Talent Show 2015

An annual Swallowtail tradition, we had another standing-room-only talent show last night in the barn. Anything goes in a Swallowtail Talent show, and we saw a little bit of everything represented, including an impressive showing of Early Childhood student performances! There were songs ranging from Itsy Bitsy Spider, to the Crawdad Song, to Katy Perry's Roar (not to mention an excellent Greek alphabet song). We also saw a gymnastics duet and several dancers. Among the more unique presentations, we had dog and parakeet tricks, and even a sword fight! And jokes, oh so many jokes! As Ms. Alyssa, our long-time coordinator and MC for this event said, "The audience is smart tonight!". She couldn't even surprise them with little-known animal facts. (Do you know how many hearts an octopus has?)

As it is every year, Swallowtail's Talent Show is not a competition. Everyone is invited to bring their "talent" to share - whatever that may be. Everyone receives warm applause and appreciation from the audience. We look forward to many more years of Talent Show ahead. Thank you Ms. Alyssa and all those who performed and supported performances last night!


Spring is, was, and always will be, In the air.

Find yourself a microclimate around the place and you’ll see that buds are swelling to break, or have already broken. Thanks to Aram, Cher and RIc for a recent donation of a beautiful big pile of various raspberries, plum trees, pear trees, blueberry plants, comfrey, seaberry, and some others I’m forgetting. And thank you Burnt Ridge Nursery, we also got our order of raspberries, Pawpaw trees, Butternuts trees, Mulberry trees, Aronia bushes, and grape vines in. TIME TO GET PLANTIN’.