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June 24
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June 24, 2008

 

Hi Everyone,

 

This is just a short email to let you all know what is happening here at the farm. I always do that; I always say its going to be a short email and then I keep going on and on about something not relevant to the message I want to get across. This time I will stay on message.  That message never changes; come to the farm and spend money. We have lots of great crops coming in including some beautiful arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, sugar snaps, beets, and other green things. Did I mention that weeds can be converted into biofuel?  Our weeds are free for the picking, so pick them while you can at this bargain price.

 

We are on our regular buffet cycle; Jamaican on Wednesday and Vegetarian/Local Grill on Fridays. We have lots of potential items for the local grill wondering around the farm eating our fresh local vegetables but so far the deer, woodchucks, and wild turkey have escaped my 10-power telescopic sight on my bolt action 22. I have picked off a few cabbages though. That being said, this Friday will be teriyaki chicken on the smoker grill. We will also have hot dogs for the kids. Everything else is vegetarian including our eggplant parm, dirty rice, mac & cheese, steamed veggies, artichoke Creole, mushroom pizza, quiche Lorraine, soups, salads, and corn bread. Music by the Larkins on Friday; Vernon on Wednesday.

 

The wind turbine is up but not spinning. It seems to have a computer; need I say more. The engineers will be arriving from Germany today so hopefully it will start spinning and producing power. The last thing I need is an $80,000 whirligig. From a website selling whirligigs: “Whirligigs use a unique power source that’s been cost-free for centuries – the power of the wind! Similar in operation to a windmill, Whirligigs are colorful and attractive garden or yard accessories that harness wind power to rotate a propeller, resulting in a fun viewing experience for everyone who’s young at heart! “.  So wind has been cost free for centuries; how much was it before that? Anyway, at least we will be able to enjoy the view while dining.

 

I continue to receive emails about the fact that we sell candy. Our candy sales serve the public purpose as a research project on the human consumption of sugar by age group. Our research so far indicates primary sugar consumption by age as follows: 2-10 years old eat candy; 10-18 years old drink soda; 18-40 years old eat pastry; 40-70 years old drink hard booze (sugar converted to alcohol); and 70 plus go to Foxwoods (where alcohol is used as a catalyst to extract money). It’s the sugar cycle of life. Don’t you just love science! So parents; look at the bright side. If their teeth rot out before they are ten years old, they won’t need braces