(updated 10/01/17)


The Veggie Stand remains open for business.

Now available:
>   garlic 
>   all kinds of peppers:
Italian roasting, some bells, lunchboxsweet banana, and jalapeño
>   chives
>   garlic
>   Italian parsley
>   rosemary

Eggs are available as the gals share  (they’re not getting any younger, you know)
$2.00/doz.     also available in 1/2 doz. cartons for $1.00

Luffa sponges are available
$1.50/ea. for regular size;   “mini” luffas are $ .25/ea.


what’s been happening:

                 2017 Schuylkill County Fair— Farmer Tom gleaned the following ribbons at this year’s summer fair:
1st place:  horseradish; long green peppers; rhubarb; spaghetti squash; patty pan squash; red cherry tomatoes; green cherry tomatoes; indigo cherry drop tomatoes; okra

2nd place:  cucumbers; purple eggplant; garlic

3rd place:  snap green beans; slicing cucumbers; jalapeño peppers; straight-neck squash; kobocha (a small, round, winter squash good for grilling)

          Newest additions to Chickendom–Our last newsletter mentioned four new chicklets born to Melon, Sweetpea, and Doodle in Sophie’s Place henhouse.  Watching them grow through the summer was enjoyable but hearing their early morning wake-up call was a real disappointment!!!  Yes, all four bantams are roosters; not a hen among them.  Updated photos are shown on the Featured Frisbee Fowl page and Some Recent Photos  page.

              All attempts to teach the newbies to hop up on their barnyard swing failed but one of the new guys taught himself.  We HAVE YET to get a photo of this strange action but from time-to-time we see him pushing the swing in a back-and-forth motion as if he were an overgrown parakeet, only to jump off when he’s had enough as if it’s no big deal.  But it IS a big deal to the humans as we cheer and envision the entire Sophie’s Place clan joining in some funny trapeze act…..video at eleven.   

                 Upcoming:  As the days shorten and cool, Farmer Tom cleans out the raised beds and prepares to put the gardens to rest for the off-season.  Yes, we still have some produce but we’re past the peak of the season.  The growing season seemed short this year as more rain appeared to touch the soil than the warm rays of sunshine.  No matter, really, since a variety of veggies were still enjoyed by family and folks who stopped by for a treat or store order.  We were, once again,  thankful for sharing the bounty.       


More humor from a Popsicle stick:
What do pigs and ink have in common?       They both go in a pen!

“oh brother!”


If you want a smiler viewing chickens swinging on swings, check the videos at www.fowlplayproducts.com.

Bye, for now,

Eydie, Spouse of Farmer Tom