Saturday, May 01, 2010

Today is a busy day.

The classroom is cleaned and ready for our Natural Cleansers class. (We still have room available - if you want to take it, be here by 1 :) ). For those of you who can't take it but are interested - check out our Laundry Soap recipe. That's one of the things we'll be making in class today.

Our herb plants have arrived, and are for sale!!

Becky at Willow Avenue Pottery brought us these super cute plant decorators...only $3 each! There's frogs and ladybugs too! Get 'em while they last!

Sally Kilkenny will be here with her fantastic gourmet jams! New varieties include: Strawberry, Spiced Strawberry, Blueberry-Cherry, Cranberry-Pepper, and Strawberry Rhubarb. YUM!

We have a few bars of the April Luxury Soap of the month left, so I"m leaving those online for a day or two.....if you liked Clear Mind, this is your last chance to grab a few bars. The new May soap of the month is SPECTACULAR...stay tuned!

Friday, April 30, 2010

And here's what's happening at Northern Prairie Chevre, our neighboring farm to the north, this Sample Sunday, 12-5!

  • Meet Meg Fisher, owner/designer of Lincoln and Lexi children’s clothing and apparel.  Her items are amazing and SO SOFT!!!!
  • Enjoy a juicy Sheeder Farms burger while listening to the jamming of Sweet Tater and Friends: The Home Brewed String Band
  • Snus Hill Winery will sample several of their award-winning wines.
  • Several new items in the store.  Make this your stop for gourmet foods that go well with goat cheese, wine, and more.
  • Spruce up your favorite dog with Iowa made collars, leashes and harnesses – great designs and very well made!  All are 25% off!!
  • Dreesman Buffalo meat in a variety of cuts – very healthy!!  Several cuts of Sheeder Farms meats and Skeeter Creek Elk.
  • Baked goods from Country Lane Bakery
  • Chair massages and hooping lessons
  • Beautiful jewelry by Sun Creek Jewelry and interesting leather items by Saadja!!
  • Many in-store specials!!!  For a limited time, Peppercorn Pyrenese - a new sharp aged cheese.
  • LOTS of new kids!!!  Tours of the barn!  The kids, girls and Honeybump are waiting for some loving!
  • Kids, the giant chalk board is back!  Enjoy the swing set while mom and dad listen to the music.
  • Come in to Miss Tillie’s for samples of our cheese and MUCH MORE!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Sample Sunday, May 2, 12-5..WOW. There's just so much going on! Here's a rundown of what's happening at Prairieland Herbs.

Enjoy hula hooping with Candy Hoops! She will showcase her new Diva and Karma hoops...we guarantee you've NEVER seen hula hoops like this before!

How about tarot card readings, henna tattoos or a chair massage from Dawn of Morning Rain Massage?

Or a delightful reflexology treatment with Melodie, of Mind and Body Massage Therapy!

Lynn Marie Parkey will be offering reiki treatments, and will have beautiful aromatherapy pendants for sale - ask her to custom create a scent blend just for you!

Rebecca Brandow with Willow Avenue Pottery will have her gorgeous, locally made pottery available for sale.

And check out the wonderful gemstone jewelry from Compassionate Creations!

Laura Hess will be on hand to give you SHIMMERLITES! washable, wearable beautiful shimmering hair highlights!

Randi Stone of Lovin' Oven has baked DELICIOUS homemade cookies, bars and treats for you and your family.

Sally Kilkenny will be sampling her gourmet handmade jams and jellies, including some new varieties!

Angie of AKC Collectibles will have her fantastic recycled/upcycled crafts and home goods!

Meet "The Magnificent Seven" - the seven beautiful fostercats from Panora P.E.T.S rescue organization. They're friendly, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, sweet, loving, and ready to be ADOPTED!

Check out our May luxury soap of the month, and pick up a Mother's Day gift - Moms love handmade herbal bath and body items. We have FREE giftwrapping!

And - there's loads going on at Donna Jean's, Picket Fence Creamery, and Northern Prairie Chevre as well! Please visit for a listing of events, deals, specials and samples and the other farms, plus a printable map. 

Monday, April 26, 2010

We had 2 celebrities visit the farm, Saturday.

First, the fantastic Miss Effie.....she drove all the way from Eastern Iowa to teach us how to make CHEESE! She taught 12 students how to make mozzarella cheese, then we feasted on 100% made-from-scratch pizzas afterwards. We hope to lure her back with promises of Picket Fence Ice Cream...she teaches a fantastic array of classes on local foods, canning and preserving,and more. It was a fantastic class, and we hope to offer it again in the fall. (Just pick a day, Miss Effie - you have a permanent standing invite to Prairieland Herbs!)

Abby did such a good job blogging it...I suggest you go check out her fantastic post :)

The other celebrity to visit PLH was the infamous CHICKEN HAT!

The chicken hat was made by Claire, and lives with Jill.... but has a life and personality of her own! She has an astounding presence....and inspires people to make very bad puns, apparently :) We are pleased she visited Prairieland Herbs!

Please note: We still have room in this Saturday's Classes - Enchanted Gardens, with Donna, and Natural Home Cleansers, with Maggie. PLUS! We have a FANTASTIC new lineup of classes announced! Sacred Spaces, Freezer Jams, Making and Using 5 Minute Bread Dough, Natural Dyes from the Garden, Sewing 101, Papermaking, and Pressed Flower Cards! Visit our Events Page for more information or to sign up.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Want to listen to Maggie yak about herbs, bodycare products, and more? Well, okay. :) I'll be interviewed tonight, 5pm CST, on the Renegade Farmer! Here is the link - in case you can't listen live, don't worry! It will be archived, you can listen at your leisure.

Renegade Farmer Radio Interview.

I also write for the Renegade Farmer, monthly, and one of our FANTASTIC friends, Karly, is a weekly writer (check out her chilling first post - the CHICKEN MURDERS!)