I ordered trees this past week, 250 of them that we will plant at Roshara in April. We have planted trees every year since we've owned the place, which goes back to 1966. Some years only twenty-five. Some years several thousand. But every year we plant some. The earliest trees we planted are fifty feet tall, the ones we planted last year are less than a foot high. So we have big trees and little trees, and every size in between.
Tree planting is a family affair; I have photos of my children helping plant trees when they were toddlers. I have photos of my grandchildren planting trees when they were toddlers. It’s something the family looks forward to, and no matter if the day is sunny, rainy or even snowing, when the tree planting day rolls around, we plant trees. It’s an event that helps tie a family together.
And as the years pass, we walk among the trees we planted. We remember when we planted them, and the good times we had even though the weather may have been miserable on that particular day.
Tree planting like so many events at Roshara is filled with stories and running over with memories.
THE OLD TIMER SAYS: When you are older you don’t plant a tree for yourself, you plant it for posterity.
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00 p.m. Stoughton Opera House. A Farm Winter.
Go to: http://stoughtonoperahouse.ticketforce.com/orderticketsarea.asp?p=86&a=1 for further information.
Wednesday, February 4, 6:30 p.m.. Mt. Horeb Library (The Quiet Season and The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County.
Saturday, February 14, 2:30 p.m. Garden Expo Madison. Garden Wisdom
Tuesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. River Falls Library, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County
Purchase Jerry’s DVDS and his Books from the Patterson Memorial Library in Wild Rose, Wisconsin (a fund raiser for them):
The library now has available signed copies of Jerry’s DVDs, Emmy Winner, A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps and Jerry Apps A Farm Story.
Also available are several of Jerry’s signed books including The Quiet Season (on which the DVD A Farm Winter is based), as well as Rural Wit and Wisdom and Old Farm, (which are related to the DVD Jerry Apps a Farm Story). Also available is Jerry’s new novel, The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County.
Contact the library for prices and special package deals.
Patterson Memorial Library
500 Division Street