Thursday, July 24, 2008

Folks have been walking in the store lately going "hmm. why are the shelves so empty"? Well THIS is why. we've just been quite busy. This is today's haul to the post office - ONE DAY. 52 packages. 5 going overseas (Singapore, Australia, France and 2 to the UK). So, yeah. that's what we've been doing.

So, it was raining this morning. And mom's mini-herd is used to getting twice-daily outside romps - they get to get out of their pen, and wander around the farm, eating grass and being happy mini horses. But because it was raining this morning, she didn't let them out. And we kept hearing these LOUD, IRRITATED, DEMANDING mini-horse whinnys. They were MAD! So they got to spend extra time outside in the afternoon. This is Baron, and he has discovered that iris leaves are yummy.

This is Delafino, the tiniest new baby. isn't he just ADORABLE? And so tiny!!

For a size comparison, the one on the left is Delilah, the oldest baby, and Delafino is on the right.
Here Donna oversees her herd. The babies just run around in a hysterical little mini-gang, neighing and bucking and eating and playing really having the time of their mini-horse lives.

In sad news, we lost Pal today, our Jack Russel Terrier puppy. He will be missed.
Another great hydrosol article! Courtesy of the Aromatic Plant Project.

Hydrosols and 101 ways to use them

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

We had some interesting weather last night - not tornadoes, but "near-tornadic activity". (For those of you that don't live in tornado-zones, that means bitchin nasty winds that can do a hell of alot of damage.) She is fine, her house is fine, the shop is fine, things are just a bit messy - limbs down, branches broken, the barn door blown off. Tomorrow will be lots of cleanup, some chainsaw work. AND, of course, we have a bus tour tomorrow! Ah well, they came to see life on the farm - they'll see it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

2 of the babies! Baron on the left, and Delilah on the right. They're a few months apart in age.

Random grasses

Purple coneflower in the rain garden just outside our shop.

Our first tomato of the season! our veggies look so pathetic, but, hey. we at least have one tomato.

The veggies may look pathetic but the fruit looks AMAZING. Is this tiny pear just the cutest thing ever?

why do people call these weeds and mow them down? i think they're gorgeous. this is the ditch on our farm.