Wednesday, August 5, 2015

~ Honey ~

Our first successful honey harvest, 200 pounds of delicious, golden goodness! We borrow a hand extractor from a friend and I had wanted to get some video of us using it but got busy and forgot. Maybe next time!

Friday, July 10, 2015

~ Our First Nanking Cherry Harvest ~

A picture just doesn't do this amazing plant justice. It is so beautiful. Nanking cherries can grow 10' high and 15' across. 

Off of three bushes we will get about a gallon of cherries. Enough for some jelly!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

~ 1963 Winnebago Remodel Part 1 ~

This is what we started with. Not too bad! It had been made into a fish house so some of the cabinets had been ripped out. The original plan was to turn it into my little retreat space but I wanted be able to camp in it too!

It needed to be prettied up so we took out everything to paint. This is what we found. It had leaked around the lights and the water had settled by the window and ran down the wall.

It all had to come out. The one by fours around the window were rotten as well as the paneling. Grace wanted something to do so she was given a putty knife and scraped all the old caulk and weather stripping off the aluminum.

The aluminum trim was taken off so we could rebuild the frame.

The walls were rotten all the way up to the point of the curve as well as underneath the corners. The metal frame of the trailer was in great shape for its age. Jake replaced all the joists that were rotten and re-framed the walls.

Re-framed and ready to be put back together.

We couldn't find any plain birch paneling, "bamboo" was the closest we could get. It works out great with the finished look!

Stay tuned for part two! We are only half finished with it but it's on the sooner rather than later to-do list!

~ Arkansas ~

We went to Arkansas for two weeks over Easter. We didn't have any cows to milk so it was the perfect time to go. We had so much fun! We took our 1963 13' Winnebago travel trailer. It was a tight squeeze but we made it. We were able to visit some friends while down there and did a ton of spelunking. We traveled across the top of the state and fell in love with the Bull-Shoals area.

Friday, July 3, 2015

~ Fourth of July Farm Open House ~

The Ideal Green Market Co-op
It's a special one - 4th of July!  Come celebrate with us!
       Free popcorn (to 1st 100 attendees)
       Face Painting
       Chef Demo 11:30am - Jeff Feltman from Old Milwaukee Club w/ fennel magic - sauce, samples to              taste on pasta
       Co-op Members Bake Sale fundraiser

 Local Farm Tour (That's US!) - 10am-Noon, Little Boy Blue Farm, Gardens & Apiary (Loukota Family plus) milk cow and her calf, Icelandic sheep, and goats. Located just a mile from the co-op on CR39