Coonamessett Farm

April 3, 2007
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April 3, 2007

Hi Everyone,

This is a busy week since we will be opening Friday we have to clean-up the store. It is really not that much to do; pick up some old laundry and empty beer bottles, sweep stuff under the rugs, dust off the cash register, hang-up the required permits, and tell the animals to behave properly.

While I’m busy preparing here for opening day, I will now attach a paragraph from a past newsletter describing this Saturday’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. We will be CLOSED on Sunday.

"For those that have been away on Mars, not familiar with our egg hunt, it is really a simple PC non-competitive event for all ages. The Easter bunnies, dressed in overcoats, hid eggs, for some unknown reason, all over the blueberry patch, and we need the help of our members to find these things. You can arrive anytime at the farm, between 10 and 3, to search for the eggs (We close at 5). The young searchers, need to find three eggs, and then bring them to the Farm Store to receive a bounty of one brownie or cookie which they can decorate. A simple reward, for a simple hunt, to maintain a simple lifestyle, created by a simple mind. For more advanced searchers there is our famous Triple Blue Diamond trail. If you locate two blue eggs, you will receive an even better reward which, for security reasons, can not be disclosed at this time. Again, we do not allow electronic search aids or egg sniffing dogs. By the way, this paragraph celebrates the proposed National Comma Week."

Well, I am back from cleaning the store. Actually, I just made a pot of coffee and read the paper.

Speaking of the paper, you ever wonder where the National Inquirer gets those pictures of Martians? I’m sorry, that was Parris Hilton in a bunny suit. I need to get glasses. In the past, people used to tell me I needed glasses and I always thought they meant to add " filled with beer". There’s an idea; a beer glass that also functions as a magnifier so you can read the menu.

Then I wouldn’t have to fake it by asking the wait staff "what’s good tonight?".

I would suggest that you visit the farm this Friday or Saturday to pick salad for your Easter Dinner. The main greenhouse has a lovely crop ready for harvest. It may be cold outside but the greenhouses will be nice and warm. The café will be open for breakfast and lunch both days. We have also received in shipments of wooden baskets, Bolga baskets, and our consignment of alpaca products.

Regarding this year’s membership cards; we don’t have them yet. We do have a list of those of you that have mailed in your memberships. The way we are going to operate is that when you arrive at the farm you will check-in at the store and each member will receive a wrist band to wear. When we get the membership cards we will mail them to you along with your guest passes.

The membership card will act as a loyalty card. The way it will operate is that you have the option of putting $100 on the card which will buy you $110 of value to spend at the farm; basically a 10% discount on all your purchases. There will be other benefits as well but I don’t want to get you all excited at once. There is also a lot of small print on the card; I suggest you get glasses.