I just learned that the land on which I’ve farmed for the last few years has been sold, and that I need to move right away! We are on a race for time with the new anonymous owners and the weather. Please pitch in a few hours moving logs this week (Dec 4th-10th) starting Wednesday if you can spare them in the morning, afternoon, or both. This is a good chance to show how tough of a Minnesotan you are, though there will be treats and lunch provided to keep the cold and wet at bay. You can just show up, but especially in the middle of the day its hard to say where we’ll be. Also I’d like to provide enough lunch for everyone. So please call me before you come at: (612)205-8599. We’ll also have some updates and posts on Facebook. Here is how I hope things will happen in the next week or so:
when: Wednesday Dec 4th – Tuesday Dec 10th. UPDATE: no moving Saturday Dec. 7th, but we’ll start up again on Sunday. If we finish earlier or need to add a couple more days, I’ll send out an email to my email contacts and update this site.
AM: We’ll spend a few hours in the morning loading logs and equipment into a moving truck in Maplewood. I’ll try to bring some hot coffee or tea and of course snacks.
noonish: We’ll provide lunch for volunteers.
PM: We’ll spend a few hours in the afternoon unloading logs and equipment from the truck in Ham Lake. We’ll have some snacks for weary volunteers.
moving from: 1958 Rice Street, Maplewood, MN
The farm is located just beyond a large circle drive between Dean’s Tavern (to the north) and Roselawn Ave (to the south). You can park in the circle drive – unless it is too snowy. In that case park in the Dean’s Tavern parking area just to the north of the bar and walk over. The farm has a few greenhouses; logs are located just south of the greenhouses – See map:
moving to: 601 Buchanan Street, Ham Lake, MN
Buchanan St forks at its end. At that point follow the driveway to the right. That will take you to several very red barns. You can park anywhere in there that doesn’t block other cars from driving around the tear-drop shaped circle drive. See map:
We’ll be providing snacks and lunch, but you may want to bring a hot beverage, water, or snacks for yourself. Please be prepared for the weather with lots of layers, good boots and tough and warm gloves. This is warm work, so you may need to pull off layers or put them back on during the day. I like leather gloves with a liner underneath. It’s going to be wet too (especially around our middles, since we’ll be moving logs) so wear a good shell-like jacket and rain or snow pants if you have some.