180-Bounty on a Small Farm

Five Feline Farm is small in the world of farms. We have five and a half acres but we try to take advantage of everything this land provides.

Right now, in late June the gardens are producing a lot of good food. Green beans, peppers, carrots, and eggplant to name a few. But we also have wild,  native food to gather.

Black raspberries are one of those native wild berries that are delicious. Full of seeds and nutrition, we use these in pies, jams and now vinegars. The blackberries will be next in the wild harvest. The black walnut trees are loaded with nuts this year.

On this episode we talk about all of those things and more.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Don’t forget we are closed on the 4th of July holiday weekend. You can still follow our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and email (sign up here) during this time.

179-This Week’s Garden Report

Hello!

It is now officially summer at Five Feline Farm. The gardens are thriving and we couldn’t be happier.

On this episode we discuss what is currently available from the garden and what will be ripening in the next few weeks. It is also raspberry and blackberry season so that harvest is underway. In a few weeks, we will have jam.

Tomatoes and peppers are starting to develop but are not ripe yet. The anticipation keeps us all excited for those classic summer treats.

We have also started infusing vinegars with different herbs and fruits from our farm. What a taste experience! Follow our social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) or email to keep up to date on the latest flavors available.

The Mercantile is open on Friday and Saturday afternoons from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (we will be closed on July 2 & 3 for the holiday weekend). We would love to see you!

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Mark your calendars for Doty and Dexter playing live music in the crib on July 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

178-First Garden Bag Delivery of the Season

Wow!

Our first Gert’s Garden 2 Go© bag delivery for 2021 is in the books. Anytime we start something new, we learn. Although the first week was relatively smooth due to all of our advance planning, there were still a few things we will do to improve. (For example, now we know how long it takes to drive the route.)

This week each bag contained garlic. This has also been quite popular at the farm. For an idea about using roasted garlic, follow that link to a short blog post.

For those listeners who are within a 15 mile radius of the farm, we will also deliver any of our other products on our Saturday morning route. Just log on to our Mercantile, place an order and choose delivery at checkout.

If you do not live in our delivery area, you can still order many of our products online and we will ship to you.

Thank you for listening to our podcast and supporting Five Feline Farm.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

177-Summer at the Farm

Hello again,

The weather here in Central Illinois has turned to summer. We are grateful for the warmth and the rain. Our garden is producing wonderful vegetables, including the harvest of garlic. Garlic is planted in the fall and harvested early summer. In addition to the curly green scapes we use from the top of the garlic, the fresh bulbs can be used immediately. Most of ours will be cured for winter storage.

As the country opens up, we are planning for more bands at the farm. Upcoming events include Doty and Dexter on July 17 and the Luna Halos on October 9 for our Fall Festival. Mark your calendars, bring a lawn chair and enjoy everything Five Feline Farm has to offer.

Each week the Mercantile will be open from 12:00PM -4:00PM. Come out and browse. For those living within a 15 mile radius of the Farm, delivery service begins on June 12, 2021 on Saturday mornings.

There is always something happening. Keep up on all the current events through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or email.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines