Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where Were You?

As we remember the 10 year anniversary of the attacks on 9-11-2001 today. I can not help but remember where I was.

Where were you?

I was at home with a 1month old and a 1 1/2 year old. My mom called me and asked if I had been watching the TV? My answer was of course. I mean after all who doesn't have a little veggie tales to keep the lil ones occupied? When she told me to turn on the news. I knew something was terribly wrong. I remember looking at my kids and thinking what next. Was this going to start a war on our soil? How many people would die? After the fear and shock I just wanted to be with family.
I am proud of how Americans came together after 9-11.

I know I have been MIA from my blog lately. Life has been a blur. On today I just wanted to make sure everyone remembers the victims and the survivors & America who shall forever be affected. Pray for peace in their hearts and homes. God bless you all today and everyday.

Never stop telling people where you were! Keep the memories of 9-11 alive. This is something that makes America stronger.

Where were you?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Tricks of the Christmas Tree-Growing Trade

New Hampshire Christmas Tree Promotion Board Chairman Nigel Manley attended his 15th National Christmas Tree Association conference last month, gleaning information on the latest tricks of the Christmas tree growing trade. Nigel, who manages The Rocks Estate in Bethlehem, was one of more than 400 Christmas tree growers from around the United States, Canada, Mexico, and England to attend the convention in Ohio.

Among the tidbits Nigel picked up from this year’s convention – which he shares with his New Hampshire Christmas tree-growing colleagues – were ways to use social media and other new technology to boost marketing efforts, the latest news on the national Trees for Troops program, and information on growing the increasingly popular West Virginia Balsam (also known as the Canaan Fir).

“Only a few growers from our region are able to attend the national convention, so my role is to bring home the latest techniques for everything from pest control to marketing to share with our members,” said Manley. “The information shared at the convention is important to our local Christmas tree growers. The impact for our local growers learning about these things is huge.”