Category Archives: Education

Felting Class

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 … Continue reading

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Learn Ranching by Volunteering

We’ve now been in the farming/ranching business for 15 years. I don’t count the first year we bought the place. That was mostly cleaning the property and getting our sea legs or should I say our “critter” legs. Those of … Continue reading

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I’m Famous!

Son Phil in Balch Springs, Texas was listening to PBS in the background while reading the paper one fine Sunday morning last August. He heard them say something about Florida Food Safety and looked up to see a glance of … Continue reading

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Vendors and Friends of the Mayhaw Festival

Jefferson County Extension and 4-H Biodegradable Plant Pots Youth and adults will be making biodegradable plant pots from newspaper. The Jefferson County Extension Service will also provide soil and sun seeds. Jed Dillard, Livestock and Natural Resources Agent Who is … Continue reading

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Harvesting Pine Trees

It is that time. We’ve been here since 2001 and the trees have gone through the cycles of thinning and cutting. Now it is time to harvest the remainder of the crop. They started last Saturday cutting the big trees … Continue reading

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SHARING WATER CONFERENCE

The Floridan Aquifer in Alabama, Georgia and Florida Thursday October 2, Friday October 3 and Saturday October 4. It is being held at the historic Monticello Opera House here in Jefferson County. Are you aware of your water sources? Do … Continue reading

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Goat has been processed!

The calls have been coming for a while and we finally have had enough growth to process goat. There are a variety of cuts available. We have it here in the Country Store or through Red Hills Online Market.   … Continue reading

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It has been a while . . . . .

. . . . .since our last conversation and a lot has happened. I was worn out after the Mayhaw Festival. It is fun to do the harvesting and have everyone come but it is always nice to get back to … Continue reading

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Making Mayhaw Jelly at Golden Acres Ranch – New Video

The first jelly-making video produced at Golden Acres Ranch was in 2011. Stars were local gentry David and Charlie Ward with a fleeting guest appearance of Jack Carswell and Fred Golden. The video was done by David Neck and you … Continue reading

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Guineas and Keets

Each morning we are greeted with guineas lined up in rows on the ramp bannisters. Looks like someone called a meeting. Why do we have this unusual flock of birds? They are the ultimate tick repellent that’s why. They eat … Continue reading

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