151-The BEEk Balm© Story

What a difference a week makes!

Thank you to everyone who sent encouragement, positive thoughts and product orders. Our “Small Business Saturday” stretched into the entire week making it the best week ever.

We have been hinting at sharing the story of how BEEk Balm© originated and how we came up with this unusual name. Your wait is over! The story is in this podcast.

In addition, you will hear more about our popular Gert’s Garden Exfoliating soap made with colloidal oats. These beautiful soaps are flying off our shelves. There is still time to order in time for Christmas.

So sit back and listen as we share about Five Feline Farm.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We will be open for pickup and delivery two more weekends this year. Check our social media feeds (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for more info. Or make sure you are subscribed to our email list. You will get a free ebook just for signing up.



150-A Milestone Episode

Celebrate with us on the occasion of our 150th episode of Farm Chatter. We even give ourselves a little cowbell!

When we first started a podcast, we had no idea we would be able to sustain it for this long. Yet here we are. You, our listeners have heard us explain what we do, why we do it, how our weeks have gone, and sometimes ask for help. We deeply appreciate each and every one of you.

This episode will post on Cyber Monday, which is projected to be one of the biggest online shopping days ever.

Our Mercantile is open online and from now until December 19, 2020, you can take advantage of expanded shipping and pick up options.

FREE SHIPPING in the United States with no minimum.

Pick up at the Farm is now available Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. (Make sure to pick your day at time at checkout.)

We would also like to give an extra shoutout for those customers, friends and family members who offered support, suggestions and encouragement when we reached out this past week. The pandemic fatigue is real and sometimes discouragement can take a toll. We resolve to power through and continually improve this modern homestead we call home.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Please share our social media posts when you can. Some of those sites seem to be slowing down their distribution of our posts. We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Thanks again.

149-Refreshed and Renewed

This episode is packed with news.

We share our new vision for “courses”, which really won’t be courses at all, at least in the traditional sense. In coming to this decision, we discovered how we had been making assumptions and not using our respective strengths to the fullest.

If you are interested in learning from us, please take this brief, two question survey to help us build exactly what you need.

Don’t forget to shop small businesses on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. (We even have an on line store with free shipping when you spend over $5.00.) You can get all of our soothing balms and cleansing soaps through the Mercantile.

One of our products we mentioned specifically on this episode is Beek Balm, our original beeswax based product. It is our answer to commercially popular lip balms that have too many ingredients to fit on their label. Ours are simple: beeswax, sweet almond oil, vitamin E oil and a natural flavoring. The flagship flavor is Honey from our own hives. We also offer Spearmint, Hint-O-Mint, and Peppermint. These are great stocking stuffers!

Get your Beek balm today and be part of the Five Feline Farm story.

Thank you everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Here are all the ways to stay in touch: email list, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you haven’t already signed up for information on the lessons we will offer beginning in January, you can do that here.


148-Things We Learned This Week

As small business owners we are continually learning how to improve.

Some of the things we are learning currently:

-Facebook is not a platform we can rely on to advertise and promote our products.

-Building and sharing our Spotify playlist

-new formats to reach out to friends, fans and customers

You heard us talk about the English Muffin club-if you are in the Charleston, IL area or will be and you are a lover of English Muffins, join the Muffin Club. (All you have to do is click that link.) You will get advance notice when we are baking.

Gift packs are back!

We can pre-package our products to make your shopping easy. Select your own contents or choose a Gert’s Gift 2 Go© bag. Plus, you can ask us to ship or deliver your selection for you.

Our online Mercantile is always open for business! Let us know how we can serve you.

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. If you are not already on our mailing list, you can sign up here: The_Mews.