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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The last day in March!

John and Susan worked on replanting and planting seed today with a steady flow of customers to meet.  I'm working on inventory and paperwork and putting all of our vendors together.  We have more ordering to do and some work to get ready for the weekend.  We will be open Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-5, and Sunday 10-2 for Easter gifts/cards/flowers!  Monday I will go to pick up Willow and Violet with my niece Sedona who is driving up here with her mom and brother from Carolina.  I am so excited to see my sister and Sedona and Aidan - yeah!  It will be so much fun to go get the bunnies with them!

My plan is to go to bed early tonight and try to make up for lost sleep.  Wish me luck!  Be well!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Come on in and relax!

Listen to Michelle Colletti's CD, hangout in the greenhouse and listen to the birds chirp, enjoy our farmers goods in the back sitting area, and enjoy visiting the gift shop filled with 24 different LOCAL artists!

Come join us!


These are chicken condos designed and built by Tad McKinney - stand by for some remarkable pieces by Tad! This chickondo will come with 5 young chicks raised for you by Tad. If you are looking for an awesome chicken condo that can be moved easily throughout your yard while the chickens mow and fertilize for you, a chicken condo that gives you easy access to fresh eggs, a chickondo that looks nice and is easy to maintain, a chickondo that has a window for the kids to observe thier pets! Than you will find it here. Coming soon:!

The plugs have arrived!!!!

Tomatoes and peppers and lettuce and broccolli and squash and zucchini and watermelon and melon and LOTS MORE!!!  Here are John and Susan working hard.  I will come back tonight to work after I get out of my dress-up work clothes and have some dinner!

Monday, March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010

Tonight we planted seeds and got flats ready for the plugs arriving tomorrow - over 4000 vegetable plants will be added by tomorrow night plus several hundred seed plantings. Tonight I did 8 flats of Crimson Sweet Watermelon, John did herbs, and Susan filled flat after flat with soil in preparation for tomorrow. Thank goodness sister Carrie is on her way up from Carolina next week to help with our Aidan and Sedona!  Sedona will also help me pick up and care for Willow and Violet - our 2 angora bunnies who will be just ready to adopt!  This past weekend for the grand opening I was able to temporarily care for a friends bunnies so i could have them at the grand opening - since Willow and Violet were a little later on the arrival than I anticipated.  I had no idea bunnies had such personalities!  What a sweet couple of bunnies they were, little lop ears.  Now I'm even more excited to meet my own little girls!  I know they will be a lot of work to care for but I can't wait to get started!  Be well!

Sunday, March 28, 2010


No pictures today, sorry, I was so busy I forgot!  My sister helped me with my quickbooks and my inventory counts, Chase and Susan counted inventory to ensure we got it all right!  Helen and Denny helped out with the food and coffee!  And my mom and dad picked up more flowers for us in the morning because we sold out Saturday!  Tomorrow it is back to my FT job for me with some errands for inventory in the evening!  Thank you all soooo much for your support, you are what made this weekend a blast!  Be well!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The grand opening was a great success!

Here are some pictures my dad took for us, the grand opening was a great success - thank you to all who came to show your support!  Thank you for all of are partnering artists and farmers and to our friends and family who help put this all together!


Well, today is the big day - YEAH!!!!!

This is it!

Well, I'm going to try to get some shut eye before the BIG DAY!  We are so excited and everything looks wonderful.  The Easter plants are beautiful!  See you in the morning!  Be well!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

One work day left!!!!

One work day left until the grand opening. Everything is looking wonderful, we are so proud. I think people will be surprised at what we've done in there. The best part of this whole adventure is all the fantastic artists we've met and the incredibly hard working and kind and generous farmers we've met!  And they are all right here, in our little state, incredible people everywhere, doing there own thing and doing it well!

Here are some pictures of landscaping getting done by Helen, the roof lifting, Chase working on our back garden, and Sarah's Satchels all in a row!

Silky and Cochin Hut 2011

Guineas in their new flight cage!

Easy Bantam Nesting Boxes

Easy Homemade Bread!