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Helen's Mulberry Lane Farm Journal

March 21, 2021

Recent Happenings

Here is what we have been up to the last week or two.

The construction crew is finishing up my grain storage rooms. We have had three in operation for one and a half years at our new facility. Due to growth of my grain business we are now adding four more storage rooms.


Putting in a/c

Shelving.....many hours of putting in screws!

Gerald has been itching to get his "new" garden tilled at the ARP Campus, to give the soil time to break down and be ready to plant in the spring of 2022. Gardening is in his Dutch blood and it is a great relaxer from his research. We already had two apple trees that were planted last spring. This year we planted two apple, two peach, two nectarine, two plum and two pear. I like to eat the produce and take pictures, so I play my part too!

Measuring the garden plot.
This is the north side or back of the school.

Oh, that lovely Illinois soil!

Tim drilling holes

Gotta have fruit trees!

A quick idea to share. I never have enough gift bags and when I do have any, they don't suit the occasion. I decided to just buy a case of 500 brown paper bags from Sam's Club which were delivered right to my door! The bags come in various sizes. I bought a more lunch bag size for treat bags and a larger size for gift bags. For the gift bags I went with a little larger size that I thought I would need, and the bag can be folded over and stapled if it is a little too big. Then I simply add a name in colored marker, a bow or ribbon, a sticker to two, or a calendar picture (I pick up old calendars at thrift stores and garage sales) and there you have it; frugal, every-ready custom made gift bags!

And we have to eat too....bread rising in my front bay window.



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