149-Refreshed and Renewed

This episode is packed with news.

We share our new vision for “courses”, which really won’t be courses at all, at least in the traditional sense. In coming to this decision, we discovered how we had been making assumptions and not using our respective strengths to the fullest.

If you are interested in learning from us, please take this brief, two question survey to help us build exactly what you need.

Don’t forget to shop small businesses on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (We even have an on line store with free shipping when you spend over $5.00.) You can get all of our soothing balms and cleansing soaps through the Mercantile.

One of our products we mentioned specifically on this episode is Beek Balm, our original beeswax based product. It is our answer to commercially popular lip balms that have too many ingredients to fit on their label. Ours are simple: beeswax, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and a natural flavoring. The flagship flavor is Honey from our own hives. We also offer Spearmint, Hint-O-Mint, and Peppermint. These are great stocking stuffers!

Get your Beek balm today and be part of the Five Feline Farm story.

Thank you everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Here are all the ways to stay in touch: email list, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you haven’t already signed up for information on the lessons we will offer beginning in January, you can do that here.


148-Things We Learned This Week

As small business owners we are continually learning how to improve.

Some of the things we are learning currently:

-Facebook is not a platform we can rely on to advertise and promote our products.

-Building and sharing our Spotify playlist

-new formats to reach out to friends, fans and customers

You heard us talk about the English Muffin club-if you are in the Charleston, IL area or will be and you are a lover of English Muffins, join the Muffin Club. (All you have to do is click that link.) You will get advance notice when we are baking.

Gift packs are back!

We can pre-package our products to make your shopping easy. Select your own contents or choose a Gert’s Gift 2 Go© bag. Plus, you can ask us to ship or deliver your selection for you.

Our online Mercantile is always open for business! Let us know how we can serve you.

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. If you are not already on our mailing list, you can sign up here: The_Mews.

147-What’s Up at Five Feline Farm?

We cover a lot of topics on today’s podcast.

First, a huge shout out and thank you to everyone who placed orders this weekend. Several of you took advantage of the new pickup boxes Friday afternoon, we did delivery on Saturday morning and even mailed out a few orders. We are so grateful for our customers!

As you might expect, we are continuing to shift and grow. The Friday pickup, Saturday delivery and shipping are so much fun for us and it appears quite convenient for all of you.

We are adding more products to our online Mercantile, so make sure you check back there frequently.

The muffin club is growing in membership. If you love delicious, tender English muffins and are in the Charleston, IL area, check out our muffin club. You will get advance notice when we are going to feature these.

Progress continues in building our online course offering. You can add your name to the waiting list here.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Facebook and Instagram seem to be downplaying our posts. Please share our email signup page with your friends who might be interested in what we do. Thanks all.

146-Small Businesses Must Be Flexible

Wow! There is so much going on here at Five Feline Farm. This episode is packed full of updates and information.

We are transitioning to all pickup, shipping and delivery beginning November 6 and 7, 2020. You can order any of the products we normally carry in our physical store and choose how your delivery method from these easy options:

  1. Pickup on Fridays between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM.
  2. Free Delivery within 10 miles of the Farm on Saturday mornings.
  3. Mail for orders over $4.99 in the U.S. (Sorry, no food products by mail.)

Just go to our online Mercantile to order.

But that’s not all the news.

On this episode we also introduce the Five Feline Farm English Muffin Fan Club. Our fresh, home-made English Muffins are so popular, we are starting a notification list when these are offered. If you are local or will be in the area, join this special list and you will get a “heads up” when English Muffins will be on the menu. Never miss out again! Just click that link above and you are in the club!

But wait, there’s more!

We continue development of our exclusive online Five Feline Farm School classes. If you are interested in learning more about how we do what we do, you will need to be on this list. Click here to be notified of updates.

Thank you for listening and following along as we build and grow.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Don’t forget our social media! We have regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.