Last Sunday night we had our very early killing frost and summer crops are officially done till next year. I was unable to get anything transplanted into the hoop house in time bummer. I was looking forward to seeing how far I could stretch out the summer crops into winter using those. I’ll have to try next year! If you’re thinking there won’t be anything else to eat that we can grow fresh right here in Tate county, I can assure you there are plenty! I have greens, radishes, onions, beets, carrots, turnips, lettuces, cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet peas, lentils and more growing outside and I’ll keep growing everything I can all winter long! I still have frozen peas we harvested in summer too. We have goat milk, eggs, chickens for order and beef to fill your freezer. Now that my oven is being fixed, I’ll be back to baking again soon too. I’m still canning and finishing up the last couple batches of homemade REAL lye soaps.
Our Fall Festival is coming up in a couple of weeks, the 21st and 22nd. You can buy your tickets in-store now. Card games every Friday 3-5pm, come join the giggling. Open TUE WED and SAT 10-3 Friday’s 10-6. Closed Sun, Mon and Thur.
NO CARB WEDNESDAYS! I’m fasting today so I’m definitely not eating carbs. Share your no carb/low carb recipes so others can get good ideas, please. I have to share super cute pics of my cuddly puppies too. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Dont forget about our Fall Festival. ONLY 2 days left to get your business added to our event flyer! We have the dates picked out y’all- November 21 and 22nd. We are designing a flyer now that will have the business names and items for sale from all the vendors that want to set up. Please go to oasishomestead.com to fill out a vendor application. Deadline to submit your application is 10/28 to get added to the flyer. If you will be setting up, I will give you some flyers to hand out and post around areas to help get the word out.
Hey y’all- I’m going to stay home today to get my animals ready for this storm that’s coming. Gotta take care of all our little babies I’ll miss seeing everyone today but I’m sure you understand. Be careful, hugs!
Banana breads!! Come get em while they are still warm. Just baked this morning $5 each, no nuts. I still have zipper cream, brown crowders and purple hull peas. Green and dry peanuts, apples .50 a pound, plums, cabbages, green and table onions, garlic, sweet potatoes, turnips, Irish potatoes, spaghetti squash, scallopini squash, yellow squash, sweet, mild and hot peppers, green beans (get a 5 gallon bucket to put up for $22), crimson okra, Brussels sprouts, watermelon, pumpkin, tomatoes, eggplant, goat milk REAL lye soap, pepper jelly, pickled beets, hot pepper sauce, Cowboy candy, tomato sauce, raspberry jam, peach preserves, goat milk and eggs!
Fall Festival planning…. We plan to put on an old fashioned fall festival, family fun! I plan on hosting the event here at the store with outdoor, old fashioned games and a meal made from our Oasis Homestead produce, meats and farm products. The date has not been set yet. As of right now I’m looking for vendors that want to set up a table displaying and/or selling their handmade crafts. The theme is- old fashioned, hand made, all natural, crafty things you make yourself. These could be items you simply want to display and share your story with the community, or sell your items. It will be free to set up your table. If I get enough vendors interested, we will plan a date. Some crafty ideas I had were:
No carb Wednesday’s…. how did y’all do with your goals today? I did not do so great. My day started off on a negative note first thing, learning a family member passed away. It was very sudden and shocking. Was hard to stay focused after that. Hopefully, I’ll do better next time or even before then. Last week I actually did no carbs from Tuesday through Saturday. 5 consecutive days was pretty good but I can’t seem to get back on track. How are y’all doing?
Hunters Soap is now available for sale. This goat milk based, real lye soap masks the human scent while the hunter is out in the woods. $10 each, with proper use and storage this soap should last the entire hunting season. **Limited quantity**Other varieties of REAL lye based, goat milk soap available: Lavender, using real lavender flowers. I love that scent. I find it very relaxing and it helps me fall asleep. $8Honey Oat, perfect for dry skin. It leaves your skin feeling soft and creamy. $8Pine Tar, this has medicinal properties. Great for eczema, psoriasis, poison ivy, bug bites, dermatitis and other skin conditions. $8All soaps should last several months with proper use and care. Grab a genuine sisal fiber soap lather bag to use every time you bathe. All natural plant fiber provides excellent lathering capabilities as well as exfoliation. Store your REAL lye soap in this bag and hang it for best longevity. $3
Zipper cream peas are finally coming in! Many people have been asking for them, they’ll be available on Tuesday $6 each 1# bag, already shelled. We have beautiful heirloom crimson okra coming in now too. It has this gorgeous crimson color sprinkled on it. I love growing these old varieties. Peppers are going crazy!! Get your pepper on See y’all Tuesday at 10am until 3pm.