It's fall afterall.

Hello friends, family and Ted Heads!

 The combine harvester pulled in today to harvest the summer corn here at the farm so we just had to celebrate the sunshine and the fall weather with a hot dog roast for lunch! Put those great Chicago dog toppings on there and mmmm... now that's the way to eat a hot dog! I can put down a few of those.

 We really feel the closing of summer and the fresh coming of autumn around here. Not only is the weather changing but there is a new work pace as well. The summer festival season is ended and we are beginning to do more locally based shows and hang around home a little more. It feels good! :) Donna says it has a cozy, tucked-in sort of feel.

 Last week was a good example. Our show at the Gennet Mansion was a lot of fun and very well attended.... (psst! If we bring in about 6 more concert goers when we perform again in November we will beat the long standing record of 30. Mark November 6 from 3-6 PM on your calendars as a good time to come out next month!) Marty Price joined Brian and I with his fantastic Dobro playing and WOW! Can't say that I've ever bragged much about Dobro playing but this man plays with flair! I like his style!

 Thistleberry Farms on Saturday was a day of family fun! Donna stayed home to catch some extra rest after our travels but the kids and I fully enjoyed the generosity of the Farm and took in everything from pony rides and the bouncing pillow to the corn cannon. I think the pedal cars took first place with Leaha, who drove Lyssa around for hours!

 This week I'm working more on getting our Fan Friday music to Nashville for the new album... boy are we having fun getting ready to roll that out! Donna spent some time this morning dreaming up ideas and we're looking forward to presenting your pre-order options in just a couple weeks. I think I've lost Donna to the world of Google documents while she plans this! (Donna nods.)

 I'm also getting my feet wet with the plans for the new video lessons we are making available for hammered dulcimer players online. I keep saying, "The festival season is over, but boy! we still have plenty of work!"

 This weekend will be a full one as I travel to the Indianapolis region again for performances with Brian at Broad Ripple Farmer's Market on Saturday morning 9 AM-11 PM,
some dulcimer lessons with two terrific students (you know who you are!)
and an evening performance at Noble Coffee and Tea from 6-8 PM.

 Then we'll wrap up this weekend at Grace Village on Sunday where I will be doing a concert for the residents there from 1:30-2:30. Sound like a full schedule to you? (Oh and a 3rd student coming for a lesson Sunday afternoon! She's pretty special too.) Now the calendar's full!

 Well it looks like the corn is half harvested and the field hands are retiring for the day... think I'll go take a break myself and doodle on my dulcimer some more! Wonder if we have some marshmallows to roast over those coals...

Peace,
Ted and Donna for the whole family

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  • Mari

    Mari

    We enjoyed hearing you play at Thistleberry Farm! I hope that you can return next year. I bought two of your CDs and my husband is now hooked as well. Blessings on you and your family.

    We enjoyed hearing you play at Thistleberry Farm! I hope that you can return next year. I bought two of your CDs and my husband is now hooked as well. Blessings on you and your family.

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