Come visit us at the Connecticut Country Store!

Come visit us at the Connecticut Country Store!
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

New artists have joined us!

We are really excited about all the new unique and wonderful pieces we have to offer at the Connecticut Country Store!  And LOTS more plants and varieties!  We are working our tails off  and looking forward to showing off on April 2!  Come and join us and see the Circle K Farm animals free petting zoo!
Check out this awesome Easter Beach Bag!

Your kids can customize these tote bags with some crayons and imagination!  Machine washable!

These summer dresses are the cutest - all hand made!  Custom orders available!

What is more awesome than mother/daughter aprons!?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring has sprung on our little hobby farm!

By the time we got home from the store tonight the sun was long gone and the chilled air made my fingers ache. I walked down the road on the farm towards the goat barn and the ground pulled at my boots. You could smell the wet earth in the air and it made me smile. Spring is finally coming after a hard and long winter.

By the time I got to the pen the goats are yelling up a storm and climbing up the fence, they know I am late with dinner and they will not let that pass! I quickly throw the grain in the trough once I get through their greetings. As they quietly munch on their grain I unhook their door, fill their hay bin, and clean and fill their water. Once their bellies are full they are pleasant and nudge my hand for petting; stretching their heads high in the air for me. They are how I get through rough days in the office or sad events in my life. They try to follow me back out of their barn as I leave and I say goodnight.

Back at the house I visit the bunnies in the basement and change their litter and fill their food and give them treats and fresh water. They are a little out of sorts since all the plants moved in – around 18,000 plugs to start and more on the way in a few weeks. People are planting all day down there and they miss out on their normal sleep time. That and I forgot to dry apples last night for them. They throw apple sticks and toys at me in frustration. I pet them and they settle down, but I better not forget again.

Upstairs in the kitchen John is making pasta salad and veggie burgers with feta for dinner – a nice summery meal in celebration of the warm weather to come. The dogs and cat have been fed and it is quiet except for my fingers on the keyboard and the cutting of the celery.

This has been a good day. Be well.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Wow! OK, we are moving out of hibernation and running with the warm weather! 18,000 plugs and rooted cuttings to replant, the store to refill, the momentum has begun! John has done some awesome work to pretty up the greenhouse and the store, mom and I have been making fun stuff to display, our artists are hard at work and the farmers are shaking off the long winter. We will be re-opening April 2nd!!!! We can't wait to see everyone again and show off our wonderful plants, each hand dipped in Quantum growth and gently replanted into inviting soil. You don't need a green thumb, you need Connecticut Country Store plants - the key to success!

Silky and Cochin Hut 2011

Guineas in their new flight cage!

Easy Bantam Nesting Boxes

Easy Homemade Bread!