Friday, October 30, 2009

Shop Update

Come scare away the chills with a visit to Morningstar Tea Room in Salisbury and then our cozy shop, where you’ll find these treats:
~ 40% off everything in the Halloween area!
~ Storewide “Nuts About You” sale: Everything with an acorn sticker on the tag,
30% off!
~ Holiday Marketplace: Friday, the 13th of Nov: your lucky day! 
The ‘Elves’ asked us to shut off ½ the shop for them to do their work. Then, Nov 13 & 14, we will open the doors & usher in the Christmas season, along with Petersburg-area shops.
~ We still love to celebrate Thanksgiving though, so don’t worry if you need
something for your table or a hostess gift!

Keep dry!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

More From Last Week's Hayride

Once you've eaten your fill at the bonfire and had a ride on the wagon, be sure to browse in the shop for a while.   Thanks to Darrell and his group for sharing their hayride experience on the blog!

Field Trip

This group had perfect evening weather for their bonfire and hayride.  Mild temps, no wind, clear sky, with just a sliver of moon. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Saturday Night at The Farm

The Menu

Darrell Watson has been organizing an annual bonfire for his friends at Parkway and Lakeside Churches of Christ for the last TEN years!   Wow!  It was great to welcome them back again this year.

Darrell shared his recipe for spiced apple cider with us--
1/2 gallon of apple juice and 1/2 gallon of apple cider
1/2 c brown sugar
1 sliced orange and 1 sliced lemon
A scoop each of whole allspice, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and cloves  (He gets all his spices from The Farm's pantry, of course!) 
Everything went into an enamel pitcher that was placed in the bonfire to steep. The smell was heavenly!
Also on the menu--hot dogs with chili (which was also simmering away in the fire) and of course, s'mores!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hayride Season

This hayride season has been especially busy.  Since we didn't like saying, "sorry, we're booked",  Eric built a second fire ring just outside the back gardens.  Now we can say yes twice as often!     It's a beautiful place to gather around the fire and spend some time with the people in your life. . .  Stay tuned for more bonfire pictures this week!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Make it a Farm Day!

You know what goes really well with a visit to The Farm?  The Morningstar Tea Room!  That good broccoli salad they make, soup of the day. . . Try to save room for their yummy carrot cake too, or take some home
to enjoy later :-) 
Aren't the leaves beautiful this year?  A drive out into the country for sightseeing, shopping and dining  is a great way to spend an afternoon.   We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More Rain on the Way

Okay, so the sunshine didn't stick around very long.  But inside, it's nice and cozy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Sun is Shining!

After all these dreary rainy days, it's so nice to have the sunshine back.  Hope everybody gets a chance to get outside and enjoy it this week!  Here's a shot of the burning bush that's in the Bible garden.  It's magnificent this year. . .

Thursday, October 15, 2009

From The Kitchen

One of The Farm's favorites soups, perfect for a chilly fall day!

Taco Soup by Liz's Friend

--1 pound ground beef, browned
--1 can black beans, including liquid
--1 can corn, drained
--1 can diced tomatoes
--1 pkg taco seasoning (dry mix)
--1 pkg hidden valley ranch dip (dry mix)
--3 cans water

Mix all together and heat throughly.  Garnish with sour cream, shredded cheese and taco chips (we like scoopers the best). 

Farm Gals

Here's a couple of shots taken during our fall openhouse.  We had a great time and were so glad to see everybody who came out to visit us.            Sue, Cheryl, and Gail
                          and here's Barb!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Freeze Warning

Look at this beautiful crop of globe amaranth!  It was harvested today since we'll be getting that big freeze tonight.   And we hear that Gail has  been climbing  on top of the chicken coop to get the very best cuttings of bittersweet.  Now where was the camera when she was doing that?!?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We Have A Winner!

For those who switched from snail mail to e-mail this past weekend, we had a drawing for a $20 gift certificate.

Congratulations to Pat Heetel of Petersburg! 

We're very grateful  when you go 'green' & change to e-mail.   It helps the environment by saving resources and saves on postage too!  Your info is kept private--we don't share it with anyone.  And e-folks get occasional 'kudos' not offered elsewhere!

Be sure to let us know if your address changes.  We don't want you to miss out on the latest news from The Farm! 

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Fall Openhouse Scenes

 Lots of fun food to sample, absolutely beautiful decorated pumpkins, and such nice  folks all at The Farm on this great fall day.  Thanks to everybody for coming out to see us!  And just in case  you weren't able to make it today, you've still got another chance to enjoy the celebration as the openhouse continues on  Sunday afternoon.