145-Building the Business Continues

Even headed into winter, we are excited to keep growing and working on our Farm business.

In addition to our online store, we are developing courses to teach what we have learned as we build Five Feline Farm.

If you are interested in these courses as we develop them, you can sign up for our email list. Even if you are already on our list, please also click this link so you will receive course specific emails.

Here’s the link to our online store we promised: The Farm Fresh Mercantile.

Thanks for listening!

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. You can also find us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

143-Debriefing Farm Fest 2020

Farm Fest 2020 was a huge success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Farm, enjoyed great weather, music, vendors and visiting with each other.

On this episode of Farm Chatter, we recap the day, talk about next steps and just generally “debrief”. It’s what we do.

Don’t forget to post or send your pictures of Farm Fest, tag Five Feline Farm and you will be entered in a drawing for some great prizes! We are active on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and email.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again soon. The Mercantile will be open every Saturday from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM with additional days and times to be announced.

Until next time….

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. If you can’t make it out to the Farm, you can shop online any time in our online Mercantile.


142-Farm Fest and Frost Warning

Farm Fest 2020 is almost here!

On Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, join us at the Farm for fun and unique items. Plus from noon to 3:00, the Luna Halos will be playing music in the crib.

In addition to the great products offered by us, you can shop with Hazel Anne Farm, It’s Metalish, Greg and Lynn Klec, Kathy Olsen, and 4 Little Pumpkins!

This is a great time to start your Christmas shopping.

If you would like to pick up scones on Saturday, don’t forget you must pre-order. Do that through this link: Scones.

Keep an eye on our social media for additional updates through the week: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

See ya there….

Donna, Julia and the Felines

139-Old Time Skills Are In Vogue Again

This year, 2020 has been like no other.

We have operated with a mindset of modern homesteading for a number of years. For us, modern homesteading means to practice as many of the skills of our ancestors as possible while still using modern conveniences.

For example, even though most of the bread we eat is made right here at home, often it is a bread machine doing the work.

Through this pandemic, others are beginning to embrace these same skills. We support their efforts. Their new skills however are impacting our practice of self-sufficiency. There have been waves of flour shortages, yeast shortages, and now it is canning lids and freezer bags.

Now we are reaching into our skill of flexibility and finding work arounds.

In this episode you will also hear us discuss the benefits of our Gert’s Garden Turmeric balm. This is a story of personal experience with this product. If you would like to get your own, you can order online or request when you visit the farm on Fridays.

Gert’s Garden Balm

Thanks for listening.

Until next time…

Donna, Julia and the Felines