170-Landscaping at the Mercantile

Welcome to our milestone episode #170.

This week we share our progress in landscaping around the new sidewalk from the driveway to the Mercantile building. We have been busy!

You will also hear a new feature: a garden tip and a kitchen tip near the end of the episode. This week we talk about using Irish Spring soap as a deer deterrent around new trees and how to use spring garlic in cooking.

The Mercantile is now regularly open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 4:00 PM each day. If you would like to order English Muffins to pick up on April 23 or 24, 2021 you can click here (while supplies last).

We also have a limited supply of heirloom tomato and basil plants as well as perennial pampas grass, lamb’s ear and mint. Fresh vegetables will be available in season.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines


167-Noodles, Gardening and More

Spring is a busy time at Five Feline Farm.

The Mercantile is open on Friday and Saturday from noon to 4:00 PM. We discuss on this episode how that simple change in hours helped our stress level. Sometimes it is just the little things that make a difference.

In addition to the change in hours, we talked about how we each need to do something productive in between customers. Many days there is a constant steady stream of customers at the Mercantile, but some days we have time in between. We are working on ways to fill that time. Typically Donna goes to the garden and Julia writes.

Next week we will have a special guest interview that we have been looking forward to for awhile. We are sure you will enjoy hearing from our friend about her new enterprise.

Watch our social media, website and email for updated information about the Farm.

As a reminder, we will be closed on Easter weekend.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Only 3 days left to get the garden course at only $19.


166-Season Opener at the Mercantile

On today’s episode we review our Mercantile season opening; the successes and challenges. As always, we learned and are making a few changes.

One of the lessons learned is to make our opening hours more consistent. To that end we have changed our hours to 12:00 PM (noon) to 4:00 PM both Friday and Saturday. That should make it easier for both our customers and us.

In spite of that, we had a wonderful opening weekend. Thank you to everyone who came out and visited.

As we also noted during this episode, if you are interested in learning how we garden and grow produce here at Five Feline Farm, there are still a few days to enroll at the low introductory price of $19. On April 1, 2021 the price will increase. We continue to add lessons as the season progresses. You will have lifetime access to everything we add. You can get in now by following the link below:

Gardening the Five Feline Farm Way

Thank you for joining us. If you have any questions, you can email us, call, text or reach out on social media. (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

165-The Mercantile is Opening

It’s that time of year!

We are excited to start our on-farm Mercantile season. Beginning Friday, March 19 2021, the Mercantile will be open on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and Saturdays from 12:00 PM (noon) until 4:00 PM. More hours and deliveries will be added.

You can order ahead through our online store and choose to pick up at the Farm.

Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts and share if you can. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Thank you for listening,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. We can now text from our business line. Let us know how we can serve you.