Friday, December 31, 2010


Happy New Year from The Farm!

Guest House Opening 2011
A New Year already . . .  Seed catalogs in the mailbox. . . An extra minute or two of daylight every week. . . We're hoping that spring comes as quickly as the old year flew by.  Wishing all our visitors blessings and happiness for  2011!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

And a New Greeting

Merry Merry  from all of us at The Farm.  
May your Christmas be filled with love and blessings.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Vintage Greeting

This vintage postcard, found in one of our local antique malls,  says Merry Christmas even after all these years.  It's dated 1923.  Does anybody know of a  Miss Bertha McElroy of Hillsboro?

The message reads:  "We are all well.  Hoping you are the same.  Did you get my last letter?  Why don't you write?  Have been looking everyday for a letter.  Wish I could be at your house for Xmas dinner.  Minnie D"  Don't you know Minnie would have  LoVeD  facebook?!?

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Lots of deals & steals today as we close down the shop and take a break for the winter.  Thanks so much to each of you--our visitors, our friends--who have helped make this 2010 season one of the best ever.  As Gail said in the television interview, we look forward to going to work everyday :)

Have a great weekend-before-Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Farm on TV!

Have ya seen Channel 20's Sunrise On The Farm series?  It's a regular Friday feature, spotlighting a local ag-related business.  And this week, they came out to visit us at The Farm

We have to admit, we're not usually glued to the television at 5:45 am on Friday mornings, but we will be tomorrow! 

Pretty exciting when  TV people show up with their cameras and want to know more about The Farm.  Thanks, Channel 20!  Come back anytime :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Progressive Sale

Countdown to ClosingHouse:
Each day, a new category is added!

Dec 8  all wreaths, swags, arrangements 25% off
Dec 9  :all cookbooks 25% off
Dec 10  all candles 25% off
Dec 11 all ornaments 50% off
Dec 14 all Santas & snowmen 50% off
Dec 15 all bundles & stems 50% off
Dec 16 all scented & fireplace pinecones 50% off
Dec 17 all cooking herbs & Halladay's mixes 50% off
Dec 18 all remaining Christmas items 50% off

Monday, December 6, 2010

OpenHouse Report

Thanks so much to all of you who stopped by to see us Saturday!  We hope you had as much fun as we did.   One of the big hits was the cinnamon pretzels.  Here's the recipe:

1 lb bag mini pretzel twists, 2/3 cup veg oil, 
1/2 cup sugar, and 2 tsp. cinnamon.  
Combine well & spread in a large roasting pan.  
Bake 300 degrees for 30 min, stirring 1/2 way through.  
Spread on wax paper to cool. 
Another big hit was the Instant Snow.  Every demonstration was met with squeals of delight!   It's a great new, non-toxic, reusable product that looks and feels just like snow.  Just add water, it grows like magic, and you can have newly-fallen snow to sprinkle and drift over your holiday decorations.
 And check out this super-nice review of The Farm at Grace Uncensored.  Grace recently visited The Farm for the first time and she even came back to see us a second time last week!  Thanks so much, Grace--it was great to see you.  Come back anytime! 
Grace and Kynda
If you didn't get out to see us last weekend, stop by soon to say hello.  We're open for the next couple of weeks, with our annual ClosingHouse (deals & steals!) on Dec 18th.  We still have Instant Snow and fresh greens and oh, all sorts of things that can help you finish your shopping and dress up  your home for the holiday!

Merry Merry Christmas from all of us at The Farm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Pottery

The clearance closet got another make-over and it's now featuring a new line of pottery.   Love those wall vases.  They can sit on a shelf or hang from the wall. 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Children's Corner

Are you looking for something a little different for the kids on your list?  We're featuring several great lines in the children's corner--Laughing Elephant books, plush animals, award-winning Folkmanis puppets . . .