Friday, July 04, 2008

Luxury soap of the month is back!!! Here's how it goes. This is a special batch, made by our friend Geri at New York Attitude. Each Luxury Soap of the Month is loaded with shea butter, organic goat's milk, herbally infused oils, kaolin clay, silk fibers, and an exquisite blend of pure, 100% natural essential oils. We have ONE BATCH of this soap, and when it's gone, it's gone. So get it while it lasts!

This month's soap is "Green Earth". It's a fresh, green, clean, earthy, and slightly spicy. It's wonderfully unisex, and perfect for hot summer days.

The other day, my 7 year old nephew asked if he could borrow my digital camera. He said he wanted to show his friends "what it looks like at Prairieland Herbs". So i showed him how to take pictures and sent him on his merry way. When i looked at the pictures later, I was absolutely delighted. it's a joy to see what he sees! So, here are some of my favorite pictures of Prairieland Herbs, from a 7 year old's point of view. The first one (above) is of Harry, his faithful sidekick.

This one is just pure art. :)

(This is a little area just outside the shop where we sit and relax or maybe eat lunch. )

And this is probably one of my favorite pictures of the farm, EVER. You can see our trusty copper still and a herb gathering basket. A beautiful bit of creeping thyme and some hollyhocks, and Donna's house.

An interior shot of the shop.

A child's honesty! This shot pretty much shows how busy we've been - normally these shelves are full of nicely organized and alphabetized bath salts. Now it looks as though a troop of drunk gnomes ransacked them.

Donna's little garage, used for storing tools, lawn mowers, etc.

I think I might have to hire him on a regular basis. :)

we started our farmer's market season last week; the weather was amazing! we had a great time. Enjoyed a java joe's breve, and some amazing fruit/chocolate tarts. (our ususal favorite - chocolate croissants - had already sold out by the time we wandered over the La Mie's stand). Here are 2 pictures of our market stall.

a random shot of some beautiful pepper jelly

and another random shot of some pretty veggies.

We'll be at the market again tomorrow, and will probably have some more pictures to post. :)

one of our very cool customers posted a lovely review of our healing wands!

Our healing salves and wands (same formula, different packaging) do work REALLY well on just about everything. this time of year we're using our on garden-induced rashes, mosquito bites, and sunburn.

I'm just posting some older pictures I didn't have a chance to post while my computer was kablooey. I LOVE this picture of Toby (Donna's grandson), in his pj's, raincoat, and sneakers, proudly walking his Delilah.
And, we have a new puppy on the farm. This is Pal, a 3 month old Jack Russel Terrier puppy. My grandpa saw him at Picket Fence Creamery and fell in love, so he came to live on the farm with the rest of the gang. He's super cute, ALL puppy, and probably smarter than the rest of us put together. He can certainly run faster than us....

Thursday, July 03, 2008


Christened "Baron" by my grandpa, here he is! Born late Friday June 27th or early Saturday, June 28th.

His mom, Dutchess, is a wonderful and protective mother. She has just now started to let him wander away from her a bit, and we can finally scratch and pet him. He's sooo soft!

And now all of a sudden Deliliah, the bigger baby, looks HUGE. here she is in one of her favorite poses. a true beauty queen, she adores basking in the sunlight.....

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Farmer's Market Dates!

Finally, we are able to announce the dates we will be at the Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market.

July 5th
July 19th
August 2nd
August 16th
Sept 13th
Sept 27th
October 4th

We are "occasional vendors", which means we don't necessarily get the same spot every time we show up, so you just sort of have to wander the market until you find us. If you want to purchase something specific from us, PLEASE call or email ahead of time so we can make sure to have it for you! And last but not least - the store is still open while we are at the market, so don't worry about that, if you prefer to visit the farm.