New Shop Items!

Traveler's notebook inserts are in our Etsy shop! Each notebook is custom made, with a hand-sewn binding. They come in standard size (4.33"x 8.25") with 64 pages (32 sheets) of white paper. Cover and binding colors are customizable in purple, lavender, teal, or gray. Binding color options include rose, hot pink, pink, orange, mauve, plum, … Continue reading New Shop Items!

New Shop Items!

Hey all! We've got some new items in our Etsy shop. Check out our handmade wooden drop spindles. They're perfect for spinning raw Angora rabbit fiber, which we also have available, in two quantities: quart, or gallon bags. Exact volume varies. I've made and used these spindles for the last 3 years. They work best … Continue reading New Shop Items!

Luffa Gourds: Natural Sponges

I had been looking for something unique to grow on the homestead. I tried heirloom purple broccolis and cauliflowers to no avail-- cabbage loopers and cutworms destroyed them despite my efforts to save them. The same happened with my cabbages and brussel sprouts. The asparagus didn't turn out either. However-- the luffa gourds took off! … Continue reading Luffa Gourds: Natural Sponges

Shaggy Maple Herbal Teas

We've got peppermint tea ready for sale in our Etsy shop! More to come as the season progresses. We've been hard at work harvesting, drying, and packaging. I'm a firm believer in quality over quantity and if you're going to do something, do it the best way or not at all. So everything we do … Continue reading Shaggy Maple Herbal Teas

Preparation for Fall Market: herbs and seeds

We're currently engaging in all of the bureaucracy involved in selling at our local farmer's market. There are a lot of permits to acquire for live plant sales and seed sales. That said, the more fun part of the job is happening now: harvest! I was out early this morning harvesting mint, parsley, sage, and … Continue reading Preparation for Fall Market: herbs and seeds

Some Wintery Crochet Projects

I get an itch to crochet as soon as the weather snaps cold. This year, I set out to make my family coordinating Christmas stockings, each with a different stripe pattern to designate each individual's stocking, and so far, I'm 85% done with one. Here it is so far: I'll finish out the foot and … Continue reading Some Wintery Crochet Projects

Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder

I'm always overwhelmed by the sheer volume of oils I think I need to take with me when I travel. Honestly, do I really need a dozen bottles of oil? Truthfully, probably not, so long as I take the big 4 (Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon, and Peppermint). But let's face it, I like to be … Continue reading Sewing Project: Essential Oil Travel Holder