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In addition to the beautiful trees we have growing here at the farm, we have fresh cut Douglas fir trees. For 2022 season we will have Douglas firs instead of the fraser fir. Due to the limited supply and increasing cost of the fraser firs we feel this option will be much better for our customer. We have fresh hand made wreaths. We also offer SNOW FLOCKING for trees and wreaths. We accept cash, and all Major credit cards.

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I lived north of Valley Blvd. on Exline St. before the homes on our street sold out for the building of a shopping center. When I was little, I could sometimes hear the lions roaring at night. It seemed ordinary to me (a little child) that community could have a lion farm.

The community has grown so much that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the National Center for Lesbian Rights, hosts the Rural Pride Campaign, day-long summits to discuss the LGBT experience in rural areas. (Civil Eats did a nice piece on this last year.) And the numbers are only expected to increase as more LGBT farmers both come out and call rural regions home.

It was 1969 when Carmen Goodyear dropped out of Vassar to live on the fringes of Mendocino, California. She began farming, and with fellow lesbians from across the country, began writing and publishing the consciousness-raising, feminist Country Women magazine from their cabins. Publishing for a decade, they wrote many articles on how to farm.

In upper Wisconsin, along Lake Superior, Michael Stanitis farms his Sassy Nanny 40-acre goat farm where he makes a prized goat cheese. Stanitis, 49, farms alone and says he often wishes there was a nearby LGBT hub. But Stanitis likes the lifestyle and the work and figures a partner may eventually find him. He also has two children with a nearby lesbian couple, something he says has enriched his life.

Now streaming exclusively on Stan, Christmas On The Farm is a seasonal feel-good film that promises to be a family favourite. The film stars Poppy Montgomery, Hugh Sheridan, Darren McMullen and Nicholas Brown and is set on an authentic Australian farm in Queensland.

Bobbie grew up on the family farm in Fort Gaines, Georgia. She attended Clay CountySchools, where she was a cheerleader for the Clay County Blue Devils. Upongraduation from Fort Gaines High School in 1949, Bobbie attended Valdosta StateCollege where she was a member of the Business Club. She graduated in 1951 witha degree in Secretarial Science.

In 1952, she married the love of her life, William Lloyd Gay, Jr. After they married,Bobbie and Lloyd moved to Savannah, Georgia, where he served in the United StatesAir Force for the next four years, and she worked for the Corps of Engineers inSavannah, Georgia. In 1956, upon completion of his service in the Air Force, Lloyd andBobbie moved back to Fort Gaines, Georgia; and resided on the Gay Family Farmwhere Lloyd partnered with his father, Lloyd Gay, Sr. on the farm. Bobbie worked forthe Corp of Engineers in Fort Gaines, Georgia until daughter, Terri was born.In 1959, after completion of the Walter F. George Dam, the family farm was flooded bythe Chattahoochee River. Lloyd, Bobbie, and Terri then relocated to Americus,Georgia; where Lloyd farmed with his father Lloyd Sr. and Brother, Gene at the newlyestablished Gay Farm. In 1961, son Alton completed their family, and Bobbiesupported Lloyd by staying at home and being a wonderful mother, housewife, andhomemaker. She later worked for Sumter County DEFACS for a brief period untilLloyd moved the family from Americus, Georgia out to the family farm. Bobbie then,spent much of her time sewing, cooking, and preserving fruits and vegetables from thegarden and fields.

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Jessica Gay Bell, who along with her late husband, John A. Bell III, founded Jonabell Farm, died March 14 in Naples, Florida, after a brief illness. She was 90.After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Bell worked in the news department at WHAS in Louisville, Ky. After a stint in New York as a showroom model, Bell returned to Lexington where she met John Bell and married him in 1947.Jonabell was first operated on a leased portion of Hamburg Place in Lexington, where they raised champion Battlefield and Never Say Die, first American-bred to win the English Derby in the 20th century. After relocating Jonabell to property on Bowman's Mill Road, the Bells continued to breed, race, and sell Thoroughbreds while boarding breeding stock for clients. Damascus, the 1967 Horse of the Year, was raised at Jonabell and the farm stood 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed at stud. Jonabell bred some 50 stakes winners individually and in partnership, among them the homebred champion Epitome , winner of the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Additionally, they Keeneland's Spinster Stakes (gr. I) twice, with homebreds Try Something New and Hail a Cab . Jonabell was sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley in 2001.

Bell was active in many charities and organizations and helped establish the Blue Grass Ball, predecessor of The Lexington Ball, to benefit the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky. Bell was also involved in the effort to initiate ongoing restoration and training programs with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to preserve and raise awareness of the historical stone walls along rural roads and farmland. The special markers located next to significant rock walls throughout the area are a result of this effort. She was an accomplished gardener and was involved with the Garden Club of Lexington, which maintains the garden at Ashland, Henry's Clay's Estate in Lexington.Bell was an avid golfer, and her keen interest in people, places, and history spurred travel around the world. She maintained the philosophy that "one should never let schooling interfere with one's education."Some of the organizations to which Bell belonged included Bluegrass Tomorrow, Lexington Directions, and McConnell Springs, and she was a board member of The Lexington School, Blue Grass Airport, Chrysalis House, and the YWCA. She was also a life trustee of The Lexington School.Jessica and her husband established the Bell Alcohol and Addictions Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky.

Later that month, the Pomona Progress noted that Gay would have an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair, which was begun that year, and that the farm, located in the City of Los Angeles, furnished practically all of the lions used in the various moving picture productions, also also is a source of supply for the many circuses and museums which travel in all parts of the United States.

Over a couple of years, the farm was featured in news articles concerning exhibitions at expositions, commercial advertisements (including Numa, who became the most famous of the lions, in a prune ad), and a full-page feature in the Los Angeles Times in May 1923. In early August, as Los Angeles readied for a Motion Picture Exposition, the Gays were prepared to give President Warren G. Harding a cub for his visit. The president, however, took ill in San Francisco and died there on the 3rd, though the baby lion was shipped to Washington as it was assumed Harding would recover.

The story of Charles and Muriel Gay and their unique and popular lion farm are not just notable parts of El Monte history, but have regional signficance, including for the prevalence of their lions in motion pictures for some two decades. Their operation would not be conceivable today, however, so that history stands out even more for how alien it was to our thinking about animal treatment.

The farm first met their cow Norris when he was 2 days old and fighting for his life. Over the course of weeks, being bottle-fed and treated with medicine and transfusions, Norris made a full recovery and is now a happy 500-pound 1-year-old redpoll cow. 041b061a72


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