BRISTOL - Despite confusion on social media, Minorâ€™s Farm is not closing permanently and plans to reopen next fall.
Minorâ€™s Farmâ€™s Facebook page posted Tuesday that due to a family emergency, the store would close indefinitely on Dec. 24. The post then thanked friends and customers for many years of support and wished people a happy holiday season and healthy New Year. This post was then shared to the Bristol Talks Facebook page, which drew lots of attention.
Paul C. Minor said that the post was unclear. The farm will only be closing until its next fall season. In past years the farm had remained open through the winter.
â€śWe may be getting old and our kids are not coming back to take over, but weâ€™re not ending the farm anytime soon,â€ť said Paul C. Minor. â€śIf someone comes along and offers us a huge sum of money obviously weâ€™ll have to look at that and obviously things could change - I could fall tomorrow. However, right now, weâ€™re planning on opening next fall and weâ€™re hoping for another good season.â€ť
As for the family emergency mentioned, Paul C. Minor said that his father, Paul J. Minor, had suffered a fall and was sent to Hartford Hospital and is now recovering.
â€śHe was being careful and not doing anything dumb; he was just in his house and fell, shattering his hip,â€ť said Paul C. Minor. â€śHe will be moved to a rehabilitation facility soon where hopefully they can help him get stronger so that he can get around again, at least with a walker.â€ť
Paul C. Minor said that anyone who wishes to send get well soon cards to his father can mail them to Minorâ€™s Farm, 409 Hill St., Bristol, CT.
Paul C. Minor said that his brother would then be able to pick them up and bring them to his father.
While Minorâ€™s Farm is closed for the season, Paul C. Minor will be taking Daisy the Pig on tour through Virginia, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina for â€śpig out on readingâ€ť literacy events.
When he returns in April, he will also be visiting schools and libraries in New York and throughout New England before heading to Louisiana and North Carolina in July.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or firstname.lastname@example.org.