184-Our Mid-Summer Report

Hello again,

It is nearing the end of July as we record this and the garden is in full production. We are eating fresh garden tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant and sweet corn. This is the best time of year for both cook and gardener.

We give a review of using all Janie’s Mill flour in our English Muffins. The simple change in flour makes a world of difference.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming events: September 11 we will have Kwiksilver Karaoke and October 9 will be our 3rd annual Fall Festival. Both will be a lot of fun.

On this episode, we hope you notice a small upgrade in quality with our recording. In our on-going efforts to improve everything we do, we are working on the podcast as well.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Let us know how we can serve you better.

183-The Garden Name Story

Hello again!

As always there is much happening around Five Feline Farm.

On this episode Donna shares more of the story behind her nickname “Gert” and how this foreshadowed her work in the garden.

The Saturday before this episode airs, we hosted Doty and Dexter for some afternoon music in the crib. They are a delight and so much fun. Their music  covers a wide range of styles. If you want to know where they are playing next, check out their website for more information: Doty and Dexter.

Our next special event will be on September 11, 2021 with Kwiksilver Karaoke. Be sure to add that to your calendar.

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Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

182-Groundhog Update and More

Hello again,

We are continuing to wage war on the groundhogs. Our multi-prong approach appears to be working. We have to keep reapplying some of the repellent and move the sonic ground stakes around, but fewer groundhogs are visible.

On July 17, 2021, Doty and Dexter will be playing in the Corn Crib from 1:00PM – 3:00PM. The Mercantile will be open from 12:00PM – 4:00PM. Come out, bring a lawn chair and a friend to enjoy some wonderful music.

As we prepare for special events like this, we are also developing some new products and improving on some of our classics. You will find improved scones, new soap scents and more.

You can find us on your favorite social media or through email.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We do apologize for the recording quality. It is another area we are working to improve but experiencing some technical difficulty along the way.

181-Our Groundhog War

Hello again,

We are at war with Groundhogs. Whistlepigs. Woodchucks. Those are the nice names they are called here at Five Feline Farm. Given their damage to our gardens, a lot of not so nice names prevail.

Since the recording of this podcast, we found an additional breach. In the area they tunneled under the boardwalk, at least one then climbed the garden fence and munched on cucumber leaves. Until we personally witnessed them climbing redbud trees, we thought groundhogs were just that groundhogs. The one that went over the garden fence left behind claw marks and telltale fur.

More fencing, repellent granules, hot pepper and the sonic stakes we reference have been added to that area.

The sonic stakes do appear to be having some positive effect. We will continue to report on that in future episodes.

Make sure you subscribe to one of our social media channels or email to get updates on this war.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

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