Justin Trails Resort gardens are spectacular! Hosting weddings causes me to have deadlines to get the gardens in great shape. Thanks to Don, Dawn, Andreas, Patti, Katie and Corey for your work in pruning, weeding, mulching the gardens and cutting the grass.
The new wildflower garden planted by Cindy Ramseyer is alive with color of purple coneflower, black eye Susan and more. Another great photo backdrop packed with natural color!
Melanie Pehling of Farm Girl Adventures, is joining our team on Saturdays: October 16, November 13 and December 4.
Mel sees herself as a fledgling steward of a 10-acre farmette with horses, chickens, guinea and gardens, She is one of those gals who is pluckily finding her hidden can-do-Farm-Girl inner strength as the challenges that come when partnering with nature happen…providing jolting, ability stretching hands-on opportunities. Therefore, Farm-Girl Adventures has grown out of her own life experiences, and a heart’s desire to “pass on country wisdom through empowering know-how classes, activities, get togethers,and always, with time for a cup of tea.” Mel’s hope is to be pass on encouragement to the women of our area just like her heroine–Mary Jane Butters (if you’re curious, go to maryjanesfarm.org be ready to be inspired!)
As Mel puts t ogether her part of the upcoming activities, she will share and engage you in the activities that will encourage mirth, goodwill, and tasty morsels focusing on the produce of each season’s harvest. You’ll discover a splendid sense of accomplishment through the resourceful use of what you have within your reach.
October 16 activities options 9:00am-3:00pm:
Outside nature scavenging for items needed to accomplish dinner tasks with Mel
Turn the crank to make apple cider with Charles
Peel apples to make apple butter with Cindy
Wildflower seed gathering with Cindy
Harvest tailgate lunch at noon prepared by Donna
1:30pm-3:00pm join Mel for a working tea party which includes creating the evening’s table decor ( two stations…veggie carving class using carving tools, autumn bouquet arranging)
Cost: $20/adult $5/children pre-register please so we have adequate material Come for the Day events or stay in our lodging.
Chainsaw work to create firewood
Community shared dinner
November 13 activity options:
Outside nature scavenging for items needed to accomplish our dinner tasks with Mel
Working tea party with Mel continuing various dinner tasks and special feature! Creating farm-girl candle ill luminaries
Control burn with Cindy, Charles, Don & Donna
Group harvest dinner
Cooking school with Mel more information to come
Working tea party with Mel along with easy-stitch sachets with vintage hankies
Chainsaw, wood work with Cindy & Charles, Don & Donna
Tailgate lunch prepared by Donna
Group celebration dinner served in the Lodge
Farm Girl Adventures with Mel $20/adult
Handy Person Special 1 person work 4 hours/day lodging $100 in available lodging.
2nd person plays and learns from Mel $20.
Day rate for Farm Girl Adventures $20 (no lodging)
Handy Person Special 2 people work 4 hours/day $50/night lodging
Regular lodging with no work (handy person special) participating in Farm Girl Adventures $20/adult and $5/child
Farm Girl Adventure Dinner $10
Lunch and dinner provided for handy person special workers