Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Items on Our Etsy Shop!

Let me introduce you to Bee Wise reusable food wraps, the newest items on our Etsy shop( click here to view). These have been so popular at our local Farmer's market over the summer and fall that we have been unable to keep enough to list online until now.

So... here is how they work: 100% cotton saturated with pure bee's wax softens as it warms from your hands. It becomes pliable and is easily wrapped around leftovers, sandwiches, and etc. 

Once wrapped the wax hardens again and clings very securely! Plus, who wouldn't want to look at these fun and pretty patterns instead of boring ( not to mention wasteful) plastic wrap or foil?

Here is a cool little fact: Bee's wax is naturally antibacterial! And here's another: with proper care these wraps will literally last for over a hundred uses. 

These would make wonderful little stocking stuffers for just about anyone on your list this Christmas. Even the kids will love seeing the fun colors in packed lunches.

Watch for more eco-friendly items coming to our shop very soon! Also we are working on getting some beautiful ironwork jewelry and some new woodwork up on the site in time for the holidays- so check with us often, you don't want to miss something good!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Legend of the Great Sweet Potatoes ( and other fall harvest).

We plowed a new garden spot this spring. Sometimes a new garden is a bit of an "iffy" proposition. The soil is often in need of amending with organic matter and the plot will usually do better after a few years of faithful fertilizing. Well, this plot did OK with most of what we planted. We got some pretty nice tomatoes, some indifferent pumpkins and an alright Mellon crop; but the sweet potatoes! They blew us away! These things broke all the rules and got ginormous! :-) 

We sent one of the sweet potatoes home with a neighbor. She weighed it out of curiosity and it was over six pounds! It wasn't the the biggest of the bunch, either.

 Here we are shaking the dirt of the bunches as we dig them up. As you can see we really got some interesting shapes as well as the huge size.

Sweet potato pie, sweet potato wedges with butter and salt, mashed, diced, it's all good! " Yummy-yum!"

Take a look at the clusters of roots!

Our big helpers. Brother missed out as he was taking a nap. Too bad, he relishes playing in the dirt.

Here we are with some more of the harvest. We had a lot of fun with the heirloom pumpkin and gourds. Esther is holding her pet bantam rooster, Jack. He is the friendliest chicken ever and loves being carried around!

Check out Janet's "little pumpkin"! New baby Morgan is due to arrive in February!