Sep 18, 2012

The Fall Fest

Well, I accomplished what I had set out to do this spring.  I had a booth at two festivals this year.  I didn't sell so much, but I was able to give out all of my "farm" cards.

A dear friend, (the blacksmithing lady), made some frames for me to display my wares.  She's a huge pinterest fan and so some credit goes to that site also.

We took the idea and used chicken wire instead of cloth, that country look ya know.  I used clothespins to attach packages of herbs and teas and my aprons.  Sales were mediocre, but the company was great.  I need more inventory so that my stand doesn't look quite so sparse.

I came home exhausted and very sunburnt.

Sep 1, 2012

Minnesota Peaches??

Up here, where -40 is a very normal January temp, fruit is harder to grow.  I get excited every time I get melons from the garden, or plums on the trees.  This year I found a peach tree at the local nursery that is supposed to be good for zone 4.  Well, we're a zone 3, but I thought I'd try it anyways.
Only two peaches, but they sure tasted good.
We spit them both four ways so we could each get a taste. 
Now I need to baby that tree through the winter.  I'm sure hoping that it makes it.
There are also melons getting done in the garden-
And a couple of watermelons that might make it, I hope. 
Next year I hope to add a couple of pear trees to the orchard and maybe another apple tree. 

Have a great weekend.

Beware Zuchinni Hood

He's a distant relative of Robin.  He steals from the zuchinni rich and gives to anyone that is gullible enough to take his goods.  He hits parking lots and unlocked cars.  He leaves young, tender zuchinni on doorsteps and in church foyers.  I have been a victim of this crime on more than one occasion and I thought the warning should be passed along to others.  Last week I was hit again and found this on my doorstep--
A young, innocent zuchinni wrapped in swaddling paper and awaiting my arrival.

The clever Zuchinni Hood tried to disguise this one as a cucumber, but don't fall for it. 
I'm thinking of starting a VODOZ (victims of dropped off zuchinni) group.  But it is only for a short season and the worst of it is over around here.  I hope this helps to warn others.  ;))

Sep 22, 2012

Fall

Fall-my favorite time of year.

Sep 18, 2012

The Fall Fest

Well, I accomplished what I had set out to do this spring.  I had a booth at two festivals this year.  I didn't sell so much, but I was able to give out all of my "farm" cards.

A dear friend, (the blacksmithing lady), made some frames for me to display my wares.  She's a huge pinterest fan and so some credit goes to that site also.

We took the idea and used chicken wire instead of cloth, that country look ya know.  I used clothespins to attach packages of herbs and teas and my aprons.  Sales were mediocre, but the company was great.  I need more inventory so that my stand doesn't look quite so sparse.

I came home exhausted and very sunburnt.

Sep 2, 2012

Zuchinni Hood con't....

'Nuff said.  ;)

Sep 1, 2012

Minnesota Peaches??

Up here, where -40 is a very normal January temp, fruit is harder to grow.  I get excited every time I get melons from the garden, or plums on the trees.  This year I found a peach tree at the local nursery that is supposed to be good for zone 4.  Well, we're a zone 3, but I thought I'd try it anyways.
Only two peaches, but they sure tasted good.
We spit them both four ways so we could each get a taste. 
Now I need to baby that tree through the winter.  I'm sure hoping that it makes it.
There are also melons getting done in the garden-
And a couple of watermelons that might make it, I hope. 
Next year I hope to add a couple of pear trees to the orchard and maybe another apple tree. 

Have a great weekend.

Beware Zuchinni Hood

He's a distant relative of Robin.  He steals from the zuchinni rich and gives to anyone that is gullible enough to take his goods.  He hits parking lots and unlocked cars.  He leaves young, tender zuchinni on doorsteps and in church foyers.  I have been a victim of this crime on more than one occasion and I thought the warning should be passed along to others.  Last week I was hit again and found this on my doorstep--
A young, innocent zuchinni wrapped in swaddling paper and awaiting my arrival.

The clever Zuchinni Hood tried to disguise this one as a cucumber, but don't fall for it. 
I'm thinking of starting a VODOZ (victims of dropped off zuchinni) group.  But it is only for a short season and the worst of it is over around here.  I hope this helps to warn others.  ;))