Tag Archives: open farm

Scavenger Hunt Open House

23 Apr

My town is an amazing small town!

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Not only do I love that you have a farm just inside the city limits (or more than one), but they are super supportive of my farm just south of the town.

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I do appreciate all of their support, and I hope they like the products and services that I provide.

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Last weekend, I started milking half of Clover. Really.  She lost her buckling, and her doe will still only suck from one side, so I’m milking the other one out.  She’s figured out this is the entrance to the new milk room.

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In these two glass jars is one day’s worth of milking one side of her out.  I think that’s pretty good!

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I am using this milk to make homemade goat’s milk lotion (and freezing some for more soap) to sell.

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I’m really excited about making lotion, and I’ll have more new items coming to my soap room.  I’m going to do another open farm this coming Saturday.

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Hopefully, I stay healthy and feel like it’s a good idea to promote it a bit more this time.  Hopefully, I can do this every weekend once I’m done teaching for the summer.

If you want, there’s still time to join in Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday (items in bold), Weekend Reflections, and The Barn Collective.

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Friday’s Hunt v1.16

15 Apr

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week sixteen!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with Q, Week’s Favorite, and at rest.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with P:  Honestly, I’ve been sick off and on all week.  I didn’t find a letter P anywhere around my farm.  Today, I finally got out of bed without a headache (yea!) and frantically went in search of my items for today’s version of Friday’s Hunt.

I have popcorn that we grew and are bagging up.  I’m hosting an open farm tomorrow for people to come see my soap room and take advantage of clearance items and see what’s coming for the future!

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I did manage to do some more candles this week. Here is a pink one–cherry blossom.  I think I’m about as ready for my open farm as I can be.

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I also saw my pink magnolia has some flowers open.  I’m not sure how many we’ll have because of the freezes we’ve had in the last week.  Many of the petals have already turned brown because of the freeze.

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Week’s Favorite:  This one is SOOC.  I just wish it hadn’t blown half out of the image.

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In motion:  In Iowa, it’s not uncommon to have to use sports mode on the camera for outdoors macro shots.  It’s still windy.  Very windy.

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Often, I have to hold onto my subject and try to crop myself out (thank goodness for the popularity of macro shots.

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In case the wind blowing the flowers isn’t good enough for in motion, here’s a robin I caught in flight.

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Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing today’s post with Random 5 Friday, Willy Nilly Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, Today’s Flowers, and SOOC Sunday.