Tulip Saturday

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When original tulip-lovers realized they wouldn’t be able to visit the farm, the phones began to ring.

“Would you consider shipping your flowers?,” they’d ask, one by one.

“I know what it’s like to be in a community that has this identity wrapped up in its agriculture, but it surprised me at how emotional people became about the tulips, how many people reached out and said, ‘We are so glad that you didn’t quit. We feel so inspired by what you’re doing,’” Miller said. “Yet, we definitely didn’t start out to be an inspiration. It’s just the way we operate, it really is the way that we were raised.”

Though the team of Bulldogs had their fair share of corporate work before delving into Tulip Town, they were raised in the Mount Vernon neck of Washington’s woods, the county seat of Skagit County.

“For so many of us, when we were young, it was just what you did. You worked in the fields in the summer and then you graduate and you go away and go to college or join the military,” Miller said. “You start to notice that these were some defining experiences you had as a young person, which has helped you to be successful now.”

Now, Miller and his children, alongside the Tulip Town team, get down to work to revive the farm.

Christina Ausley @ SeattlePI

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5 Responses to Tulip Saturday

  1. Micki says:

    I read the TULIP story in The Crosscut awhile back. Who ever woulda thunk, their dreams would be disrupted by a global pandemic?

    On another PNW note:

    Year proving unusually deadly for motorcyclists, state says
    BY CHRISTINE CLARRIDGE

    THE SEATTLE TIMES

    After a winter of rain and a spring of quarantine, the lure of a clear day and open roads is almost irresistible to many motorcyclists.

    For some riders in Washington, though, that has led to preventable fatal crashes, according to the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and the Washington State Patrol.

    According to the traffic commission, 12 of the state’s 25 motorcycle deaths on Washington roads so far this year occurred in April. And while motorcycle deaths typically make up less than 20% of annual traffic deaths in Washington, they accounted for 53% of the state’s traffic deaths last month.

    ETC.

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  2. ಠ¿ಠarol says:

    Going over to Jill’s at 2:00. Washed my hair, towel on my head, will blow it dry shortly. Did I mention I cut my hair yesterday? It was hard this time due to my MD vision. I brought in the LR floor lamp, had that on, and there’s a second light on the pole that I aimed at my head. None of it helped, but I cut away anyway since I used to do that to myself all the time when I had eyes. And how bad could it be, lol? I won’t know BECAUSE I WON’T BE ABLE TO TELL IN THE MIRROR, I bet.

    Looking forward to that first Margarita!

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  3. Den says:

    Plumbing Day @ the Ranch. Installed a new hose spigot, PVC plumbed up to it from a pipe down this 2’X4′ hole with pipes in it (for irrigation that ain’t happening) but a house water source which I will tapped onto, did ok until a test proved I missed one connection, got wet, fixed that and waiting to run another pressure test, takes a while for all the plastic goo to congeal together. Meanwhile it’s beer thirty on my watch. Burger and fries done.

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  4. David B Benson says:

    Worldometer: Washington state new cases @ 219. US total new cases about 22k.

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