Random 5 on Friday – June 7

by Dawn Oaks on June 8, 2013 · 2 comments

It seems like we are right in the middle of transitioning from our more formal school year to summer. There hasn’t been a real clean break this year and many things are overlapping with each other. Feeling excitement building as we see some things about to take off on the horizon.

Here are our Random 5 thoughts related to the excitement:

  1. Our first batch of soap for the summer has just finished curing and is ready for use.  We have a limited quantity, but it will be growing in availability as well as the different varieties we will be offering.  This first batch is always a big hit.  We call it Mosquito Run.  Scented with essential oils, it acts as a natural bug repellent without all of the chemicals and toxins of most commercial bug repellent products.  Just shower and go!
  2. IMAG0243We have found a wonderful fit between our oldest daughter and an opportunity for her to volunteer at our local library.  She has thoroughly enjoyed the work and the people.  Her dad and I love this stepping stone in her preparations for her first job away from the farm and also the responsibility of getting her driver’s license.
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  3. Yesterday was a glimpse of excitement into our upcoming school year.  I had the opportunity to go with friends to a local curriculum consignment sale and hit the jackpot.  A little over $300 of curriculum of things we specifically needed for core subjects for next year for half the price.  Some of the items actually look brand new.  What a blessing!
  4. We had the opportunity to review an art curriculum recently that the whole family tried out.  Our youngest has really taken to it.  He has decided to start putting a lot of time into his paintings and then sell them as part of our #5 Random thought that comes next.
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  5. Our exciting #5 for this week is that we are getting ready to launch a huge campaign to raise the rest of the funds needed to purchase the land that is currently being leased for our farm to operate on.  A small part of the property can be seen in the picture.  Our ability to purchase this land will allow us to continue our family business, help to preserve a piece of what America really stands for in our long agriculture history, and be a victory in the fight for our rights to feed our families the way we feel is best.  If you would like to help us with this effort, please visit our homepage at www.doubleofarmsky.com.

One of the original structures on the farm.  The history can be seen in its construction and repairs.

Blessings to each of you.  May we all be faithful not to greatness, riches, and astounding accomplishments, but simply to what each of us is called to one day at a time.

For some additional thoughts on how another family’s joy in gardening is being shared, check out Miranda’s Random 5 for Friday at The Pebble Pond.

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Kellie June 8, 2013 at 2:26 AM

Are you selling the Mosquito Run soap? I would like to buy 2 bars, if you are. Looking forward to other soaps you may offer in the future :)

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Dawn Oaks June 8, 2013 at 2:48 AM

Yes, we are selling the Mosquito Run while it stays in stock. Will gladly get you two bars. Hoping to make more tomorrow as well as some cucumber melon facial scrub with ground oatmeal. Other types will be coming soon.

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