It is getting cooler here down on the farm and the out door garden is done, the greenhouse is slowing down and our projects have slowly been moving inside the house as we finish up preserving food for the winter. Thanks for stopping by the farm, we hope that you enjoy your visit!
Around the Farm...
Our squash harvest curing on our front porch. We have probably consumed 1/3 of it all ready so it probably won't get us through the winter as a family of 6 but its a start to some food sustainability!
A few rose beauties bloomed this fall so we snatched them up to dry for our Rose City Repose Tea and Willamette Berry Pie Tea. Nothing like fresh herbs/tea from the farm!
Our chickens started molting at the start of the month and as a result we had very few eggs. It appears that they are back at it and making up for lost time. This poor chicken must have though she was a goose because her egg sure looked more like a goose egg than a chicken egg!
It wouldn't even fit in the egg crate. And to our disappointment there were not two yokes just one huge one!
In the Barnyard....
Sock's Jr. getting some snuggle time away. Kittens are just so adorable aren't they?!
There is much joy in farm life but it certainly comes with its sorrows. This month we lost our lamb Tiny, he is the one standing with his back turned. This was the last photo we have of him. He came to us very sick and wounded which we though we had fixed but he was always a little off. It seems it got the best of him as he slowly wasted away regardless of the helps we applied. Now we are just down to Little Bitty and Big Boy. Hopefully they will provide us with a nice herd.
I spy, a kitten in our sage plant. As I knelt down to take product photos with our wooden planter as a back drop I became eye level with this cute little fluff ball. Quite the surprise but it made me smile.
In the Greenhouse...
Fall had not quite come yet the beginning of October, leaves were just starting to change but not drop yet. The greenhouse was still going strong. Over the month though the leaves have all fallen off the grapevine leaving our greenhouse a little bare. Mold has started to hit some of the decaying bean and tomato plants. We are busily cleaning up and translating winter crops to hunker down for a few months.
Green beans the start of October, getting a decent harvest for the start of fall!
Its still harvest time!
In the Farm Kitchen...
Italian sausage, with fresh basil and garden fresh tomato sauce over spaghetti squash. Grown from our farm and what wasn't was purchased from a local farm. Topped with a bit of raw cheese!
Enjoying the last of our fresh apples with some local cranberries, maple syrup and cinnamon, yum!
A special event in our family called for some off the farm treats. Chocolate covered pretzels are always a request.
A tea party for a little pumpkin coming our way, tomato and cheddar cheese filled croissants.
Enjoying a Pinot Noir Sourdough from Cascade Baking Co. in Salem, OR topped with free range chicken salad and local cranberries. Delish !
Pumpkin Cheesecake dip with probiotic cream cheese and farm grown buttercup squash.
Farm made pumpkin bread with our buttercup squash topped with probiotic cranberry cream cheese.
That says it all, no need to mess with God's creations here!
Venturing away from OUR farm...
This full size sheep makes our lambs actually look like lambs, this one was very friendly!
Pumpkin pick'n for our Little Pumpkin Baby Shower, complete with a field of solar panels.
Cute little root'n piggies!
I wanted to take this sweet calf home, he was so friendly!
Tea Studio Progress ...
Construction on our tea studio continues with pouring the final pad on the foundation, next are walls... yay walls!
There is quite a bit under that cement pad many wouldn't know was there! Building a solid foundation....
Smoothing it out to perfection...
In the Farm Store...
Sharing our goods at the Fall Oregon Poultry and Homesteading Faire, we are excited to be back to their winter Faire in Feb.! Eugene here we come :)
Lip balm and salve display, decking out in our fall colors with flowers from the farm.
Introducing a new box to our farm store, the Men's Tea and Salve gift set, check it out here!
Another set with three of our most popular salves/balms for new mothers: Nursing Salve, Baby Bum and Body Balm and Belly Balm. Grab the details here in our farm store!
Last but not least our most purchased item from our farm store sans tea, our Expectant Mother Gift box. We have customers who love to gift this to friends and family who are expecting babies and need a little extra TLC or cheer up during the trials of the first trimester. The gift recipients have enjoyed this box so much that they send one of their own when their friend is expecting and so it continues to go. Get the skinny on this lovely box over at our farm store.
Thank you for stopping by the farm!
Living Healthy with Tea
Welcome to our Family Tea Farm!
Howdy from our farm to your home! It is said that the, "farm is the nursery of the family," and that "the family is the nursery of the nation." We hope you enjoy your visit to our blog as we share with you the happenings on our little "nursery". Thank you for following us on our journey and watching us GROW! Read more about our farm HERE.
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