Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner?
Thank you. Takk. Dankeschoen. Grazie. Gracias. Arigato. In how many ways can we thank each and every one of our clients, friends and family for supporting us this past year. You are truly in our gratitude and you have helped farming continue inside the suburban sprawl.
Due to many inquiries - especially after our summer Farm Camp - we started offering private, one-on-one riding lessons. Of course we could use nothing less than one of our wonderful Norwegian Fjord horses to teach from: Fair Acres Ole. We are offering gift certificates for those who want to give a special gift this Christmas season.
"Your method of teaching was encouraging and empowering and seemed to make the children feel right at home on your horse's back! You sparked an interest and love of horses!" Lynne B.
2008 was our first full year with the horse drawn carriage business and brides loved us this year... "You made our wedding!" Connie M. wrote. Quite a statement, but that was the note she wrote us! As this year comes to a close we are already experiencing many booking requests for 2009, particularly for commercial venues including the City of Redmond, Emerald Downs and a new shopping mall in Renton. Brides - don't wait!
Dakota is our picky eater. Even going out to collect his own eggs does not excite him unless I am making "the best scrambled eggs ever". Chelsea doesn't "do" scrambled eggs. Even some of our farm camp kids this summer who didn't like eggs liked these ones. So, here is Corinne's recipe for yummy scrambled eggs:
1 T. water
1 large pinch Kosher salt
2 T. butter
1 T. olive oil
Whip the eggs, water and salt until frothy (I use a mixer). I use a small, non-stick pan and heat it to med-high heat adding the oil first. When oil becomes hot, add butter to pan swirling it until completely melted. Then pour in the mixed eggs. Let eggs set for 15 seconds before scraping from the bottom up. Wait and let the bottom layer set up again and continue to do this until your desired doneness (we usually cook them until almost all the "shine" is gone from the eggs). I think two things make these eggs really good (besides being straight from the hens) and that is the frothiness of eggs when started and then not constantly stirring them keeps them fluffy. These eggs served with sourdough bread is a real treat on the weekends.
For those who love Fjord artwork take a look at our Fjord Art page - we have only a few original pieces left to be shipped in time for Christmas delivery.
Ole and Lena Joke
Since we have a Lena now to go with our WONDERFUL Ole (see her on our
we thought we would throw in an Ole and Lena joke for those Norwegians out there...
Ole bought Lena a piano for her birthday. A few weeks later, Lars inquired how she was doing with it. "Oh, " said Ole, "I persuaded her to svitch to a clarinet." "How come?" asked Lars. "Vell, " Ole answered, "because vith a clarinet, she can't sing."
And Speaking of Ole...
Just a quick note for those of you looking for a stallion to breed your Fjord mares to: Take a look at our super star Fair Acres Ole. He brings not only AMAZING bloodlines, but personality and temperment beyond belief (did you know he is our lesson horse). Having almost 40 foals across North America with 5 more coming in 2009, we consider him to be one of the Top Fjord Stallions available to your mare. See more about
Fair Acres Ole
and breeding information on his page.
Horses For Sale
We have a few of our own Fjord available for purchase starting at only $2500 and even a Super Guus look-a-like in the bunch. BUT we also have sixty some other Norwegian Fjord horses from across the country listed on our website - most with photos. Take a look and see if there is a Fjord in your future.
Next issue we will talk about Spring planting and prep (I can hardly wait already!!!). Something else we should talk about? Drop us a note, we love your feedback.
For this year end quarterly newsletter, we again would like to thank each of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers as we continue to increase the size and influence of our Fjord Farm. May you have a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year!
Very truly yours,
Scott and Corinne Logan
... and the kids: Chelsea (16), Dakota (9) and Evan(4)
Bothell, WA * 425.402.6781
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