Well, we have a 4020 for sale if anyone wants to buy their girlfriend something really special! William's sister sent me this little montage knowing full well how her brother thinks! However, William assures me we are getting too old for open air tractors, so the 6150R is what showed up in my Christmas stocking. It is a farm afterall!
If you're in the market for a 4020, call William for the details. See Contact page on website. This one below did years of cultivating for Lake View Farm. It's not as shiny as it could be and the steering valve needs repair...perfect project for that Mr. Fixit in your life.
Now, let's talk about something I understand more than tractors... The store is open, stocked with all sorts of stocking stuffers and goodies for St. Nick's day on Monday (December 6th). Sunday night St. Nick will bring treats and goodies or sticks and coal for the naughty few. I have everything you need to have some fun with your family, housemates or friends. Here's a sample of what's in store for this weekend.
Farm Tractor Blank Greeting Cards with Envelope $2
Sunflower Oil Soap Lemon Eucalyptus $3
Lake View Farm Notebooks for those living the Writerly Life - easy to carry $2
Christmas Pole Beans - Plant next summer for Christmas 2022 Cassoulet
Farm Signs $35 each and Maple Syrup $7
And, as we speak, William is bagging 50 pounds of sunflower seed bird seed "as combined" (meaning not screened so there will be bits of chaff and a few other seeds) for $20. If you live in a place with lots of birds, you know the joy this time of year watching the variety of woodpeckers, chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, blue jays and juncos spending time at the feeders.
For the naughty in your life, we have "Clean Up Your Act Lumpy Soap," Cinnamon Stick Ornaments with a "Naughty" poem tag, or Lumps of Coal Candy - Black Licorice or Herbal (Horehound) also with a little "Naughty" tag.
Come shop the farm! We will be open through Sunday 9-5.
Stay well. We're not out of the woods yet with this durned virus.
Sending love from the farm,