144-Fall in Full Swing

We are into late October now and the garden season is changing. Frost and freezing weather forced us to harvest all remaining summer produce, but many other things are in season.

Garlic and perennial onions are now in the ground, persimmons and black walnuts are plentiful.

Our attention is turning to planning for winter and beyond. One thing we are working on how we will share what we have learned about starting our business. If you are interested in beginning your own, let us know. More information will be coming over the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Congratulations to our contest winners!

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

140-Fall Progress

We have been busy as always at the farm, cleaning out areas of the property that need attention. This time we had much appreciated help from a couple of guys who have the equipment to do tasks much faster than we can.

You will also hear an update on the honeybees and what happens when they forage Goldenrod.

The gardening season is coming to an end, at least for producing enough to sell. We will continue to have greens for our own use through most of the winter, but the protected areas are not large enough to go beyond that.

Keep your calendars marked for October 10, 2020 for the 3rd annual Farm Fest. It will be a bit smaller scale this year than originally planned but we are moving forward. You will hear more about this on the next episode.

Until next time….see ya.

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