we are outside at the farmer's market!
the supervisors - Oliver and Emerson

blueberry bush

Coop Girl Dorilla

Coop Girls Hattie and Betty enjoying a dust bath

Coop Girls Stephanie and Danielle enjoying a dust bath

strawberries are coming!

Elderberry bush

Well, the weekend has flown by.  Partly because we made product all of Saturday - from 7a.m. to 11p.m. with only a break to make dinner.  And partly because it was such an unbelievably beautiful weekend, and those always seem to fly by.  I had hoped to make it out to the garden at some point but that will have to wait until tomorrow evening.

What is so exciting, in addition to the weather itself, is looking at all of the plants and seeing green, green and green!  Strawberries, blueberries, elderberries, asian pears, scallions {from last fall}, beets {from last fall} and more are starting to show their color.  We will be picking, canning and enjoying them before we know it!

The Coop Girls have been very generous lately.  We've received 8-12 eggs per day on a regular basis.  Not bad for 16 chickens, 4 of which are not laying anymore.  Despite their generosity, they have been officially kicked out of the garden until the plants are large enough to stand their own against a flock of pecking ladies.  This news has not gone over well at all.  What has gone over well are the 70+ degree temps and a whole lot of dust bathing and sun bathing.

The dogs spent most of Saturday outside in the glorious sun.  I was making and packaging product inside while J prepared the tent, tables, new soap boxes and signs outside before moving in to help me.  Well he clearly needed a LOT of supervision while he was outside because Oliver and Emerson were all up in his business.  They barked at him when he went out of their field of vision, and relaxed and slept when he was within it.

They joined us for a couple of hours at the market today but it just got too warm for them to sit in the sun.  Poor Ollie was panting and Emerson really wanted to take a nap but there was just too much going on to sleep.  J took them home and said they fell asleep the moment they pulled out of the park.
It was a beautiful day for the farmer's market and we went through a TON of soap, body butter and deodorant.  We brought 12 dozen eggs and sold every single one.  The Coop Girls have voted on spending all "their" money on tubs and tubs of meal worms.  They will definitely get a hefty share of them.

Here are a few photos from the market.  I believe we will have 67 vendors once all the veggie vendors start coming, which should be in the next week or two.

on the menu this week:  Smoked Pork Shoulder with Mac & Cheese and Asparagus; Chicken with Cheese Tortellini with Mushroom Cream Sauce; Baked Tilapia with Wild Rice and Green Beans; Grilled Steaks with Homefries and Salad; Baked Chicken Breast with Risotto and Sauteed Greens.

Hoping you had a wonderful weekend!

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Heather Coody said...

What a fun weekend! I'm so happy to be following your blog... great stuff... :)


daisy g said...

Oh my gosh! I wanna come! It looks like such a fun market. Your banner, pamphlets and product all look wonderful! I like that you give samples and that you clearly state that your product is USA made.

Congrats on all of your success!
You deserve it.
Continued blessings, friend.

Windmill Farm said...

Products and FM booth look fabulous. Love the banner.