Richie died. 'd Been listening to his songs again, this time on you tube. A few years ago I heard he was playing in Salem of all places, regret of regrets I didn't go. I did have delusions of grandeur of having him play at the farm one day, just because I could. But now just his presence left, but his memory is digitized: what a beautiful graceful man.
Ma and stepma are coming, actually they are here now Friday the 26th, on my birthday. They did it on purpose so I can remember to pick them up from the airport. Ma was missing a page on her calender and now she is here for 4 and a half week instead of 3 and half, it runs in the family. But I sent son Pablo to drive, while he still can. Children are such a rude payback for your own youth. Pablo's world is getting smaller and he is starting to run out of road, maybe he'll see the light and come and help his parents out. "He wants to work hard and be outside". Well be my honey and pick me some berries. The duch word for harbor is "haven". so maybe the safe haven of Wil Farm can be a place he can build his life raft. We'll see.
Saturday really was a good community farm day: friends, acquintances and new friends to be made, and customers and gardeners and Kim Carr stopped by, she did a really nice write up. I think I f you click on the link it could work; http://gasconade.countynewslive.com/content/2013/apr/26/look-inside-%E2%80%93-wil-farm-%E2%80%93-hermann-mo
My birthday has been in progress for days: Roger showed up and took it upon himself to restart the Hilton Cabin, so it is in phase two of a major upgrade. Nathan showed up and didn't mind sitting on a mower for a couple of hours and Karen got some kick ass signs painted that are adorning hwy 19. Got in touch with Modot and now I will have to clean up 2 miles of highway, great idea Pieter.
Ate the first strawberry from the tunnel, more to follow shortly. Been selling eggs left and right and got some left, (like 500 or so). Wet as Holland here, thanks for the foresight to get raised beds in place, got at least a little bit planted, mostly in the spinach/lettuce/peas department, isle 13. Anyway, no news, just good news.
Pieter Los, born in Scotland, raised in the Netherlands, lost in the USA. .