Friday, September 14, 2007

WOW! I just got the info from Kathy, at Northern Prairie Chevre - they sure are going all out for this birthday bash! Here is the info about what is going with our neighbors to the north this Sunday, Sept 16th - come on out and see all 3 farms, it's going to be a fabulous weekend!


• Relax to the music of Des Moines’s own Free Style - performing from 1:00 – 4:00 on the front lawn. They will be playing a combination of jazz, classic rock, big band, etc. Pull up a chair, enjoy some cheese, snacks and a bottle of wine!

• Matt from Prairie Moon Winery in Ames as well as Deb from Tassel Ridge Winery will be on hand to sample their delicious wines. Take a bottle home with you!

• Milton from Sheeder Farms will be grilling and selling sandwiches.

• Lois from Larson Maple Syrups in Stratford will sample their syrup and offer recipes.

• It’s still planting season! Quilted Garden’s Nursery from DSM will have hostas, prairie grasses and much more.

• Browse the iron creations of Anthofer Family Farms. Planters, holiday decorations, GOAT FACES!!! and much more to choose from – special orders are accepted.

• Pat from Randol Honey will be sampling her delicious creamed honeys in many flavors.

• We have steaks, chops, elk, lamb & more from local Iowa producers. LOTS and LOTS of samples to enjoy!!!

• Bring your 2-legged kids to visit our 4-legged kids and girls. Gary will show either a kidding or milking video in the parlor.

• Kids – swing, play in the sand box or decorate our sidewalk! Enter our “best goat picture” contest and win a free stuffed plush goat!!

• To celebrate our anniversary, we’re offering 10% off all non-food items in the store! AND check out our new cheese flavor!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


We have just gotten word that TEMPLETON RYE will be back on our farm for this Sample Sunday! Sampling their FABULOUS whiskey, and selling t-shirts, stickers, and perhaps their wonderful BBQ sauce! Oh, we are so VERY excited!

In other events:
*For our 9th birthday - if you purchase any 9 items you get 9% off your whole bill!

*New Soap! Exclusive "Mountain Mint" soap made with mountain mint hydrosol and dried moutnain mint herb from our farm!

*Fabulous selection of naturally dyed silk scarves (see below)! Dyed with herbs, flowers, or rusty "found" objects from our farm!

*Delicious Pulled Pork sandwiches available for lunch!

*New roving and fiber - fabulous fall colors

*New Class Schedule - learn to make soap, explore Reiki, and so much more!

Come visit us on the farm this weekend!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

OKAY! Wedding is over - whew! Now we just have bus tours and an open house to worry about this week. Piece of cake, haha!!!

SO! We have a 9th birthday bash and open house this weekend, in conjunction with Norther Prairie Chevre and Picket Fence Creamery. I'll be blogging the details of this all week - starting with the going-on at Picket Fence Creamery, right here and now!


Celebrate the beauty of fall in the country at our...
Three-Farm Anniversary Tour and
Sept. 16 Noon to 5 p.m.
Free admission!

Picket Fence Copy:
4th Anniversary SAMPLE SUNDAE!
Super Special! Grilled burger, ice cream sundae and a glass of milk...only $4!!!!!
Free local food & wine samples galore, guest vendors, music, hay maze, see the cows and calves, free kittens, posters and pencils for the kids!
Super Deal! Fresh peach, apple or berry crisp and quart of ice cream - $10
Browse through our store featuring the foods of 85 families - many more $4 bargains to celebrate our fourth year at the Creamery!

14583 S Ave. - Woodward - 515-438-2697
We accept MC, VISA, EBT