Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Size of An Acre

I am convinced that the size of an acre of land varies directly with the size of the man who manages it. The larger the man, the larger the acre...I once asked an old gardener how much land he had, and he said with pride that he owned once acre; and he added, "It is a wonderful acre: it reaches to the center of the earth in one direction, and it takes in the stars in the other." This man's farm included not only the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but it contained the entire rainbow. - Liberty Hyde Bailey, 1911

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

48th Annual Blueberry Festival, with Sundaes to Boot!

It's that time again! The 48th Annual Blueberry Festival in South Haven kicks off this week. You can visit the Liberty Hyde Bailey booth on Friday the 12th down at South Haven's waterfront from 10-3 to toss some blueberries (by hand) and even test your knowledge on blueberry trivia. To top it off, come to the museum from 2-4 pm Sunday the 14th for blueberry sundaes. Clever, aren't we? Be there or be blue!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

The Farmer is Proverbially the Man Who has Stood on His Own Feet

“The farmer is proverbially the man who has stood on his own feet. Other persons have stood on other men’s feet. The purpose of every good country-life institution is to develop persons who are able to walk alone.” Liberty Hyde Bailey, The State and the Farmer (1909)

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