Fall officially arrives and it brings more seed saving, bed prep for fall plantings of garlic, tulips, daffodils, and peonies, and cold mornings filled with valley mist.
This Friday is the last regular season market in Troy and there won't be any apple pressing but there will be great local products and produce from all your fav vendors and new ones to discover! There is so much to see it starts an hour early at 2pm and goes until the normal 630pm. So even if you can't make apple juice you can probably still find some apples!
There are also only three more Libby markets left, so be sure to get your winter squash, extra veg, and other stuff now! But don't fear about missing out on eggs and micros since I keep those coming all year long! Friday, October 16th will be the first pop up/drop off of eggs, micros, and any dried flowers or crafts you may want. You can still order online for pickup or stop by during my drop off time to play your luck at getting just what you want!
The Flower Crowns (featuring braided willow and dried Helipterum) are shown delightfully, if a little confusedly, by an extremely cute model.
And a bounty of dried Statice, Strawflower, Poppy Pods, Bunny Tail Grass, Chinese Lanterns, and more, means the arrival of the first dried bouquets. If kept out of direct sun, they won't fade, wilt, or need any water. Just place in any dry vase, glass, or container that you like and enjoy!
There will be mixed color options and more tonal ones available!
No promises that they won't become filled with dust or spider webs over time, but you can think of it as another manner of bringing the outside in and providing a tiny indoor habitat to our household friends! :D
Last week you may have seen the first Dragon's Balm! Now for it's official introduction... Growing up I would help my Dad (an Acupuncturist and Herbalist) collect herbs around our house and in the woods and soak them in oils. Then he would blend those infused oils with beeswax, and voila!, we had the 'ointment'. We never called it anything else but it was always around. Got a bee sting. Ointment. Burn. Ointment. Bruise. Ointment. Scrape or cut. You get the drift. Since I've been growing and wildcrafting the herbs that we use to infuse the oil with, I thought I should share it with you all, and the ointment got a little re-branding and a new life as Dragon's Balm!
Still the same great stuff I've used since I was a little whipper snapper climbing trees and scraping knees and I still use it even it it's more scrapes from hauling firewood and bruises from wrangling tractors. It is now available for pickup on the website along with the eggs, veg, and flowers but in a few weeks it will be available to ship straight to your door!
Hella found an odd and very skinny and very squirmy creature to 'play' with. Luckily for the worm, she got bored quick. Unluckily, the hens came by soon after. Kinda an 'out of the frying pan...' situation!
What's available this week?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.