Have you ever been interviewed by a radio host and wondered what you even said afterwards? How will that person put everything together?
It comes down to having faith in that person that they will hopefully stick to the true script.
Tumbleweed Smith is the famous host of "The Sound of Texas"
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I was honored to be interviewed by him. It was just one on one with a portable recorder between us.
Last week a customer came in and said they had heard me on the radio that morning.
We did get to hear it again for the second run in the evening.
A Magazine www.ranchmagazine.com out of San Angelo picked up on it and sent me this script.
Marilou Whorton came out to interview us on Monday about the young entrepreneurs
at our market which we are featuring this upcoming market...
and that will be in the Seminole Sentinel this Wednesday.
When it rains it pours... at least with interviews.
( We do wish for more rain too!)
Here is the Interview for all our followers of Blumenflor... Enjoy!
Hope to see you at the Farmers Market!
“I WAS BLESSED WITH A GREEN THUMB, so why not use it,” says Susie Wiebe
with a laugh. Nine years ago she opened a nursery and garden center six
miles north of Seminole.
“It all started with petunias. I really know how to grow petunias; and
now we know how to grow potatoes and tomatoes. They do well, too. We
have all sorts of stuff here: annuals, like your bedding plants that we
sell at the greenhouse, anything flowery, then we have shrubs and trees
also. We sell more hanging baskets than anything else. We give advice
on gardening and sometimes help people with their landscaping.”
Her place is called Blumenflor, a German word meaning an abundance of
flowers. “But because we live in this environment of Spanish, German
and English we just put everything together and we have blumenflor. So
the flor is for those who speak Spanish (it means flower) and blumen is
for the ones that speak German (it means flowers).”
Once a month she has a huge farmers market that draws customers from a
large area. Vendors pay her 10% of what they sell. If they sell
nothing they pay nothing.
“It’s the third weekend every month from May to December. We start
Friday night from 5 to 9, then on Saturday 10 ‘til 2. We have dozens of
vendor spots inside the garden center building. They’re all made from
pallets. But it has spilled to the outside. We now have about 45 to 50
vendors. They are local people who sell fresh fruits and vegetables,
eggs, baked goods, canned goods, peanuts, roasted pecans and handmade
sewing items. But the baked good go first: rustic breads, cookies,
cupcakes and sourdough items. They’re gone in half an hour.
We usually have some sort of a theme. Once we had a cowboy here with his horse and
he gave rides to kids.
In October we’ll have Oktoberfest with a polka band and people wear traditional dress.”
Among the popular items is a selection of jams and jellies.
“Apricot jam is number one because we have lots of apricot trees here.
Things made from peaches and strawberries also do well. We have
Her place is on eleven acres and the parking lot is way too small. Food
trucks sell barbecue and burgers. “There’s one that sells crepes and waffles.
Of course we try to have some traditional Mennonite things like rhubarb that comes from Canada, even from Germany and Ukraine. That’s been hard but somehow we’ve
figured it out and we have rhubarb growing so we can make rhubarb pie
We’re a German-Mennonite community. I think visitors find that intriguing.
Most of us here speak three languages: German, Spanish and English.
We’re multi cultural and we welcome everybody.”
PS. The funny part of all this is that I listened to the interview in the vehicle because I couldn't figure out how to listen to it online.
It was nostalgic in a way just like that pic above of an old radio.