Friday, October 28, 2011

Wordless Friday

all photographs are my own; if you'd like to use them, please credit them to "farmhousewife"

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Where is August?

Is it true?  Did I miss the entire month of August without a post?

It is.  I'm soon going to be entering the ranks of, "examples of how not to manage a blog."  Busy much?

Fall is around the corner;  time for planting garlic, kale, collards, broccoli, carrots, beets and some other stuff to put on the never-ending list of things to do.

On a bright and happy note, the Montgomery County Farmers' Market Association is going to be adding a third market to the schedule in the Town of Candor!  Fridays, 2:30-6:00pm weekly until the week before Thanksgiving.

Did someone just say Thanksgiving?  I was still wondering where August went.....

Happy Farmers' Marketing, people! If you haven't signed up for the weekly (or thereabouts) e-newsletter, please do!  Put "Add" in the subject line.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1st Annual Sandhillls Farm Tour

Do you like buying local? Do you enjoy visiting farms? If so be sure to take your family on the 2011 Sandhills Farm Tour! Local farms in Montgomery, Moore and Richmond counties are hosting their first annual farm tour Saturday July 23rd from 3-7 PM. This is a perfect family outing where you can tour the farms, sample great locally grown food, and have a day of excitement!

Each farm has a specialty whether it is with local food or providing outdoor sports. Some of the farms will have cooking demonstrations and family fun activities. If you are interested in attending tickets are only $10.00 per car before July 22nd! Tickets can be purchased from Montgomery Cooperative Extension office or you can purchase tickets at the farm site the day of for $15.00 per car (giving you access to all farms). 

The list of participating

Clayton Orchard 
289 Research Farm Rd. 
Candor, NC 27229 

Dewitt’s Game Farm & Dewitt’s Outdoor Sports 
443 Jimmy Carriker Rd 
Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Hilltop Angus Farm 
1708 Pee Dee Rd. 
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306

117 NC Hwy 731 E 
Mt. Gilead, NC 27306 

Shadow Hill Farm & Kennel 
1723 Belford Church Rd. 
Jackson Springs, NC 27281 

Triple L Farms 
2205 Derby Rd. 
Ellerbe, NC 28338 

Vang Farms 
189 Beaman Rd. 
Troy, NC 27371

For more info or to purchase tickets come by the: 
NC Cooperative Extension 
203 W. Main Street, Troy NC 27371 
(910) 576-6011

Come see us!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

speechless sunday

Notice how she always has one ear on me all the time?  She's listening, even though I'm not saying anything.  

Monday, July 4, 2011

a rug of many colors

Molly Alexi of the NC Cooperative Extension holds my pink basket liner rag rug~would be cute in a baby girls room, yes?

Blueberries & Cream (near) and Sunflower (far).  

I love the different hues of blues together.

They make great conversation pieces....I make them and put them on the table at the Farmers' Market, offered up for sale.  I try to take photographs of them before they go to new homes....

Imagine, something plain and boring and folded up on a shelf - turned into something colorful, useful and beautiful.

And they're comfortable to stand on - like comfort food for the feet.

I'm grateful to my Mom for teaching me how to make them.

Handmade by me, Farmhousewife, especially for you, with love.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thoughtful Tuesday

As I sat on a picnic bench 20 feet away from these gentleman farmers I couldn't help but stare.

I know it's not polite, but they were all so interesting looking, and not at all aware of me and my camera.

I suppose they made me think of my "Papa" - my great grandfather and his son, my Grandpa, and how my time with them was precious.  If only they could see me now.  They'd be proud.

Wednesday morning - the good old boys get together and shoot the breeze; an old timey conversation and some coffee.

Not much of that goes on anymore - we've all become busier, faster, "go-go-go" and for that alone I suppose it is why I sat still and absorbed them.  They were content to just sit and talk.  Not one had to "go to a meeting," or "get to work," or rush home to watch the news.