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Springtime at the Farm




This Friday, dear reader, I am choosing to forego sharing a recipe with you. Tomorrow is our Springtime at the Farm event, and I would like to highlight some of our plans and artisans. This year, we have a fantastic lineup of food vendors. Aunt Julia’s Donuts and Northburgh Coffee Company, Frank’s Red Rocket Food Truck, Simply the Best Kettle Corn, and Lone Oak Farms will be here. If I’m being transparent, I’m always excited about our food vendors.


We also have many dear artisan friends joining us. Ageless Iron will be here with cute signs and tasteful decor. My BFF, Trisha Brown, will be here with her all-natural pet treats. My boys will be sporting their coffee mug collars made by Trish. With all her lovely wraps, scarves, and throws, Pamela Jean Werner will grace us with her presence. Color To Dye For will have their beautifully unique jewelry and handmade items. Buds to Blooms Farms will have their outstanding and natural CBD and Delta 8 products. I will be sure not to partake in any of their products during the event…no guarantees afterward…insert wink here. Grizzled Teddy Company will join us, sharing their grooming products. Brian Rupp of County Line Maple Syrup will dazzle us with his local, all-natural maple products. Honey Bee Jerry from Sugar Hollow Apiary will also be here with his fresh, local honey. Franny Stadmiller will join us with her unique and inspired gourd creations. Carlene Dowell, aka PrAiry Girl, will be here with all her lovely yarn, fiber art, and fun stories. And, of course, we will be here with our soaps, scrubs, moisturizers, and liquid soaps.


My little bean will not be present. Jordan will jump her little heart out at the local championship track meet. We have compromised. GramBarb will watch Jordan jump, and I will remain at the farm to play the hostess with the mostess. It took a lot of deliberation and a few tearful moments, but we have found a logical and pleasing solution to our dilemma.


We have a beautiful gift basket created for a free giveaway. The only stipulation is you must attend our event in person to be eligible to win. Our lovely Lilac and Vanilla soap and moisturizer are also ready to share with our soap family. The classic favorite, Honeysuckle, is also making its seasonal debut, just in time for Mother’s Day. I plan to create several gift basket options for gift-giving inspiration. I love putting together gift baskets.


One cannot forget the true stars of the show, the baby goats. They and their mamas will be bouncing around the pasture field for your viewing pleasure. If you drive up Tonkin Road, don’t be shocked if you see several baby goats playing on a tree stump and jumping the ditch outside the fence. The little darlings are at that curious stage where they enjoy making their mamas and caregivers fuss with their newfound independence. Worry not; they stay close as long as they are not lured away and can safely make it back under the fence. I will be happy when they are too big to fit under the fence. Lester, Ace, and Midge will all be present.


Speaking of Lester, my goal is to have my children’s book about Lester ready for our farm event in October. Perhaps I will have several books prepared by that time. My expectations for my ability and energy level are always unrealistic, but I remain eternally optimistic. Sigh. However, being the Halloween fangirl I am, I see a Little Lester Halloween book in the future.


We look forward to tomorrow, dear reader. We would love to see you if you are local and have the time. As one bib overall wearing wonder buns likes to jest, “You won’t find better company.” As always, stay safe, and be smart; please join us tomorrow from 9-1 at 493 Tonkin Road, Indiana, Pa., and keep washing your hands.

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