It’s been a LONG HARD WEEK.
So today I had some family therapy!!!
We are a small farm that believes in Farming with common sense, not chemicals. We grow with Organic Principals We are a small farm that has big dreams!
Our large animals are pastured, and our "ladies" are free-range. MoonShine Mountain Farm's goal is to promote sustainable farming- Therefore many of our animals are Heritage Breeds and we grow Heirloom Fruits/Veggies We offer Free Range Eggs, Chicken, Turkey and Pastured Lamb and Goat as well as Naturally Raised Rabbit. We sell on the farm by appointment so please contact us!
It’s been a LONG HARD WEEK.
So today I had some family therapy!!!
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE-
I’m interested in finding a few volunteers to try my ‘potentially new product’
I’m making an all natural bug balm, that also doubles as a COVID fighter/ preventer
- and it SMELLS GREAT! -
- Quick Rant... I’m really beginning to worry about the crazy amount of hand sanitizer being used these days-
I’m making this with 100% coconut oil- so it would be a balm, not spray.
Contains Essential Oils of:
- Lemon Eucalyptus
- Laurel leaf and
- Black Pepper oil
I’ve made the balm in 2 strengths-
Regular strength and a
Diluted strength for more sensitive skin types.
- This balm is still not appropriate for children under the age of 3 -
Besides the Bug Repellent Aspect-
There are multiple health benefits to this balm to assist with Fighting and Preventing COVID.
May be linked to some benefits for skin, including reducing inflammation, keeping skin moisturized and helping heal wounds. The medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil also possess antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.
Lemon eucalyptus oil is used for preventing mosquito and deer tick bites; for treating muscle spasms, toenail fungus (onychomycosis), osteoarthritis and other joint pain. It is also an ingredient in chest rubs used to relieve congestion.
Rosemary essential oil is a potent Antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. There are limitless uses for rosemary oil.
Clove oil is used as an antimicrobial, to help kill bacteria. Also an antifungal, and antiviral it has the added benefit of anticarcinogenic properties of spice plants. Clove in particular has attracted attention due to the potent antioxidant and antimicrobial activities making it stand out among the other spices.
Laurel Leaf is known for its bright, spicy, sweet scent. Laurel Leaf supports a healthy respiratory system and can help relieve and clear up congestion
Black Pepper Oil is amazing for the immune system and works to reduce joint and muscle pains and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. Antibacterial antiviral and antifungal.
Poppy’s starting an egg business!!!
She will be selling eggs from our very pampered Ladies... both the chickens and duck.
Free Range Chicken Eggs- $4/ dozen
Free Range Duck Eggs-
Help support Poppy and her Chicken Obsession!
It’s the Birds.... Alfred Hitchcock would be very inspired!
We are going to be purchasing photos from Randy Litzinger. Preview only. ... Better ones to follow!
We are overwhelmed with chicks!!! I got a great deal on Australorps... and overbought. 5 weeks old and NO casualties.
Now I’m realizing that maybe I bought like 20 to many!!!
Am I allowed to sell Chickens on FB?
Last post for the day!
Wanted to share some pictures of my beautiful new reds! I LOVE DEXTERS!!!
The ducks are loving this weather!
PS- we have duck eggs for sale! $6/ Dz.
We are so happy to announce!!!!
After multiple back surgeries (with the last fusion on 9/3/2019)...
Moonshine Mountain Farm is going to be re-opening.
Our business model will be much different, no more farmers markets. Instead, we will be opening our farm/ home up to on farm sales. New year, new plan.
I had to.
Sometimes - I think to myself... “if I didn’t equal food, would you still love me?”
Then I grab another handful of feed....
A few of the flower gardens- my Sage is amazing. ... need fresh Sage anyone? I’ve dried tons already.
Miss Scarlet- always looking for love... and treats!!!!
So short lived... but they bring me such joy... there were humming birds out there until 8:30 last night. These are the last of the ‘Naked Ladies’ for the season here.
The Struggle is REAL!
Squash bugs and cucumber beetles! My mortal enemies. And I can’t find anymore NEEM Oil ANY WHERE!
Raccoons took out almost an entire corn bed- at least the cows and chickens enjoyed the leftovers!
Canning Tomatoes is such a process!!!!
If it wasn’t for Homemade tomato soup- I’m not sure I would do this!
My crazy animals always bring joy!
Boru- belief (in my big baby and his love that helps me through the day)
Mary- Merry mornings with Mary.
Sweet Pea- sincere & pet-table Sweet Pea
Chicken Nugget- Crazy Nuts but cute! Chicken nugget.
Geese (Anne and Gill)-
Gorgeous & Awesome always Glad, Giddy and Anxious to see us.
Raven- ravishingly regal.
Ducks- well ducklings!!!!
But seriously. Devoted and dependable.
Nourished (mind, body & soul)
Summer is here!!!!
Pop says- “I think the corn’s ready”
... I’m like maybe soon... then she says, “potatoes look ready too”
... maybe soon I say.
Then I think- Why not? Let her try... and BOOM! She’s on the Mark. On the $!Guess I know what we’re picking next.
Corn relish, here we go!
Love these guys- I found the smallest one on my sweet potatoes... it was too fast to catch a picture.
Canning without canning!
When you have 4 days of stuff backed up, and you are going camping in 2 days- My Quick fix!!! We can just take it with!!!
Thank you Utz for making awesome containers!
I’ll be teaching classes this fall on this!!! It’s amazing how much is all around us!
She graduated with a degree in Biology from McGill University in Canada and has her Master's degree in Ecology from the University of Oregon.
I’m going to go pick everything this afternoon. No matter what size- and start again!
Anyone want some crazy cucumbers?
Look who I found in my tomatoes... this makes 7 total this year!
Thankfully, they’re easily plucked... although if my wasps would show up I’d stop plucking them!!!
more info if interested
Thank you for Rain, it was a bit rough, and the corn was knocked down a bit...
The garden survived the storm!
Birds hanging arounf the garden
Canning pepper jellies.
If you didn’t know, well now you know.
The place where the cool kids like to hang out in the summer... Under the trees
Bring on the rain! Please my poor cucumbers (and garden) beg of you!!!
This was yesterday’s haul. Picture courtesy of Marilyn Brown... BFF of the farm!
Oh the funny pickles we will be making with these!!!
Spicy & Sweet Pepper Peach (using Thai hot peppers)
Berry Trio with jalapeños .
Thank you to Marilyn Brown for helping!!!!
We’re selling quite a few of our male birds. Unfortunately, we can only have so many...
8 Silver Appleyard Drakes, 2 roosters, 4 bantam roosters, 2 Tom turkeys, about 6 young bantam cockerels.
We are also considering selling a few pullets IF you take the some of the boys.
We're Back in the saddle again.... BACK
We are back, a long road to recovery and multiple back surgeries and We’re back!!!
Free State Rd
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