189-Interview with a Vegan Replay

Hello from Five Feline Farm!

As you can imagine, even though there is always much to be done on the farm, there are also times when a break is in order.

To this end the Mercantile will be closed on Labor Day weekend. And this podcast is a replay of a previous interview with our friends Michael and Beth Gillespie. We really enjoyed recording the episode and hearing it again ourselves.

The Mercantile will re-open on Friday, September 10, 2021 and Saturday, September 11, 2021 we will host Kwiksilver Karaoke for music in the crib. Come out and enjoy.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

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.

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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180-Bounty on a Small Farm

Five Feline Farm is small in the world of farms. We have five and a half acres but we try to take advantage of everything this land provides.

Right now, in late June the gardens are producing a lot of good food. Green beans, peppers, carrots, and eggplant to name a few. But we also have wild,  native food to gather.

Black raspberries are one of those native wild berries that are delicious. Full of seeds and nutrition, we use these in pies, jams and now vinegars. The blackberries will be next in the wild harvest. The black walnut trees are loaded with nuts this year.

On this episode we talk about all of those things and more.

Until next time,

Donna, Julia and the Felines

P.S. Don’t forget we are closed on the 4th of July holiday weekend. You can still follow our social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and email (sign up here) during this time.