170-Landscaping at the Mercantile

Welcome to our milestone episode #170.

This week we share our progress in landscaping around the new sidewalk from the driveway to the Mercantile building. We have been busy!

You will also hear a new feature: a garden tip and a kitchen tip near the end of the episode. This week we talk about using Irish Spring soap as a deer deterrent around new trees and how to use spring garlic in cooking.

The Mercantile is now regularly open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 PM each day. If you would like to order English Muffins to pick up on April 23 or 24, 2021 you can click here (while supplies last).

We also have a limited supply of heirloom tomato and basil plants as well as perennial pampas grass, lamb’s ear and mint. Fresh vegetables will be available in season.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines


169-Major Improvements at the Farm

This week we made major improvements in accessibility to the Mercantile.

It has been a need for a long time. Many of our customers, friends and family members had difficulty walking the mulched path from the parking lot to the Mercantile building.

Now, the walk will be easy. A new concrete sidewalk leads from the parking lot, beside the garden and slopes gently to the porch of the Mercantile. We still have some landscaping to do along the edges, but we will continue to work on this over the next few days and weeks.

Through this upgrade, our customers were gracious with last minute changes in hours and having the building open. We will be back to regular business hours April 16 and 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM each day. If you would like to order scones for pickup, you can do that through our online store: fivefelinefarm.com/mercantile. You can also call or text an order.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Don’t forget to follow us on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

168-Interview with Cathy Hiser

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers?

In this episode, we interview our friend and neighbor, Cathy Hiser about her new venture in flower farming.

She describes her interest in growing flowers, the types of flowers she has started and when she anticipates fresh picked blooms will be available.

As a bonus, we plan to include some of Cathy’s fresh flowers in the Mercantile this year. Possibly even as an add on to our weekly deliveries which begin in mid-June.

Stay tuned for more about this and more at Five Feline Farm through email and social media.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines (and Cathy)

167-Noodles, Gardening and More

Spring is a busy time at Five Feline Farm.

The Mercantile is open on Friday and Saturday from noon to 4:00 PM. We discuss on this episode how that simple change in hours helped our stress level. Sometimes it is just the little things that make a difference.

In addition to the change in hours, we talked about how we each need to do something productive in between customers. Many days there is a constant steady stream of customers at the Mercantile, but some days we have time in between. We are working on ways to fill that time. Typically Donna goes to the garden and Julia writes.

Next week we will have a special guest interview that we have been looking forward to for awhile. We are sure you will enjoy hearing from our friend about her new enterprise.

Watch our social media, website and email for updated information about the Farm.

As a reminder, we will be closed on Easter weekend.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Only 3 days left to get the garden course at only $19.