163-It is Almost Spring at the Farm

As the title of this episode suggests, we are starting to see warmer temperatures in East Central Illinois.

Those warmer temperatures allow us to begin the outdoor tasks like removing invasive plant species and burning up the cuttings.

We also have been able to check on the honeybees. We may have lost one colony over the winter, but the other two seem to be doing well. They have plenty of food stores to get them through until pollen and nectar start, but just in case, we added a little more in the form of winter patties.

The Mercantile will re-open on Friday, March 19, 2021 for the season. We will be then be open almost every Friday until Christmas. Keep watching our website, email and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) for more details.

Two links were mentioned in the podcast.

First is our online gardening course: Gardening the Five Feline Farm Way. It is packed full of videos and information about each step we take here at the Farm to produce all our garden goodness. We are offering a low introductory price of only $19 for lifetime access. As we continue to add lessons, the price will go up.

Second is our Gert’s Garden 2 Go© bags for customers within our delivery area (15 miles from the farm). All of the details are available through the link below.
Gert's Garden 2 Go©

As usual, we are busy here at the farm.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

161-Polar Vortex at the Farm

It is mid-February 2021 and the Farm is deep in the grip of a Polar Vortex. For us, that means temperatures hovering near 0º with windchills even lower. It is too cold to work outside even though we are chomping at the bit to begin gardening.

Even with the uncooperative weather, we are still able to complete some tasks that move us closer toward Spring and the season opening of the Mercantile.

In this episode, we talk about what we have accomplished and some upcoming next steps. This includes the delivery of the new potting shed this past week.

So even though we can’t be outside, we are making the best use of our time and looking forward to warmer weather.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. If you haven’t enrolled in our new gardening class yet, get it now before the price goes up. We are continuing to add new video and information. Just follow this link: Garden Class.

094-Honey Bee’s Book is Available

We are excited to announce that Honey Bee Comes to the Farm, a children’s book authored by our youngest cat. This full color book can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

There is also discussion about other writing projects and much more!

Keep coming back, it’s going to get interesting.

If you would like to order Honey Bee Comes to the Farm, just click the link. It is also available through AmazonAmazon or our on site Mercantile. We are open every Saturday through Dec. 21, 2019 plus special hours on Black Friday.