Friday, March 16, 2007

Finnish American Weekend June 22-24

This summer, The Farm is hosting a speical Finnish American Weekend. Here's the info on the event.

Celebrate Midsummer Juhannus at Palmquist Farm June 22-24

Palmquist Farm has a rich Finnish heritage that is still celebrated today.

Your Midsummer Celebration Includes
-Traditional Finnish Meals
-Bon Fire back at The Farm
-Use of our wood-burning sauna
-Knox Creek Heritage Scandinavian Dinner (5 miles from The Farm)
-Two nights lodging (cozy cabins with fireplaces)
-Finnish baking demonstration by owner Helen Palmquist
-Hay ride to view The Farm’s nature & buffalo ending at local winery for wine tasting
-Presentation by owner Jim Palmquist about The Farm’s Finnish history
(you are encouraged to bring Finnish family pictures & stories to share)

Knox Creek Heritage Dinner Includes:
-Traditional Scandinavian food
-Midsummer decorations
-Open exhibits*
-May Pole

*The Knox Creek Heritage Center, an affiliate of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, is composed of five buildings (a turn-of-the-century farmstead) representing several ethnic groups in southeastern Price County: the Main Farm House, circa 1900, a summer kitchen building, the Keto House (depicts a typical logging camp from the 1800’s, complete with kitchen and bunkroom), circa 1900, Spirit Baptist Church, circa 1890, the Waahto Sauna built in the early 1900s, moved to the site and restored, and a pole shed. All the buildings on the site are used to display artifacts, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia that represent the cultural, ethnic, and historical aspect of past eras.

$143/person/all inclusive

We hope to see you then!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Our New E-newsletter

In the next few months, Palmquist Farm hopes to launch its new e-newsletter program. These e-newsletters will contain recipes, interesting articles about The Farm or other topics, special deals, and contests. If you want to receive our e-newsletter, just send an e-mail to Thanks!

Monday, March 05, 2007

A Song about The Farm

Here are some pictures of a group of friends from Chicago that have been coming to Palmquist Farm for about 6 years over President's weekend. This year we are honored and delighted to share with you the lovely song about coming to "The Farm" that they wrote, sang, and performed at our Saturday night folk music and talent show. It was really funny! I hope you enjoy reading it, and to that group of ladies, it has been a delight to be your hosts over the years.

Palmquist Song
(To the tune of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”)

Verse 1

Our feet have skied the beauty
That is known as Palmquist Farm
We have tumbled down its pearly slopes
(With just one broken arm!)
We have loosed our fateful belt holes
For the creamed rice it does harm
Eating 2 pounds at a time!

Glory Glory Jim and Helen
A hundred years is quite compellin’
We really are so thankful
But your judgment may be slack
‘Cuz our group keeps coming back!

Verse 2

In the quiet of the Tiga Trail
We mooned the frightened deer
We have stacked six bodies on a sled
Yeah—we were fueled by beer
We hurtled toward the skating pond
We scattered in the air
Our tailbones they did crack!


Verse 3 (Softer, with feeling)

To the beauty of the Snow Snake
We kidnapped your working dog
We have terrorized the other guests
And just outran the Law
We have searched our minds in therapy
For reason or some cause
It’s due to Men-o-pause!!!

(Repeat with marching)