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I am impressed how much gratitude and thanksgiving are emphasized in the Good Book. It seems that God knows it really does do us good to acknowledge the good and the right. It is one reason why I like real farm goodness. It isn't something we say, it is something I believe in. Each day I grow to appreciate new knowledge about just how good food can be. Amazed at not only seeing awe and wonder but tasting them. Like old friends introducing me to something new the richness of life adds more layers of gratitude.
Oh yeah... I am suppose to tell you that the market will close at 1pm on Wednesday. So be sure and pick up your orders by noon. Do have a Happy Thanksgiving!
We have just made apple cider. We also managed to save some crops from the cold weather last weekend. There is organic eggplant, organic peppers, mushrooms, beans and green tomatoes. Now is the time to place orders with the bakery for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
There are some slots open for night time hay rides this Friday and Saturday night. There is a $80 minimum but a group of 9 people can easily cover the cost. See details on the website under the experience section.
The pumpkin patch will be open from 10 AM to 1:30 PM Saturday. Most likely it will not go past 1:30 so try to come early. Stock Pig Racing will be on a rough schedule most likely close to 8, 10, 11, 12, 1 PM and 2 PM. The barnyard will be open those hours as well.
The Garden Center has a good selection of pansy and other fall flowers. Lots of fall decor items.
The bakery is now making pumpkin rolls and has has added some fall themed desserts for the young at heart.
The Produce market has some really good chestnuts. Take advantage of these pleasant nights and roast some chestnuts on a fire or grill. Some good butternut and other winter squash and really nice beans and peas. The shiitake mushrooms produce in waves. This weekend looks good for another wave of mushrooms. Maybe this will help you plan you weekend? We still have some spots open for a group night time hay ride?
Pumpkin Day is this Saturday, Oct,18. From 9:30 to 4:30. For more details see "the experience" section in the website and go to Event days.
We have a busy week. We are setting out strawberry plants and because of he hot drier weather it means they will demand much more attention than normal.
Now is the time for chestnuts, shiitake mushrooms, some really nice beans & peas, lots of peppers and eggplants.
The Bakery is now making pumpkin rolls! It is not too early to plan some of your meals for various gatherings during the Fall /holiday season.
The Garden Center has lots of fall decor items and fall plants.
Thanks to all who came and helped make this Farm day a pleasant one. If you missed it please mark your calendar because this event day is consistently on the first Saturday of October. There are many very gracious people who come and share substantive experiences. Lots of surprises as Wayne Skipper and Lavon Hucks did a great job of picking and singing as they watched over the cane mill operations. Another surprise came on the race track from the number 5 Jeremiah . He pulled away from the pack to earn 75 points with Martha number 3 getting 63 points. The rest of the pack was very , very close. The pigs are sleeping good tonight and I imagine some kids may be too.
Nest Saturday we will have the Pumpkin Patch open and Stock Pig Racing will continue. Then October 18 is Pumpkin Day.
Our shitake mushrooms have begun to emerge. Shitakes are known to be a champion among helathy foods. You can freeze shitakes to keep a supply on hand. Look for them at the farm market or with Sarah at the farmer's market in Myrtle Beach.
Thinking of healthy, the grape juice is another good healthy choice as well.