Farm Newsletter - Spring 2020

June 08, 2020 3 min read 78 Comments

Hi everyone!


It’s been a beautiful spring with so much to do here at Lynch Creek Farm. Since it’s been awhile since I’ve written a newsletter, I thought it would be nice to share what we’ve been up to. First, however, I want to let you all know that I’ve been thinking a great deal about our customers and everyone touched by COVID-19. This has been such a challenging time and my heart goes out to everyone who has been impacted by the pandemic. I hope this Farm update finds you well and gives you some insight into farm life while brightening your day a bit with a touch of humor combined with a little reality.


Some people have asked what we do during the 9 months we are not creating and shipping our fresh holiday products. You might assume we’re kicking back and relaxing, right?....Well, there is a little of that in early January (we do need a break), but the bon-bons quickly run out and then it’s time to focus back on Farm business. Spring is a busy time on the Farm here in Shelton, Washington. In fact, the Farm is our family home and is separate from the nearby wreath facility where we make and ship our holiday products. Yes...they are two different places. Due to the pandemic, I’ve mostly been working from home instead of the office, right beside my wife Tracey (yes….she’s my new co-worker!). In fact, Tracey (co-worker/wife/self-appointed project manager) has been busy assigning tasks to her new found farm-hand Andy (that’s me!). She has really taken to her new role and is quickly excelling at providing direction.

Andy carrying Dahlia buckets
Andy working in the dahlia fields in 2019

Right now it’s dahlia time on the farm. Each year, we plant several acres of dahlia tubers (14,000 dahlia plants to be exact) that bloom from early August until October. The field, full of blooms, is a sight to behold. We love sharing it with the community all summer for U-Pick flower picking.

Truck with Dahlias
Dahlias in bloom on the Farm in 2019
The young plants are now coming out of the ground (along with the weeds!). Pesky weeds are met with scuttle hoes and a lot of sweat! I would say I love weeding but that would be a lie. It all works out in the end when the dahlias start blooming and the community shows up loving the millions of blooms!

 

One of my wife’s favorite projects was directing me in the building of a new goat fence on our property (when I say “favorite” projects that again might be another lie!! :)  We did stay married during the fence building process but it was touch and go for a bit. Apparently, I needed a lot of direction! At least the new fence is up and our goats Gilibert, Chuck, Daphne, and Little Oliver are happy. Now they have more space to roam outside the big red barn.

Red Barn
Restoring our 100 year-old barn

Speaking of the barn, we are currently in the beginning process of restoring the 100 year-old barn to its former glory. Actually, “we” refers to my wife telling me what the barn will eventually look like, and how I will go about making it look that way... That’s for another newsletter which will be coming soon!


Additionally, we greatly expanded our berry garden and added tayberries, marionberries, boysenberries, honey berries, blueberries, and strawberries, because who can have too many berries in the summer? Plus my daughters Natalie and Georgia will need something to do this summer if working in the dahlias doesn’t keep them busy enough (they both work in the dahlia field, for real!).

Red Plaid Bows
Our bowmakers hand tie thousands of bows in preparation for the upcoming holiday season

The entire Lynch Creek Farm team and I continue to prepare for an exciting 2020 holiday season. We’ve already designed many new wreaths, centerpieces, and tabletop trees that we know our customers will love. Our bow-makers continue to tie bows, and the team is planning for another amazing season ahead. Fun fact - did you know we have 13 ladies who tie bows all year round for the Farm! Those beautiful bows are all handmade.


I hope this letter provided a little insight into life on the Farm, from my perspective of course. We’d love to hear from you to know how you're holding up, so please reach out. Until next time, take care of yourselves and stay healthy!



Andy Hunter

CEO/Farm-hand


78 Responses

Linda Evans
Linda Evans

June 15, 2020

What a wonderful newsletter! Your farm is beautiful and those dahlias. I want some! I know t is hard work but you two are doing a great job with a wonderful sense of humor.

Rhonda Agee
Rhonda Agee

June 15, 2020

Love your newsletter. Can’t to see the new wreaths this year. We have been ordering them for many years for my husbands clients. As far as they are concerned it wouldn’t be Christmas without their Lynchcreek Farms wreath. I just got back from Yakima. Will have to let my family know about the dahlias. They love the flower farms. Thanks for always making consistently beautiful products. And that barn is stunning!!

Jackie Steinbock
Jackie Steinbock

June 10, 2020

Fun newsletter!! Just think, if your wife wasn’t keeping you busy, you’d be bored and out of shape!! LOL!! Living up the road from you, I love seeing your dahlias pop up and look forward to stopping for a bouquet every couple of weeks to brighten my home. It’s so much fun and soothing to the soul to walk among all those beauties! And I have ordered wreaths for far away family members for several years. They always look forward to their lovely, fragrant gifts. Looking forward to seeing what you do to the old barn. See you in August!!

Tina Nutt
Tina Nutt

June 09, 2020

Loved the newsletter!

Carol Hamilton
Carol Hamilton

June 09, 2020

Sure enjoyed your newsletter update. It is refreshing to read something of pleasure, upbeat, humore and love of their business and life. It would be great to have all those flowers in my backyard. We have trouble just getting a couple annual flats in the ground. Hanging baskets are the best. Looking forward to the new items that you will be presenting. Thanks again for thinking of us. Carol Hamilton

Diane Ardell Snear
Diane Ardell Snear

June 09, 2020

It was so nice to receive your email and newsletter, Thank-You! I enjoy giving your wreaths as Christmas presents each year and they are always beautiful to look at and loved by their receivers. Thank-You for the amazing products you, your family and staff produce each year for ALL to enjoy! Stay safe and healthy.

 Regina McCairns
Regina McCairns

June 09, 2020

Thanks for the news. Refreshing news at this time. Be well and stay safe.

Patty White
Patty White

June 09, 2020

Great newsletter, loved the humor. I have been very happy with everything I’ve purchased from you. Love the small tabletop decorations for my daughters & sisters!
God bless!

Donna Nault
Donna Nault

June 09, 2020

Loved reading your newsletter, it made me smile! I’m very lucky to live close by and enjoy seeing the dahlias grow and finally, bloom. You and your family are very dear to me…it’s people like you who help to make our community a great place to live!!! I always look forward to the Christmas season, Lynch Creek has been part of our holiday celebrations for years. My mom always sent one of your beautiful wreaths to an uncle in New Orleans, maybe this year I will continue that tradition : )

Joyce Luchtman
Joyce Luchtman

June 09, 2020

Every Christmas I order from your farm several centerpieces & wreaths,. Two go to elderly couples who love the centerpieces w/candles (& w/copious misting kept them viable for a couple of months)!. You sent one of each to my pastor,wife & 8 children!! He used the lantern (lighted) in the wreath they received as a prop for one of his frequent fun object lesson messages! He told me that he’s saving that lantern for future use! All who receive your lovely Christmas offerings love them (& me)!! Loved your very interesting newsletter (w/pictures) & your sense of humor. Put me down for the next newsletter please.
June 9, 2020 From beautiful Northern Colorado.. .. .

Anna Cheetham
Anna Cheetham

June 09, 2020

Wonderful newsletter and a breath of fresh air during such hard times. Looking forward to another wreath this holiday season. Hope to see pics of the Dahlias this summer! Cheers!

Debra
Debra

June 09, 2020

What fun to read your Newsletter; thanks for that. Yes …. if a couple can survive a rehab or restoration project, they’re doing well. Of course it always helps when there’s a clear chain of command (which it would appear that the two of you understand well ; ) Since I work, garden, live and raise my zoo out of our 100 year old home, sheltering in place is no big deal to me, and we’re quite fortunate to have job security during all this. I try to balance gratitude with all stresses, and thinking of your wonderful products and the joy they bring to all our lucky friends, is a reason for being thankful. I found LCF several years ago and have been delighting myself and loved ones w/wreaths and centerpieces ever since. I, too, plan to be a long-time very satisfied customer and am so grateful for your family’s work! Bless you all.

Patti Langland
Patti Langland

June 09, 2020

Thank you for the delightful newsletter. What a bright addition to a summer day. I want to especially thank you for the small centerpieces. My mom is 86 and no longer put up a Christmas tree. She enjoys the scents of the pine for Christmas and asks me to give her one every year as a present. I have always been happy with the freshness of all the products and look forward to another year Christmas smells…

Ginger GRUMP BUCKET Taylor
Ginger GRUMP BUCKET Taylor

June 09, 2020

Dear Andy,

You never fail to continue to be my hero…..remember that day a few years ago when you so graciously, and kindly soothed the savage beast on the phone with you – the one who was being so unreasonable? I love my nickname that you assigned to me that day….and like I said then, I learned that kindness and solutions are so much better than being reactive. How lucky all of us are who have ordered your beautiful products. You, your company, your gorgeous holiday creations.continue to amaze me each year. My friends and family are so enchanted with the beauty of your products.and look forward to receiving a (Breath of the Northwest)……Hmmm….. that would be a great name for one of those amazingly fragrant creations. Thank you and your many employees for their incredible customer service. Thanks for giving us a picture of what goes on behind the scenes and during the rest of the year.

Hugs to you all,
GrumpBucket /Ginger

Jim and Dede
Jim and Dede

June 08, 2020

Great news letter really enjoyed it . Your wreaths are a big part of our holidays, had three of them last year and they were all beautiful.

Marsha Popejoy
Marsha Popejoy

June 08, 2020

Thank you Andy for bringing our email box some refreshing pleasure. I was one of those asking what everyone does during off peak season. Your beautiful evergreen creations are a source of my gifting every holiday and loved by all. My heart is warmed knowing I can support a small business where I have connections from years ago with my old neighbor Rob Hunter . Missing the northwest.
Marsha Popejoy, Sugar Land, Texas.

Linda Grogan
Linda Grogan

June 08, 2020

I really enjoyed your “Newsy” newsletter! I too have ordered for a number of years, and you never fail is,either in customer service or quality of product. I too would love now pi’s of just about everything you me

Teddye Sells
Teddye Sells

June 08, 2020

Loved the newsletter. After 30 years in Washington, have spent the 10 in Yukon, Oklahoma. Your wreath and centerpiece brought me so much joy last Christmas. A beautiful reminder of home. Can’t wait to see your creations this year. The dahlias are beautiful. Something else I miss from living in the Skagit Valley. !!

Pam Weinberg
Pam Weinberg

June 08, 2020

I was a first-time customer last holiday season and I absolutely love your gorgeous greenery! It was beautifully made and the bows can be used again each season at my house!! I enjoyed reading your newsletter and seeing your family on the farm. I wish I lived closer to see your lovely flowers too! I look forward to future newsletters and ordering again for the Christmas season. Thank you for your beautiful selections!!

Darleen Tomayko
Darleen Tomayko

June 08, 2020

Your farm is beautiful! We are all learning to live with our spouses again, aren’t we?
We live on the North Carolina coast and my wreathes last a long time. I mist them often. And they smell so wonderful! Thank you for making such a wonderful product!

Christine Kozak
Christine Kozak

June 08, 2020

Lynch Creek Wreaths has become a part of our holiday tradition. We buy ours and buy others for gifts. Great idea for a newsletter and hearing from you. Your farm looks beautiful and thank you for sharing. Feeling connected.

Kristy Buck
Kristy Buck

June 08, 2020

Great newsletter, Andy! I am so blessed to live close by and will definitely plan on stopping by the dahlia farm every chance I get. Last year we stopped every week or so to pick our gorgeous dahlia bouquet – you HAVE to post pictures so these adoring fans can see how beautiful it is! We truly do live in paradise, and I love your holiday wreath selection as well. Can’t wait to see what you have this year!

Sarah Elmer
Sarah Elmer

June 08, 2020

Andy – what a pleasure to receive your newsletter. I hope to see many more in the future. Being a long-time customer I can’t thank you enough for making gift-giving to all of our clients such a simple process with the best prices ever. Your products are always so beautiful and so appreciated by everyone who receives them.

Jan-Marie Tempro Franco
Jan-Marie Tempro Franco

June 08, 2020

Loved your newsletter, it’s so nice to feel human contact. I purchased one of your wreaths for my sister for her new home and she was thrilled. I live in the Caribbean and would love to have gotten one for myself but we are not allowed to import them unfortunately. Keep up the great work!!

Barbara Bengry
Barbara Bengry

June 08, 2020

I am a long-time repeat customer and am always thrilled with the quality of your products. Each year I order several things for gifts and usually a treat for myself too. I was delighted to read your newsletter and to see photos of your property. Keep up the great service that you consistently provide. VA huge thanks to you !!!

Sue Crawford
Sue Crawford

June 08, 2020

Andy – I greatly appreciated your update on the Farm! I live on a 60-acre farm south of Chicago and we tend to find the beauty in things like you. Our home is 165 years old, so like you, there are always projects to do, but my one regret is tearing down our old corn crib to put up a newer Cleary tool shed. Big mistake. Back then, I was all about TEARING DOWN……..I’m so glad you’re going to restore – and it’ll be beautiful! I enjoy sending your products several times each year so it felt refreshing to hear what you’re doing other parts of the year – I knew you weren’t doing nothing, and dahlias sound deliciously inviting. From our farm to yours, God Bless you!

Lauren Petit
Lauren Petit

June 08, 2020

Here in Nebraska, your wreaths and centerpieces receive many thumbs up from our neighbors and friends. We look forward to seeing what new designs you have for us in the fall.

Nicole
Nicole

June 08, 2020

Your wreaths are beautiful! The greenery is so different than what we have in the North East so it’s a real treat — they also last a long time!

Annie
Annie

June 08, 2020

I’ve never seen prettier – nor more reasonably priced wreaths in my life. I send them to various people at Christmas and order two for myself. Thank you for all you do!

Jude Echeverria
Jude Echeverria

June 08, 2020

I’ve been ordering your wreaths and garland at Christmas time , actually I order for thanksgiving so I can enjoy them well into January Thanks for being there. Look forward to ordering soon !

Mary Forney
Mary Forney

June 08, 2020

Thank you for your newsletter, a bright spot in a challenging week. The pictures of the dahlia field are beautiful! Like others who wrote, I wish I lived close by and could meander through the gorgeous flowers. Thank you for beautifying our lives. Keep up the good work! Your centerpieces have been much appreciated by both my husband and me and also those on our Christmas lists.

Sarah Granberg,, AZ Chapter S P.E.O.
Sarah Granberg,, AZ Chapter S P.E.O.

June 08, 2020

We love the wreaths and table toppers. I’ve introduced a little bit of WA to our group by coordinating the Wreath Drive. I’m able to keep my wreath outside through to Valentines Day and love it! It’s also been a great annual gift to send to my sons and grandchildren early in December. Thanks for your local “barn” industry.Your newsletter was enjoyed and it’s been fun watching your children grow with the business.

Judy Richardson
Judy Richardson

June 08, 2020

I enjoyed hearing about your family and all your farm does during the off season of Christmas. I’ve sent many Christmas wreaths and centerpieces to friends and family and they all say how beautiful they are. Thank you for what you do. Love the barn!

 Marsha Popejoy
Marsha Popejoy

June 08, 2020

Thank you Andy for the nice update on Lynch Creek Farms. I was one of those people asking what you do in the off peak months. I should have recalled the stories I heard From

Christine Stanley
Christine Stanley

June 08, 2020

What a delightful newsletter. I was so happy to receive it this morning. Definitely brightened up my day. I had no idea what went on at the Farm. I have enjoyed your Christmas greens and wreaths for many years and have sent them to family and friends. Wish I lived closer so I could see the Dahlias and participate in the U-pick. We have a ranunculus flower field here in San Diego County which is an amazing sight to behold every year as well as a fun place to visit. Also strawberry fields where we can enjoying picking our own berries. They are the most delicious ever. If I ever find myself in your neck of the woods I will be sure to stop by and say hello. By the way your sense of humor is outstanding. Look forward to hearing from you again.

Elizabeth Bierbower
Elizabeth Bierbower

June 08, 2020

Thanks for sharing the newsletter. It is nice to attach real people and their lives to an organization. I give your wreaths as gifts (and finally got smart enough to include myself on that list) and every recipient loves them. Keep up the great work.

Kim Vander Yacht
Kim Vander Yacht

June 08, 2020

I loved reading your newsletter and learning about your family and life on the farm! The restoration of your barn..The beautiful dahlias you grow for the community to pick and enjoy,..The 13 ladies who make all those bows…Who knew this all goes on behind the scenes?! I absolutely love your wreaths and have been buying them for a few years now…And all those who I have gifted them to are thrilled with them, too. Stay safe and healthy! Can’t wait to see your selection of items for this holiday season!

Nancy Hunter
Nancy Hunter

June 08, 2020

Always nice to hear about the happenings across the road. We’re much looking forward to the dahlia view! Love the newsletter!!!

Caryl Ungerer
Caryl Ungerer

June 08, 2020

Love hearing about your summertime chores! (loves I suspect)…the dahlias look beautiful…wish they’d grow where I am. Next letter please share photos of the goats..love them!!

I too am late on the thank you for the beautiful Christmas wreaths…I’ve now shared with several of my friends and family and comments are always positive!! Keep up the good work!

Nancy Nolan Orchard
Nancy Nolan Orchard

June 08, 2020

This comment is long overdue. Early in 2020, I intended to write you a thank you note for the exquisite Christmas arrangements you created. I sent centerpieces and even a Christmas tree to friends and family throughout the country. I also ordered two arrangements for myself in order to actually see the products in that I am very particular about gifts I send. In a word, I was “thrilled!” My centerpieces, with very little care, lasted until May. I received similar reports from my other recipients. With the plaid ribbons (thanks to your bow ladies), the very fresh and fragrant evergreens, and the sparkling lights, your centerpieces were magnificent! Since this was my first time ordering, I would like to give a special thanks to Elena in Customer Service for all the help she provided. Believe me, I intend to be your devoted customer as long as you are in business. Looking forward to your offerings for Christmas 2020. Meanwhile, I hope The Lynch Creek Farm family stays safe and healthy. Best wishes to all! Nancy Orchard, Solvang, CA

Lynn
Lynn

June 08, 2020

Thank you for the awesome newsletter. Last season was the first time I have ordered from Lynch Creek and you can be sure I will be doing so again this year! Thank you!

Fran Bivona
Fran Bivona

June 08, 2020

So glad to hear from you! I discovered you last Christmas and the response to the gifts I ordered from you was overwhelming! I know where I am going to do ALL my Christmas shopping this year. Please keep the newsletters coming. They are both informative and entertaining!!

Barbara Chambers
Barbara Chambers

June 08, 2020

Thank you for the lovely newsletter! I’ve been a customer of Lynch Creek for a few years, and absolutely LOVE your Washington grown wreaths and the variety of ways they are decorated. I love to send to friends and family as a little piece of our world (Washington) to theirs. Thank you for developing an outstanding business 😁

Ellen Lewis
Ellen Lewis

June 08, 2020

Fun to learn. A busy, well-directed family!
Good to keep the goats out of the dahlias and berries.

Leona Salazar
Leona Salazar

June 08, 2020

My husband and I, our family and friends love the wreaths and centerpieces we’ve purchased for everyone over the years. It’s become a family tradition – December 1st presents: nieces/nephews/friends receive wreaths/centerpieces from us. We live on Bainbridge Island and things have remained quite safe from the virus here. We’ve been enjoying our less-hectic lifestyle these last few months. Love reading your newsletter and discovering what goes on at Lynch Creek Farms during the “off-season.” Looks like there is never an off-season. Wishing you a very successful 2020!

Penny Zombik
Penny Zombik

June 08, 2020

Please let me know if your flowers are ever able to travel! Love reading about the farm family.

Blessing, Penny

James Tiffany
James Tiffany

June 08, 2020

Andy,
It feels like you’re a neighbor, albeit a snowy one at times, Marvelous Newsletter. You are a bona fide family owned and operated business, the main reason we became customers. Happy customers. Your Newsletter reinforces our commitment to your family and your products. As a footnote, I suspect building fences with a spouse is akin to wallpapering together … marital survival is indeed tested. Glad to know you survived.
Best wishes,
Jim Tiffany & Patti Roscoe
San Diego, CA

Norma Derr
Norma Derr

June 08, 2020

This newsletter was so cheery and funny and appreciated. We need more of this! And informative. Keep up the good work.

Gail Porter
Gail Porter

June 08, 2020

I look forward to your catalog of wreaths and greenery each year and choosing which ones I will purchase for my home. Your workmanship is excellent and your designs are beautiful. Keep up the great work!! Wish I lived closer so I could also take advantage of your gorgeous flowers.

Royce M King
Royce M King

June 08, 2020

‘We have had you ship a wreath to my brother for Christmas each year. However, we have yet to have one of our own to enjoy. It is an easy way to send a greeting for Christmas to someone who already has everything they need.
Thanks for sharing your story about the farm. Dahlias – wow. They are beautiful. My mom and aunt grew dahlias on the farm in Kansas for many years. They and iris were my aunt’s favorite flowers. I liked the dahlias because they bloomed all summer long.
Happy summer
Royce King, Wichita Kansas

Patricia Lloyd
Patricia Lloyd

June 08, 2020

Was excited to read the newsletter! Please send more pictures of the dahlia fields! Have been a Christmas customer for 4 years now. Love your wreathes and table arrangements. Thanks for all your hard work.💕

Bob and Rosemary Forczek
Bob and Rosemary Forczek

June 08, 2020

It was very nice to meet the family of the Lynch Creek Farm and learn about the production and process of bringing your beautiful products to many. As Christmas approaches we can’t wait to see what awaits us from your creations. Our daughters love receiving a Lynch Creek Farm surprise each season.
Thank you for your newsletter and we like your (co-worker/wife/self-appointed project manager)!!!
Hope you and your family are doing well during this unsettling time.

Debra
Debra

June 08, 2020

Thanks for taking time to send the newsletter, sounds like you’ve been very busy! I love your wreaths!

C. Walmer
C. Walmer

June 08, 2020

Loved your wreaths last year. Please remember to send me your emails with this year’s products. Thanks!

Patricia Rainforth
Patricia Rainforth

June 08, 2020

Loved hearing from you. Stay safe.

AMY MADSON
AMY MADSON

June 08, 2020

Thank you for sharing your insight! I look forward to ordering centerpieces come fall! My best to you, your family and your team members.

Kathleen Takacs
Kathleen Takacs

June 08, 2020

It was a real pleasure reading your newsletter & playing catch-up with ya all. Looking forward to view your selection of wreaths for the coming season. My whole family thought they were stunning! And I totally agree. Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Ari
Ari

June 08, 2020

Andy & Andy’s boss :), it was a pleasure reading this newsletter & imagining the idyllic setting that you are all fortunate to live in. It also gave me an insight into the great company from which we order our wreaths. Have a safe summer ahead. I am hoping I will get a chance to visit your farm one of these months with my boss & 2 other house-hands! Thanks for sharing this exciting note! Good luck….

Madeline
Madeline

June 08, 2020

Looking forward to your beautiful wreaths. Stay safe .

Kathy Pollock
Kathy Pollock

June 08, 2020

Looks like a beautiful place !!!!!!

Jean Blair
Jean Blair

June 08, 2020

What a wonderful email I received talking about the entire family already working your gardens, planning for spring. Thank you!

Leslie Sligh
Leslie Sligh

June 08, 2020

Lynch Creek Farm is now a family buying tradition. I give arrangements to multiple family members, as well as place them on our parents graves. And of course…I purchase a couple for myself. This newsletter has been a bright addition to my morning reading today. Thank you so much for sharing this glimpse into your lives after the “crazy holidays”. I would love to see a picture of the blooming dahlias this summer as I am on the opposite coast with Maryland being my home.

Again, thank you so much and my wish for you and your family is a healthy and happy year!

Leslie Sligh
Baltimore, Maryland

Brenda L D'Arville
Brenda L D'Arville

June 08, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing this newsletter. I have been a customer for many years and reside in Florida. I anxiously await each year to see your new creations of wreaths and centerpieces. They are a big hit with my clients. Thank you for your valued services and I am looking forward to placing my annual order again in a few months.

Cheryl Tavaglione
Cheryl Tavaglione

June 08, 2020

Thanks, I loved this. I have gotten and ordered your Christmas Wreaths for a few years now. They are always a perfect gift. It was nice seeing what else you do on your farm. Those Dahlias are gorgeous!

Paul (Tim) Dixon
Paul (Tim) Dixon

June 08, 2020

Your wreaths are the best family gifts.
I have ordered many many The ladt few years.
Everyone gets so excited and ask when they will arrive and what style did you pick for us this year.
Thanks for that extra homemade touch.
Good luck in all your projects and cant wait to start my next Holiday Order

Marcie Wettig
Marcie Wettig

June 08, 2020

Your farm is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing pictures of it. It’s also nice to hear about how things work there. I’m looking forward to ordering from you again this year. Thanks again!

Gail
Gail

June 08, 2020

Wonderful. Hoping we have a joy filled holiday. Hoping our country will heal. Keep in touch..

Alicia Genzer
Alicia Genzer

June 08, 2020

Really enjoyed your newsletter. My daughter & I visited your beautiful state about 2 years ago. We stayed on Puget Sound & drove all over. Ruby Beach, Hoh Forest, Olympia National Park, Quinault, Forks…We also drove into Shelton; beautiful just beautiful. Love your barn. My parents place also has 100+ yr old barn but here in South Texas, its for hay storage. Again, enjoyed your newsletter & love y’all’s beautiful greenery products. Stay safe.

Linda Van Winkle Milner
Linda Van Winkle Milner

June 08, 2020

Thank you for your encouragement !
God bless you and your family!

Phil David
Phil David

June 08, 2020

Andy, So glad to know you are still on track with self deprecating humor. You remain one f the greatest individuals I have had the pleasure to know. Keep “wreathing” my man. Since I no longer coordinate the Boy Scout wreath sale for St. Charles I miss my annual interaction with you and your team. I still proudly hang up a Lynch Creek wreath on my home. Glad to know you now have supervision AGAIN. I look forward to seeing you this year when I come to pick up my personal wreaths..

Mary Kramer
Mary Kramer

June 08, 2020

What a fabulous newsletter, Andy! A real day brightener to read for sure. We are doing well here in North Carolina and are surviving all of the rules and regulations to stay safe and well during this frightful time. Being older we adhere safely to the recommendations. Looking forward to a time when things are more like we remember and hearing about your bow makers just made me smile. I love all of your products and will be anxious to see what you have to offer this year. Thanks for the newsletter, be safe and take care. 😊

Tonya Satryb
Tonya Satryb

June 08, 2020

What a pleasant, well written letter to receive, and great photos!

CARRIE TAYLOR
CARRIE TAYLOR

June 08, 2020

Loved your fun and informative
newsletter! Had no idea of your life on the farm. Will be again orderong your lovely Christmas decos

Patricia Jones
Patricia Jones

June 08, 2020

Loved your newsletter! It absolutely brought a personal touch to the lovely centerpieces I have so enjoyed. Two of my centerpieces lasted until late March outside on my patio table and deck! (I live in Illinois, we had snow in March). Thank you for taking the time to include your customers in your farm life. Looking forward to this seasons beautiful arrangements!
Pat Jones, Morris, Illinois

Laura Behanna
Laura Behanna

June 08, 2020

Thank you so much for this letter. It was a mental break and brings back happy thoughts of Christmas, to read it. It’s been a bit tough with the pandemic. You and your family stay safe and look forward to thoughts of Christmas!!

Dianna Hueneburg
Dianna Hueneburg

June 08, 2020

What a funny delightful letter!! Your place is beautiful! Do you sell the dahlia tubers? I can’t wait for the holidays to come and see what you bring out!! Have a safe and happy summer!!

Cori Poklembo
Cori Poklembo

June 08, 2020

Thanks for sharing your “vacation” plans. Dahlias are so beautiful. I’m thinking of all the berry jam and preserves.😊🐝

Betty Norment
Betty Norment

June 08, 2020

The barn is a beauty, and will be a showplace! How many are making wreaths during production periods! I can’t wait to pick things this year!

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