Thursday, April 29, 2010
As I type it is hailing and raining sideways at the same time! So why does our blog say "Summer Scents"? Am I just dreaming of warm sun and cute flip flops? You bet I am cause otherwise this wet, cold spring in the Pacific Northwest could make a person crazy. Luckily we just got in the most lovely line of Eau de Parfum, lotion and bubble bath to direct our thoughts to that warm summer day. It is Lollia and you have got to come smell the light, clean scents. The scents tell it all - Imagine, Wish or Relax. Beautiful packaging - impeccable ingredients. You have to have one of these summer scents... come smell and enjoy. And rain, rain go away!!
Monday, April 26, 2010
Red: Jersey Giant, Beefsteak, Millionaire, Kentucky Beefsteak, Early Girl, Silvery Fir Tree, Seattle's Best of All, Oregon Spring, Super Marazano, Siletz, John Baer, Manitoba, Peron Sprayless, Tessaloniki, Fantastic, Arkansas Traveler, Ropreco Paste, Celebrity, Roma, Santiam, Double Rich, Hungarian Heart, Legend, Windowbox Roma, Burbank Slicer, Sweet Million (cherry)
Pink: Mortgage Lifter, Brandywine, Caspian Pink, Italian Heirloom, Old Italian, German Pink, German Queen, Zapotec Pleated, German Johnson, Mavritanskite
Yellow: Moonglow, Taxi, SunSugar (cherry), SunGold (cherry), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Gold Medal, Huge Lemon Oxheart, Yellow Mortgage Lifter.
Purple: Pruden's Purple, Cherokee Purple, Micado Violettor
Orange: Caro Rich
Yellow/Orange: Pineapple, Hillbilly (taste test winner at Gathering of Gardeners 2009)
Green: Aunt Ruby's German Green (taste test winner at Hannible Mo farmer's market)
White: White Oxheart
Black: Japanese Trifele Black, Black Krim, Black Cherry, Black from Tula
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Saturday May 8 from 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Come learn gardening techniques that will assure a sustainable harvest for you and your family. Natural products and organic methods will be taught by Dale Smith and Emily Rinck from The Green Earth Farm. The emphasis will be on tomatoes, as they grow over 50 different varieties but will also cover soil preparation, plants and watering, fertilizers, pests, and diseases. Bring a pen and all your gardening questions. The class is free!
(the above picture is of Hillbilly, the 2009 taste test winner at the Gathering of Gardeners, which will be one of the many different varieties available for your gardens!)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Today I want to share a sweet story that a good customer told me yesterday as she purchased some flowers and herbs. She had helped raise her granddaughter who is now 24 and has moved away. She told me of all of her wonderful memories of teaching her little granddaughter to garden and how much closer they became out in that garden. She said she would always remember looking up to see the little yellow boots that her granddaughter insisted on wearing as she gardened with grandma. So she went out and bought a pair of kids yellow boots and was going home to fill them with cement and place them in her garden as a reminder of the days that they gardened together. How sweet is that. So make your garden as personal as you can this year too. Gardens are a true place of refuge from some pretty stressful times.... Happy gardening!
Friday, April 16, 2010
Our new order of chicks are here! Here is what's new:
25 Production Red Pullets
25 Cornish Rock St. Run
25 Buff Orpington Pullets
25 Salmon Faverolle Pullets (above picture)
25 Gold Wyandotte Pullets
25 White Crested Black Polish St. Run
10 Khaki Campbell Duck St. Run
10 Black and White Magpie Duck St. Run
10 Rouen Duck St. Run
10 Fawn and White Runner Duck St. Run
Salmon Faverolles (pictured above)- originated in France, mainly for production of winter eggs and heavy table poultry though now they are a rare variety mainly kept for exhibition and display. An odd fact, each bird has five toes on each foot. The striking difference in male and female plumage patterns makes this variety a very interesting and challenging breeding project. They are one of only a few standard breeds that lay cream-colored or tinted eggs that are produced when brown and white egg breeds are crossed.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We live in a much smaller world these days. By that I mean we can easily access so much more than we could even just a few years ago. And we now have Fair Trade companies that pay a fair wage. It may make the product cost a little more but you and I know it is the right thing to do . So pictured above is our new line of Bolga Baskets made from Kinkanhe grass in Ghana, West Africa all handmade by a member of the Fra-Fra tribe. Take them on a picnic, use them at the Farmers Market or store your knitting in one. By buying this basket you will help a family in Ghana build a better tomorrow! $14.00 to $36.00!
Friday, April 9, 2010
for indoor or outdoor use. They come in white, blue or green. I can see them under a glass cloche on the dining room table for some lovely mood lighting without the worry of a candle. Or put one where you sit outside in the evenings. Charming and only $14.00. It is hard to show the nice light they emit - so come see....
Monday, April 5, 2010
BUTTER - With a name like that you know it has to be good. We just got in handmade marshmallows made by Rosie Daykin, her Mum and her brother Ray in Vancouver, BC. The