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Farm News

Millstone Plantation in Tallahassee

Written by: Christine
October 1, 2019

Millstone Plantation House

The Millstone Institute for Preservation, on Lake McBride near Tallahassee, is a property that has been set aside for the benefit and education of the people of Florida. Over the years the Institute has held a wide variety of cultural events including literary readings, theatrical and musical performances, antique tours, film screenings, the Fall Weavers […]

A Sprinkling of Mayhaw Berries

Written by: Christine
April 23, 2018

This is how the harvest begins. Some of the berries are ripe and they fall from the trees. We have various ground covers, a parachute, tarps and shade cloth, spread out to catch them from the trees that are ripening first. We’re not thrilled with the number of berries we’re seeing this year. Only about […]

Call for Participants Mayhaw Berry Festival

Written by: Christine
April 3, 2018

Are you a local Crafts Person, Agricultural Producer, Business or Musician? Do you have an Ag-related, Nature, Community or Craft class you’d like to schedule during the Festival? Do you want to Volunteer? We would love to have you! Arts & Crafts, Ag Producers, Local Businesses and Civic Organizations We have an average of 500 […]

Felting Class

Written by: Christine
December 5, 2017

So many people expressed an interest in learning how to felt at Market Days, that we decided to have a felting class – in time for Holiday giving. We’ll be focusing on our popular sheep-faced dryer balls, but will help you felt anything you want to try. Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 2:00 PM Cost: […]

10th Annual Farm Tour

Written by: Christine
October 10, 2017

The Fall Farm Tour is this weekend. Since this newsletter is so late, we hope you’ve heard about it on TV or radio, and seen the booklets where you shop. We will be open… well, we’re pretty much always open. The Farm Tour will be happening from 10 am to 4 pm both Saturday and […]

Storm in Sympathy with Texas

Written by: Christine
August 26, 2017

Last night we had a such a violent storm, I felt it was in sympathy with Texas. The lightning, especially in my second story bedroom, was blinding and constant. Between the thunder and lightning Bailey wouldn’t even stay upstairs with me. The power went out of course. It turned out to be from one of […]

Ranchers Journal – Thursday August 17, 2017

Written by: Christine
August 17, 2017

Got started late and stayed out longer than I expected to. So this will be brief – or at least that’s the plan. Once I get to ‘talking,’ I find I have lots to say! One of the things I did this morning was to make an extra trip to check minerals. The goats need […]

Ranchers Journal – Wednesday August 16, 2017

Written by: Christine
August 16, 2017

Highlights Got started when I wanted to this morning, about 7:30 AM. First the keets. Yes, we will have Guinea Hen keets for the Fall Farm Tour this year. Bobbie was able to find and hatch seven of them, which are doing fine in our brooder. They are the standard gray/brown breed that we have […]

Great Pyrenees Puppies for Sale

Written by: Christine
July 20, 2017

Born April 19, 2017, we have two of India’s puppies left for sale, a male and a female. They have a clean bill of health and their shots from the Animal Medical Clinic here in Monticello. Great Pyrenees are large, working dogs that belong on a ranch with a job to do. They don’t herd […]

Watering the Chickens

Written by: Christine
June 4, 2017

Chickens I went out to feed the chickens first this morning. They had enough feed still, but all the water canisters were ready to be filled. Since I’d been seeing some runny poops (we’re very ‘poop-centric’ here), I decided to add some apple cider vinegar to each. Just a quarter cup or so. Vinegar is […]