1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Silver Bells, Silver Bells, Its Christmas Time in the City……and farms!

  2. Cindi Johnson says:

    How cute! I love wind chimes. It’s too windy at my house for them. When I first moved in, I hung a lovely bamboo set from Hawaii on an existing hook at the front door, happy that there was such a nice location already established. When I came home from work that summer evening, I could hear the rods bashing together in an awful riot of noise before I even turned onto my street! I jumped from the car and ran to take them down as fast as I could. I’ll bet the neighbors were wanting to string me up after being forced to listen to that all day!

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    These birdhouses you made from scraps are the cutest ever. What types of birds do you find nesting in them?

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  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    What a lovely vintage dress! This reminds me of a wedding gown as well. Currently, I am obsessed with the BBC series Lark Rise to Candleford. It takes place in a hamlet and small town during the time of Queen Victoria. So while it is a bit earlier in setting than Downton Abby, our Mr. Bates, plays the role of a stone mason and Hamlet patriarch in Lark Rise. IT is a must see if you have not already!! There are four seasons.

  2. Thanks winnie, I just saved this one in my netflix Queue. I loved Bally Kissangel too, set in current times.

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Weed Dating

Here’s a fun one for you: weed dating.

“How will I ever meet someone in this concrete jungle?” laments the lonely plantain …


Photo of broadleaf plantain by Ernst Schütte via Wikimedia Commons

Just kidding. Weed dating is not a service for unloved plants (or any other recently legalized vegetation).

It’s a newfangled way for earthy singles to meet and mingle within their comfort zone …

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… the farm, of course!

“Weed dating is the gardener’s version of speed dating, where singles meet over a vegetable bed and dig together for a few minutes before moving onto the next person, some even learning about the plants they are tending,” reports NBC News.

A woman wistfully awaits her weed date …


Photo by Jack Delano via Wikimedia Commons

(where is he?)

as she dares to dream of what could be …



All giggles aside, though, weed dating is turning out to be a wonderful way for people to connect in person rather than online (ick) in a wholesome environment rather than, say, a bar (double ick).

How cute is this?

Weed Dating from farmrun on Vimeo.

And, who knows? Weed daters might just sow a match made to last!


American Gothic by Grant Wood, 1930, via Wikimedia Commons

Want to host a Weed Dating event at your farm this year? Check out the way they do it at Earth Dance Farm.

  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This is a wonderful idea and a perfect venue to meet people who love the same things as you do. You know what? In the video, there was a split second picture of a host of apples laid out on a large paper for identification. It looks EXACTLY like the photos this past year of John Bunker’s booth at the Unity Festival in Maine where he always hosts a booth for people to come and bring their yard apples for identification! Maybe it was him??

  2. Great Idea! I’d read about it and think its a very viable alternative to internet dating,or just a great way to meet like minded folks. Usually when I get to talking about my seed business and farmette, people start to yawn or roll their eyes. It would be great to meet people who are coming from where I am coming, ya know?
    ***Note: one of my worst blind dates ever. A friend fixed me up with his brother who ran a seed business. I knew the farm and was sure this was doable . Imagine my horror when he told me he was a big mucky muck at the dreaded GMO MONSANTO SEEDS ! I am strictly organic and anti-GMO. We started arguing right in front of his lovely custom barn and nearly came to blows within minutes. My friend had to pull us apart and drive me home pronto !

  3. Nan Roberts says:

    Hee hee, I thought you meant using weeds to date something, like using tree rings.

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