191-Decisions and Improvements


This episode of our podcast represents a turning point in our business.

We have learned it is good to periodically evaluate the areas where we invest our time, attention, effort and money. This is true not only for our business, but others. In fact, it is true for everyone in their daily lives. Some times we double down. Other times, like now, it is time to let something go.

That is where we find ourselves with our podcast, Farm Chatter. At time time, and for the foreseeable future, producing a weekly podcast is not a good investment for us.

We are not going anywhere. Five Feline Farm is growing and thriving. Freeing up some of our time and energy previously spent on the podcast will allow us to open up other creative avenues. We have a lot of ideas. We talk about some of those on this podcast.

Thank you to all who have listened faithfully. We appreciate your time and dedication.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

190-Discussing Food Insecurity Replay

Hello friends,

If you listened to Episode 189, you know that we are taking a short break to rest mind and body. Although we are working on some projects around the farm that do not necessarily rest the body. Accomplishing these tasks will make us better and stronger in the long run.

In the interest of taking a break, we have chosen this special episode to replay. It is a continuation of our conversation with Michael and Beth Gillespie. The discussion delves into food insecurity in our community and with college students in particular.

Enjoy listening and we will be back next week.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

189-Interview with a Vegan Replay

Hello from Five Feline Farm!

As you can imagine, even though there is always much to be done on the farm, there are also times when a break is in order.

To this end the Mercantile will be closed on Labor Day weekend. And this podcast is a replay of a previous interview with our friends Michael and Beth Gillespie. We really enjoyed recording the episode and hearing it again ourselves.

The Mercantile will re-open on Friday, September 10, 2021 and Saturday, September 11, 2021 we will host Kwiksilver Karaoke for music in the crib. Come out and enjoy.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

188-It’s Tomato Time!


Yes, it is that time of year for all things tomato. There is nothing quite like a fresh from the garden, sun warmed tomato. Our tomatoes are at peak ripeness and production as we record this episode. We are eating fresh sliced tomatoes and Caprese-style salads at almost every meal.

Of course, we are also preserving tomato products for winter use. Sauce, salsa, Bloody Mary mix and enchilada sauce as well as dehydrating some for “sun-dried” tomatoes.

As usual, we are thinking ahead to how we can continue to improve and reinvent our business. You will be seeing new short courses in the future, teaching our methods on specific topics. If you have questions you would like to see answered in this way, shoot us an email, text or hit us up on social media.

In the meantime, mark your calendars for the following important dates:

September 3-4, 2021-Mercantile closed for Labor Day

September 11, 2021-Kwiksilver Karaoke in the Crib

October 9, 2021-Fall Festival featuring music by the Luna Halos

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines