Like most folks our spring has been flying by at break neck speed. Between preparing the garden, working in the yard, farm events, baby animals and podcasting we have had barely a moments rest. Check out what we have been up to!
The first episode of The Root Cellar podcast is now available! After a month of planning, scheming and recording we have finally done it...and boy was it a learning curve! So please go gentle on us for the first couple of episodes, I promise that I am getting better at editing and now that we have got better equipment it should be smooth talking. You can find our episodes directly on our website: rootcellarpodcast.com and also how you can download, stream and subscribe. I will also post the first week's worth of episodes here on my website and through facebook. Be sure to listen Tuesday-Friday this kick off week! And please give us feedback on what we should talk about, questions you may have and how we can make The Root Cellar even better.
You can find the newest episodes in the sidebar to your right! -------------------------------->
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the survey over this last week! It has been awesome to read your comments and to get a feel for what people would like see more of on the farm. It sounds like people would like more gardening workshops and definitely more pottery! We will be releasing a tentative schedule for the next six months next weekend, so please check back to see how we have taken your feedback and created an exciting line up.
The survey taking winner has been drawn and the winner is....
Janelle will be receiving a basket full of Black Acre Farm goodies this week.
On another exciting note, I have taken on a new project that my close friend and I have been kicking around for a while. We are putting together a podcast that focuses on homesteading skills, self sufficiency, and managing it all in a modern world. The Root Cellar podcast will be airing next week, starting February 5th. If you are unfamiliar with podcasts, they are similar to a radio program, but more focused on specific topics. I like to listen to them to and from work, or while out in the garden. More information on how to find our podcast will be coming very soon!
If you have any great podcast subject ideas that line up with the things we do here on the farm, please leave a comment below.
Over the last month I (Andrea) have been starting to pencil out the next six months to year on the farm and what we would like to accomplish and offer to the community. I am excited to finally offer a "mug and brunch" event in a couple weeks, which will be the first time I get to use the kiln for an event. I am hopping to expand on the pottery side of things and offer some pottery workshops in the near future, and really get that kiln fired up!
Besides workshops and classes that have already been given, we are tentatively planning another floral design class in April with our awesome friend Nancy who taught the Christmas florals class. This spring we are hoping to have a southern style farm to table dinner, with barbecue pit pork, sweet tea and some great live music. Also, I have been in the beginning stages of planning a summer fiber arts retreat that would be right here on the farm. This would be a two day event for those interested in spinning, natural wool dying, needle felting and more.
In the garden it would be wonderful to offer a gardening workshop (btw...I am working towards being a Master Gardener...exciting!). Also, we will have our now annual lavender wreath making workshop, which is really fun!
Here is the deal....I need your help to make these events even better! Please take the survey below to help us plan our future for you. I will draw a name from survey participants and the winner will win a basket of Black Acre Farm goodies!
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