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Artificial intelligence is no match for human stupidity."

Red Green

Sherwood's Almanac

Week starting 27 December 2009

27 December 2009

The Chrismas tree season is over. We sold 12 trees on two weekends for a tot al of about five hundred bucks. Overall the return was better than farmer's markets.

I did this as a market test: Did people want to come and cut their own tree? I placed an free ad on PickYourOwn.org, and made a 2 paragraph mention on the services page on my web site. The phone calls started in October Then, the last two weeks in November I went on holiday. Must have gotten two dozen calls on Laura's cell. Got home to another score. The next three weeks saw a dozen contacts a week.

The only reason I have any trees left at all is that most people either didn't want a pine, or wanted a bushier tree than what I currently sell.

So yes. There is a market.

Long range: I'd like to sell about 200 premium trees per year for about 50 bucks each. Do this mostly on the 5 weekends prior to Christmas. Possibly sell home made ornaments too. Give hot chocolate to anyone crazy enough to brave the Christmas Tree Maze.

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