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Garden Planning

Now is the perfect time to be working on getting your garden beds or containers ready for planting! Cool season crops are very happy to grow in these temperatures – Spinach, kale, lettuce, radishes and peas are all great for … Continue reading

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Bread Lab – Round 2

Yesterday I worked on a recipe that is a little less challenging than the wild yeast sourdough that I usually make with our flour. I started with a recipe from my favorite Williams-Sonoma baking book and made an adjustment to … Continue reading

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Seed Potatoes

Today we picked up part of our seed potato order. This part came from Vermont Valley – an organic potato grower in Wisconsin. We ordered extra so we could offer some for sale. Potatoes are easily grown in containers or … Continue reading

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Grinding wheat this morning

I’ve been baking more bread than usual while we have been staying home so had used all of our flour. So, this morning we brought the stone grinder out for grinding some of our Turkey Red wheat into flour.  We … Continue reading

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How to Start a Garden

I know it’s snowing but now is the time to start making plans to grow food! Some things you can do while you wait for warmer weather: Determine the amount of space you will have for planting. You will need … Continue reading

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Greenhouse Life

We have been working hard to get our seeds started and growing for your eating and gardening pleasure. The greenhouse is bursting at the seams! We will have our usual selection (plus a few new varieties) of heirloom tomatoes, sweet … Continue reading

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Goat Milk Soap

Here is what the CDC says about soap for hand washing: Regular soap and water clean germs away rather than killing them, but that’s still a key step in reducing infection, the CDC points out. Washing your hands with soap and water is one … Continue reading

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First signs of Spring

We will have Herb Planters again this year and have a couple of new additions – sage and chocolate mint!

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Greenhouse Sunshine

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Seed starting Time!

The greenhouse is cleaned and organized, the seeds, organic soil and Fertil Pots are here and we will soon be in Full Seed Starting mode!

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Creekside winter products

Even though our farmstand is closed for the winter, we still have some of our products available for pick-up at our farm. Please contact us ahead of coming out pam@creeksidenaturalfarm.com 815-467-5259 or message us through Facebook Ask us what scents … Continue reading

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Surprise chore

Today’s surprise chore was adding fencing over the baby chicks. Yesterday we found 4 dead and a Coopers hawk in the barn. It was a pretty big job but we had some fencing that was donated last fall and prefer … Continue reading

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Farm excitement

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Spring Soap

First batch of soap for 2020 is Lilac.                                           Local goat milk, olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, shea butter, castor … Continue reading

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Whipped salve

This morning’s salve trial. I used calendula infused olive oil, comfrey infused coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E oil and lavender and rosemary EO’s I whipped it as it cooled because I prefer the texture. It doesn’t feel as … Continue reading

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Infusions

Today I strained the calendula blossoms from the olive oil leaving a beautiful golden oil. I have some ground comfrey leaves that I harvested & dried in August infusing in coconut oil that will be combined with the calendula oil … Continue reading

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Christmas morning beauty!

Wishing all of our friends and family a beautiful Holiday season!  

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Creekside Gift Ideas (Updated)

We still have a good selection of hand made bath and body items, Honey and some alpaca products. They make great gifts (or gift yourself). We are happy to make up gift bags with items of your choosing! Let us … Continue reading

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Mini Pop-up Market

Mini Pop-up Market on the farm This Saturday from 9 until 1. Still need some gifts for co-workers, family members, teachers? We still have a good selection of hand made bath and body items, Honey and some alpaca products. They … Continue reading

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Gifts for the alpaca/fiber lovers on your list

We have some wonderful hand knitted items made with yarn from our Suri alpacas. We also have great gifts for knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners! Our yarn comes in a 200 yard skein got $20.00. All alpaca fiber comes from … Continue reading

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Creekside Gifts (For others or yourself!)

We still have a good selection of hand made bath and body items, Honey and some alpaca products. They make great gifts (or gift yourself). We are happy to make up gift bags with items of your choosing! Let us … Continue reading

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Creekside Gift Options

We still have a good selection of hand made bath and body items, Honey and some alpaca products. They make great gifts (or gift yourself). We are happy to make up gift bags with items of your choosing! Let us … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market is Tomorrow!

Come out and see us tomorrow between 9 and 2. We will be set up in the garage with hot cocoa & coffee and lots of great products!We will have some favorites from last year and a couple of new … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market – 2 More Days!

Creekside Holiday Market Saturday November 30th  9 am until 2 pm Today’s featured product is our Facial Oil It is a blend of high quality oils : Rosehip seed oil, Jojoba oil, Evening Primrose oil, Pomegranate seed oil, Meadowfoam seed … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market

Creekside Holiday Market Saturday November 30th  9 am until 2 pm We have 2 Lotion Bar formulas this year. Both start with shea butter, coconut, pumpkin seed & Vit E oils plus beeswax from our hives. 100% skin loving butters … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market

Creekside Holiday Market Saturday November 30th  9 am until 2 pm Creamy Body Butter This year we will offer 3 formulas! All 3 are lovely, creamy and filled with skin loving oils and butters! A 4 ounce jar is $14.00 … Continue reading

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Creekside Holiday Market

We are 1 week away from our Creekside Holiday Market and busy working on products. Today’s project is Salt Soak. We will have 2 options – both in a 8 ounce size for $4.00 Both versions have a base of … Continue reading

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Creekside Market Day – Holiday Edition

Our Holiday Creekside Market Day will be held on our farm on November 30th from 9am until 2pm We have been busy making our goat milk soap so it could have it’s “curing time” and be ready for our Creekside … Continue reading

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Egg Update

Our hens are still laying eggs but it is too cold to leave them in the Farmstand cooler. So, Please contact us ahead of coming out if you would like to pick up a couple dozen. Message us on FB … Continue reading

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Winter pasture time

The 3.2 inches of rain yesterday put an end to pasture time for the season but the alpacas are enjoying their new hay feeder.

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