Where did January go to?! It was a busy month for this family down on the farm and the weather was interesting too! We have had snow here and there where as last year we hardly saw one snow flake. We had sunshine and blue sky, we had freezing rain and then just plain rain. Much of our time was spent working on indoor projects and cleaning/organizing our spaces. Thanks for stopping by the farm to see what is new!
Around the Barnyard ...
The chicken's seem to be happy with the abundance of water, it makes for some yummy slimy snacks. Since there isn't much for grass left out in the pasture this time of year those worms are quite the treat!
Bob basking in the sunlight and hoping that I will keep my distance, he isn't a very cuddly cat but we love him any how.
The spearmint is making a comeback even through the cold snow, its good to see some signs that spring is not that far off!
A wonderful blue sky day with a little snow on the ground!
From blue sky to ice, every day brings us different weather down on the farm.
The fog floats down on the river as the sun rises in the trees.
In the Greenhouse...
The chickens were suppose to be on bug duty in the greenhouse but I guess they needed a bath! Its quite entertaining to watch them take a dust bath!
Hey if weeds can grow in the greenhouse then so can lettuce and kale! Its time to start the spring planting and get our greenhouse flowing with abundance again! These are seeds that we saved from last year... aka free food!
Planting spinach, oh how we have missed our greens!
Tea Studio Construction ...
We started January out with just the foundation to our tea studio addition....
And slowly but surely....
We have some WALLS!!!! The framing is coming along quite nicely and giving us something to be super excited about!
In the Farm Kitchen ...
Dehydrating some haskaps for our Willamette Berry Pie Tea, a few more months and we will be picking these beauties!
Making a little skin care product in our farm kitchen this month, this lovely French Green Clay and Violet Leaf Lotion Bar has its very own DIY vide on our YouTube Channel. Have you seen it yet? Check it out here!
Farm Girl #1 had a birthday this month so for our Tisane Tuesday that week we made her a special birthday cake! Check out the recipe here!
Happy Birthday Farm Girl! Your a blessing to our family <3
We are adding away to our new YouTube Channel with this exciting DIY Cheese Making video featuring our local dairy farm and Portland, Oregon's Urban CheeseCraft. Check out our v-log style make your own cheese video here.
New in the Farm Store...
We are increasing our spring inventory in anticipation of several events and our February promotion (get a free lip balm with every order)! We thought we would update some photos too and these two lip balms got a new little photo shoot. Check out the vanilla Chai Lip Balm Here.
Ginger Snap Lip Balm, almost like a cookie! But if you are wanting to taste the flavor we recommend our Gingerbread Spice Tea instead... this one is for lip licking only!
We are SO excited to be partaking in the Salem Saturday Market again this year and have expanded our attendance to every weekend rather than every other. We will have these beautiful Market Cards for our loyal customers this year so they can earn a free bag of tea! Make sure to stop by and get your card with your favorite blend.
We are slowly introducing our new packing to our farm store and local events! We are super excited to show these off as we are happy with how they represent our farm, the other farm's that we use and the quality of our teas.
Along with new packaging also comes new sizes! We have our trial size and our full size now. Perfect for either testing out a new flavor or for that flavor you already love!
Thanks for stopping by the farm!
We are glad that you stopped by the farm and hope that you enjoyed your stay! If you need to fill up your tea stash or herbal care cupboard please do so this month and make sure you take advantage of our February promo- A FREE lip balm with every order! We will see you again soon!
My name is CeAnne, wife to my Farmer and mama to 4 adopted kiddos. I help farm lov'n mama's (and grandmas) turn common herbs into powerful medicines without being overwhelmed. Here you will find all sorts of nourishing goodness on natural medicine, herb gardening and wholesome real foods. Read more about our farm HERE.