We are excited to be participating with the Richmond Herbalism Guild for the May 29th Memorial Day event at Forrest Green Farm.
Mo from the Heathen Homestead will be teaching a brief workshop on IBS/Crohn’s and Herbalism. Other members of the Richmond Herbalism Guild will be presenting on other topics. We will hopefully have a flier image with more info to add to this post soon!
Forrest Green Farm Herb Festival on Memorial Day
“We will be spending the day at Forrest Green Farm for their annual Memorial Day festival!
The Richmond Herbalism Guild is so happy to be participating in the festival this year— its our first time! There will be free educational talks, organically grown herb and veggie starts, and all the makings for a fun filled day at a local herb farm
Talks and sample products will be provided by the following guild members and their businesses at the “Richmond Herbalism Guild Booth”
RHG Founder Laura’s Botanicals LLC. ” Teas, poultices and soaks in Herbal First Aid” + “Developing a Materia medica”
RHG Founder Moon Flower Apothecary “Lunar Cycle Plant Infused Oils: Infusing body oils by the moon”
Heathen Homestead LLC. “Crohn’s and herbs”
Winged Roots Creations LLC. ” Wildcrafting”
New Moon Botanica “Herbal Aromatherapy”
Black Apron Soaps
Wild Earth Oracle “Aromatouch Hand Techniques”
See you on the farm!” – Richmond Herbalism Guild
The Heathen Homestead is very excited to be vending at the Ashland Farmer’s Market on the 4th Saturday of each month starting in May!!! The market is at 121 Thompson Street Ashland, VA 23005 on Saturdays from 9am to Noon from May through October.
Come out to see us and buy herbal medicinal plants, teas, balms, salves, and more!
Please like and share the Ashland Farmer’s Market Facebook Page
We have new animal signs for sale, with a bunch of great ones in the works as well.
Wooden pigs are $15 each, with two distinct snout options.
Buck signs are $30 each
We are excited to announce that we will be vending at the Mineral Farmer’s Market this upcoming season! Saturdays from 8am – 1pm please come out to support us and other vendors!
We will be bringing herbs, plants, teas, salves, balms, cuttingboards, signs, woodcrafts, tinctures, vegan baked goods, and produce from our farm!!
The market is at 81 Louisa Street Mineral, VA
We will be there most, but not all Saturdays.
The Mineral Farmer’s Market Facebook
We planted our oats today for our Milky Oats tincture and wholesale milky oats. We also added garden vegetables to our greenhouse and got more pots ready for fledgling plants.
It is hot enough in the greenhouse today that we are leaving the door open and adding windows sooner than we thought we would need to.
We wanted to share some pictures of what a family farm or business sometimes looks like. Our latest project has been building a greenhouse to use for starting seeds. We investigated prefab greenhouse kits and were not impressed with their durability or price. We priced out the lumber and realized it would be cheaper and sturdier to build our little 6′ x 12′ space ourselves.
The weather has been so nice it almost seems like a greenhouse would be unnecessary this year, but we have a feeling it will snap back cold at least one more time. But thanks to the lovely weather it is safe to bring the kids out with us while we work on many days.
We hope that early exposure to the outdoors will help our kids become instilled with a love of and respect for Mother Earth.
We used mostly 2’*4′ material to build the frame. The structure is not attached to the ground so it will be moveable. We will probably stake it down for the season just so a big wind doesn’t try to snatch it. But the lumber makes it a pretty heavy greenhouse.
We painted the wood in order to make it look nicer and last longer. Chulainn helped supervise.
We put 4 mil plastic on the frame. We will add roll up sections later to vent the space in the summer. Family farms look like a mama breastfeeding a baby while working sometimes.
We used button cap nails to attach the plastic. Here is Chulainn supervising again.
Bonus picture of our three dogs playing in the 60 degree weather at 7am this morning.
Stay tuned for updates as we finish the greenhouse, start seeds, and landscape to make the whole area look nice! We want to enjoy our space, and eventually make it welcoming for visitors and for hosting herbal medicine classes
Thanks to our friends at the Acevedo Homestead for giving us a tip on how to move our hogs. Food on a stick does the trick to get Penne and Alfredo our 2 American Guinea Hogs moved from our garden where they had been doing some tilling for us, back to their pen in the woods.
We put in some work today with the kids helping to spruce up the beehives for the Spring.
We are looking to get a couple hives worth of bees to start this year. Lost our last hives to wax worms that went unnoticed for too long. We will not be making that mistake again! Always striving to make new mistakes!
The bee hives had to be scraped out and we also painted the outsides to help protect the wood a little! It was a perfect day for painting outside and letting the kids get some sun and play in!
Plans are in the works to have a variety of culinary and medicinal starter plants for sale this Spring. We will release a list of available varieties in the coming weeks. Please support local farmers and buy local plants, not ones from big box retailers!!