Friday, May 23, 2014

Arts and Ag tour, come and see!

Today was the first day of the Hickman county arts and ag tour and we had a great time demonstrating and hanging out at New Eden Farm. Ember is enjoying a rest on the shady farm house porch.

Here Dustin is forging one of the rods for a cooking  tri-pod.

Here is a sampling of some of the goods we have for sale today and tomorrow(Sat.)

Also at New Eden Farms ( stop no. 16 ), you'll find home made preserves, baked goods, wonderful smelling hand crafted soaps, and pasture-raised pork and chickens for sale.

Below are some of the little friends the girls made today:-) They had such a great time and we are looking forward to an even better day tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Regency Dress

Janet sewed this dress on  her treadle powered sewing machine. Some of the detailing is hand sewn for more authenticity .

It is 100% cotton, an authentic green stripe print.Size small/med. Janet is 5ft 6in.and this dress is perfect length for her, but it could easily be taken up for someone shorter or one of the tucks on the skirt be let out for a taller person.

The back closes with two draw strings, one at the neck and one at the waist.

Detail of crocheted lace at the slightly puffed sleeve. Dress is for sale for $200. This dress is perfect for reenacters , history buffs, and any one who wants to know what it felt like to be a woman in Jane Austin's day!

This chemise , like the dress above is also correct for the early 1800's. Janet is wearing it under the dress in the pictures above. Chemises like this one were standard under garments at the time.

100%cotton. All seams are flat felled(French seams) for extra comfort and durability . Draw string neckline. $60.00. call 1870-283-4002 for more info.on either garment.

One of Janet's hand painted signs . No one says it better than Jane! $16.00.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


We were excited about our first plowing this year. The soil looks great,Lord willing it will be a wonderful garden soon

Dustin wouldn't be caught dead without one his hats doing something like this:-)

Getting ready...

And they're off !

Logan and Lincoln,or, "The Big Boys".

Good dirt.

"Hello, Dustin!"

Before you know it they'll be cultivating between rows of beans and tomatoes :-) .

Monday, May 12, 2014

An upcoming event

We will be at the Arts and Ag tour on memorial day weekend and we are getting very excited! This is a self guided tour through Hickman county featuring  farms, artists, and music over the weekend.

You can pick up a map and pamphlet telling all about the event at Wild Duck Soup Emporium on the square in Centerville, or check out the web site above.

Dustin will be doing blacksmithing demonstrations at New Eden Farm.

Many of our ironwork products, like these pictured, will be for sale as well.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Planting

The girls were having a great time helping to get this bed ready for planting chard.

The worms passively tilled this bed under a thick layer of leaves all winter. You could just dig your fingers at least 6 inches in with no tilling!

Soil from under an old hay bale made the dirt even richer.


"I want some seeds!"

Here are the seeds, about two weeks later. Top is rainbow chard, bottom is lettuce.

New Buggy.

Here are some of those promised pictures of our new buggy.

The whole family had fun getting it cleaned up.

 Dustin is getting buggy harness ready to use for one of the horses.We can't wait to take this baby for a spin!