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2015 Kanabec County Farm Family of the Year.

IMG_6346Awe shucks, that’s us. We are so honored to be the 2015 Kanabec County Farm Family of the year. When we moved up here to Mora in 2000, we never dreamed we would have started a farm from scratch and build it up to the farm it is today. It couldn’t have been done without the love and support we have received from this amazing community of Mora.

The highlight of all of the events was being in the Mora parade which is the grand finale for the Kanabec County fair.

IMG_6313This was our float – an antique hay wagon pulled by a 1955 John Deere 70LP

IMG_6318Queued up for the parade

IMG_6320Jim’s sister Meridith joined us on the float too!

IMG_6331Our delightful chauffeur, Lloyd Erickson, owner of the tractor and wagon.

IMG_6327And the parade begins.

IMG_6339IMG_6344IMG_6345And ends at the fair grounds, home of the famous Dala Horse.

A super fun day!

 

Something New.

farmers market

This year, we are participating in the Mora Area Farmer’s Market. This is the fifth year of the local farmer’s market so we thought we’d give it a try. It was a gorgeous day, sun was shining, no wind, and slightly cool. Ole Park (on the corner of Hwy 65 and Hwy 23 at one of the two stop lights in town) was full with vendors and customers.

Jim was the hero of the day. One of the vendors locked his keys in his truck, so Jim was able to refresh his juvenile delinquency skills and with a wire hanger, was able to get the truck unlocked.

Since the farmers market opening is so early, and since the weather has not been conducive for growing, most of the vendors had garden plants and eggs for sale. I offered organic herb plants (rosemary and basil), pea shoots, sunflower shoots, eggs, and of course, maple syrup.

It was a fun day, and I look forward to being there again throughout the summer. I’ll be there for half of the season, so if you’re in town on Saturdays, swing on by and say “hi.”

Enjoying Winter Fun.

vasa

It’s been a cold, cold, cold winter so far. But anyone who loves winter sports have persevered. Cross country skiing has been a favorite sport up here in Mora, the host city for the Vasaloppet USA cross country ski race. I am honored to be on the board of directors, and this is my first race. So everyone… I promise to do the very best that I can, I hope I don’t make too many mistakes, but I know it’s going to be an absolute blast to help behind the scenes of this very impressive event.

I hope many of you will be joining us this year! See you at the race next weekend (Sunday 2/9/14).

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