🐓The Farmgirl Monthly🐓
Shopping Guide ~ November Edition
Farmstead Comfort Candles
Welcome to Farmstead Comfort Candles! Bringing farm-inspired comfort to your home. Each candle is hand-poured right here on our farm in the rural town of Lucedale, Mississippi. We use American grown pure soy wax and crackling wooden wicks that lends a cozy campfire like feel. Whether it’s a pie in the oven, apple butter simmering on the stove, or fresh line dried laundry, each candle is carefully crafted to bring you a sense of nostalgia that only farm living can bring. Light one to transport yourself back in time, when candle light was not only romantic, but essential to home life, past the golden hour of sunset.

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Farm & Folk
We are a family of six striving to live as sustainably as we can off of our 3 acre hemp and vegetable farm in the High Desert, Southwest corner of Colorado. Our focus is on regenerative agriculture, giving back to the soil what we have taken and with a focus on low-till and permaculture methods. When I discovered quilting I realized I could turn my sewing skills into art and was smitten. One of my favorite parts of quilting is making natural color dyes for the fabric.I had been dying wool from out sheep, spinning and knitting it, so I had previous knowledge of dying that I applied to fabric. I do all of my quilting by hand and like to think of my quilts as slow-quilts , much like we think of slow-food . Good things don't happen over night!

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Fiber Animals ~ Timber Creek Farm
When we began raising sheep, I looked forward to the warmth they would provide. I did not consider the other ways that sheep would warm us. With quite a few years as a shepherd now behind me, I can see that the wool that sheep provide is but one way they heat our bodies.

The visions of sheep roaming the gentle slopes of a picturesque farm may be heart warming. However it does not portray the amount of heat producing labor that goes on behind the scenes, when raising sheep.

Farm Hemp ~ Scarp Farm
This year has been a year of change for my family and a change for hemp farmers nationwide. Hemp has a rich history. Our forefathers President Washington and President Jefferson grew hemp. President Lincoln wrote the Emancipation Proclamation by the light of a hemp seed oil lamp. In the 1700s farmers were legally required to grow hemp in their fields. Hemp is an amazing fast-growing plant that can deliver so many benefits from being used to make paper, fuel, cloth, building material, and natural medicine among many other things!

Hundreds of farmers in America are scrambling to grow a successful hemp crop this year. Scarp Farm is no exception. We are a small family owned farm in upstate New York that boasts sun grown hemp which is planted, harvested and hand trimmed with love. Each plant is tended to and grown organically. The end of the season finds us harvesting flowers and trimming them with a deep appreciation. We are grinding our flower and making extract to create CBD suckers and candies that can be used to alleviate pain, anxiety, and sleeplessness. Each plant has a high concentration of CBD to deliver effective results for everyone we service.

Flower Farmer ~ Tanglebloom
Just because the growing season has come to a lull doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy flowers!
While farm-fresh blooms may be hard to come by at the moment, you can find dried flowers,
known as ‘everlastings’, in bunches at farmer’s markets during the Fall and Winter seasons. To design an eternal arrangement, take a stroll outdoors with basket and clippers in hand and hunt for interesting grasses, seedpods, and branches.

Next, select an interesting vessel like an antique vase or pitcher (bonus: it doesn’t have to be water-tight). Arrange some purchased or homegrown dried flowers in the vessel, accenting with your foraged botanicals. Enjoy your beautiful bouquet all winter long, no change of water required.

Old-Fashioned Apple & Pear Pandowdy
Looking back in history it’s unclear how pandowdy actually got its name, however they first popped up in regional cookbooks in the 1800’s. Originally designed to use up stale bread as it baked over apples, today it has transformed into a rustic version of a single-crusted fruit pie. The beauty of pandowdy is its simplicity…….no fuss over the perfect crust! In fact, once the crust has baked it is gently pressed down into the fruit juices, then baked further to develop a beautiful golden glaze. This is old-fashioned farm cooking at its best!


Yield: 10” deep pie
1 ¾ c. all-purpose flour
¼ c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon...
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