Its that time of year when everyone else is storming their grocery stores gettting ready for Turkey dinnners. Here on Black Mountain Farm its a kind of quiet time as we get ready to harvest the Turkeys we have hatched and raised for 6 months. Tom and Alice our beautiful heritage breed turkeys have produced a batch of chicks for three years now. Each year we pardon Tom and Alice ( Mom and Dad) as it is close to a divine miracle having a matched pair of breeding Turkeys. (Did y
Hats for the Holidays!
Will be delivering Hats to our Local Toby's Feed Barn. They are hand knit by my sweet Mom ;Valerie. The fiber is sheep's wool from my sheep Honey and Maggie and Angora fiber from my rabbits Jeremiah and Bean. The Angora makes these home grown hats so cozy! The blue stripes are from Indigo plants I grow in my garden. 100% Local handmade, handcrafted. Enjoy!
Nicasio School Craft Fair coming up!
Our small town school craft fair is coming up December 8th and 9th." Oh No! " What to do that hasn't been done before?? This year as Chair of the school Craft Fair (Hey that rhymes!) I was having the hardest time trying to think of somthing we haven't done before. Also, how to engage teenage girls that would rather be talking on I phones than crafting with Mom's!! So... I'm letting go! I set up a table full of fun repurposing ideas and I'm going to let three girls come over a
Ellie says, "I like planting new babies!" I am in heaven
Today my daughter wanted to sign up for 3 dance classes this Winter. I went through the roof. How was I going to drive to all these classes 45 minutes away some late at night. I was also concerned about the cost. So today we made a deal. She will work on the Farm to help pay for the dance classes. So today we began planting the Greenhouse this entailed her shoveling compost, transporting it to the greenhouse and planting 9 packages of veggie seeds in trays and in the new gre