157-Gardening Begins in January

Did you know the gardening season begins in January, even when it is snowing?

It does here at Five Feline Farm!

This episode is chock full of what we have accomplished in the past week. We are recording video of each step and will release that in Five Feline Farm School within a couple of weeks. If you are not already on the list to get course related information in your inbox, you can sign up here. You can also participate in our very brief survey to let us know the types of information you are most interested in. (Don’t worry, we have your answers recorded if you have already completed the survey.)

We also discuss the new potting shed we have on order. One question we answer in this conversation is how we made the decision to order a pre-made one instead of building our own.

You will hear us referencing Larry at Thompson’s Sales in Mattoon, IL. If you are in need of a portable building and within driving distance, please check him out.

One last thing–if you have somehow stumbled on this podcast episode and are not already on our email list, we have a free downloadable ebook for you: Wisdom From the Bees. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for allowing us into your inbox.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Don’t forget to check out our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

155-2021 Projects

Hello and welcome to our first podcast of 2021.

Here at Five Feline Farm, we are excited about the possibilities this year. We have a lot of plans, ideas, goals and projects. Some of these you will see or hear about very soon and others will take longer to execute.

If you have questions for us or suggestions, please drop us an email or contact us through social media. We love to hear from you!

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

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