Wildflower Farm Christmas Holiday Month Plan And Schedule
Christmas At Wildflower Farm.
8 pm Nightmare Before Christmas
we will be decorating the tree and the house over the course of the day.
8 pm Scrooged
8 pm Christmas in the clouds
8 pm Grumpy Old Men
8 pm Serendipity
8 pm Polar Express
8 pm Elf
During the day sometime we will make peanut butter bird seed feeders for the birds
8 pm Love Actually
Baking day (for book club we are doing a cookie exchange, everyone needs to coordinate so we don’t all make the same thing. You are welcome to join me and do your baking here too. )
8 pm Christmas Chronicles
8 PM deck the halls
(Noon book club meeting and cookie exchange???)
8 pm 8 femmes (french movie) *OR* The Christmas Cottage (in the event 8 femmes is unobtainable.)
8 pm National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
8 pm Edward Scissor Hands
8 pm Fatman
December 10th 8 pm Trading Places
8 pm Surviving Christmas
Board games earlier in the day for anyone who wants to come play. And snacks.
8 pm The Man Who Invented Christmas
8 pm Prancer
8 pm Trapped In Paradise
8 pm The Ref (this might be my all time favorite christmas movie.)
8 pm Family Stone
8 pm Rare Exports (A foreign film in Finnish, about an old Finnish Christmas legend related to Santa.)
Baking during the day (all are welcome to come bake with me.)
8 pm Home Alone
8 pm Silent Night
8 pm Miracle on 34th Street
8 pm Joyeux Noel (French film about christmas during the first world war, in the trenches on the front lines in Europe. Based on a true story.)
Baking day, come bake with me if you want to, during the day.
8 pm Last Christmas
Noon time Matinee Four Christmasses (No 8 pm movie this is my kid sister’s birthday so we have other evening plans.)
Noon airing of Finland’s christmas Peace Declaration.
8 pm A Christmas Carol
LATE NIGHT MOVIE AT MIDNIGHT Christmas In Connecticut
12:00 pm airing of the short Snowman
8pm The Holiday
8 pm It’s a Wonderful Life
6 pm Glogi Fest (Glogi, is a Finnish drink made from berry juice and warm spices for children and usually from wine and warm spices for adults. Served hot and garnished with almonds and raisins. Glogi fest is low key… Usually involves cookies and snacks, my family and anyone else who wants to drop by for some christmas warmth, cheer and ambiance is welcome.)
8 pm Die Hard (or as I call it cuz the actor must be pretty old by now, Die Hard With a Pension.)
8pm The Preacher’s Wife (I have NO idea what this film is have not seen it, no idea if it is religious or not.)
8 pm Gremlins (We may not serve water or any other liquid during this film. Only kidding.)
8 pm Santa Verses The Martians (This is an ancient train wreck. Calling it a movie or a film is far too generous. It is supposed to be a cult film fail from ancient times and the days of yore of filming back in like the 1960s or something. Come at your own risk. Do not expect to be entertained…. Expect disappointment.)
8 pm A very Harold and Kumar Christmas (Stoners welcome. 1 rule if you plan to get high while hanging out watching or drunk, you must have a designated driver with you. NO ONE leaves here in a car unfit for the road. We also have a guest room you are welcome to use if you just let us know in advance you are gonna need it, if you wish to attend.)
12 am The ball drops
January 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
*IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE:
1. We welcome and allow at this time only vaccinated people into our home. You are welcome to bring a friend or two with you so long as they can present proof of vaccination at the door. No one enters this building without showing proof of vaccination.
2. Most of these films are old but fun. They are also FREE, and our tv screen isn’t small. Unlike a movie theater, you are guaranteed to be ONLY surrounded by vaccinated people. So it is a safe place to hang out during and around the christmas holiday.
3. We will be making a christmas dinner it will include a Finnish Ham, so if you are lonely for some reason or want to come to christmas dinner here or for christmas morning brunch, just let me know. You are always most welcome.
Wildflower Farm, is a small New England homestead, B&B and AirBnB, in the Baystate. We came out here 7 years ago, when we returned from the better part of 10 years as peripatetic aristotelian nomads, for my husband's post docs. Upon our return, we had a plan. We had a lovely home. Everything was so clear. Then, I got sick. Things I used to eat all the time during our travels elsewhere in the world and even here before I left almost 10 years earlier made me ill. It took a couple trips to the ER and a trip to specialist... It became clear, something had changed in the way food is processed in this country since last I lived here. Some off label things was inevitably going to be my demise.
My husband and I looked around to see the clear path we were on, had exploded in front of us. We decided we had to create a new path for ourselves. We put children on hold. We found a small piece of land with a house we loved in a rural suburb in a right to farm area. I began researching how to do it ourselves. Grow it ourselves, make it ourselves, survive on our own as much as possible. We bought the property, and began plotting a new course. One that didn't involve off label chemicals. Closer to nature, with a lot more DIY, gardens, and animals for the products they provide. We created a life we loved though it hasn't always been easy and has of course come with compromise with each other, and even with ourselves.
Our family thought we had lost our minds. What were we doing leaving the city? We had no idea how hard this would be. They thought we would be back in 6 months. That was over 7 years ago, now. We have been making it work. They were not wrong, it isn't easy. But has anything worth doing ever been easy? And for us, avoiding as much store bought food as possible was simply necessary so I could live given how sick I was getting.
Then Covid hit.... We were lucky to have this place. It has allowed us a lot less need for public use territories which has kept us a lot safer and spared us much of the risk others face daily. This place, has given us a privilege through this of great meaning to us. To be of use in a difficult time. We have been able to help friends family and even strangers in need when things couldn't be found on store shelves. Or money was tight due to not working, rent being due and a child at home, or some other draining situation. We are so very grateful to have been able to not be helpless like so much of society through this miserable time. Our families, got used to it some time ago, us being out here. They made peace with it the day there was no bread and they had to ask me for some. Or when fresh vegies were rotten due to supply chain issues but they could find plenty in my garden.
Wildflower Farm, was a place I dreamed of. One of those sweet pastoral dreams a city dweller grows up knowing will never come true, that became unavoidable when I became ill. I never expected to get to do this. I never thought I had what it takes to make this work. I have learned pacing myself is important, compromise is critical, hard work never ends, burn out is real so breaks are just a necessary evil.
We are not fully self sufficient, but we work hard in that direction as we create a new path through life for ourselves, always reaching to do even more ourselves and to get closer to the ideal we envision. We are however far more self sufficient than many in this world. 7 years in, we continue to learn and grow in this homesteading lifestyle. We welcome comments and advice and ideas and questions.
We welcome visitors from all over to our home with strict covid policies in place. We spend our time learning to live all over again in a more environmental and sustainable way though even there we are far from perfect always learning and growing doing better as we know better.
This little homestead farm is a magical place named for the New England wildflowers that grow all around. A place where a physicist, watches the night sky on clear nights with the aide of mirror and glass, and a woman, works endlessly in the gardens, the kitchen, and a variety of projects to create and to keep a very unique life style running and functioning. Wildflower Farm, has become so much more than simply a piece of land we can grow a few vegetables on. The longer I spend here, the more alive the land seems, the more I learn about it's function and the more meaning it has. My place in the universe and the next steps on our new path become ever more clear.
We welcome you on this journey with us.