Where does the week go? Here we are writing another week’s blog and I have to think what all happened on the farm because it went so fast. We have reached 70 lambs and they sure are happy with all the visitors and attention they have received over the past few weeks.

This week, we had another little calf born so that makes three in the past month. We have now have Thistle whose mother is Daisy, Truffle whose mother is Oreo, and our little unnamed bull calf whose mother is Ebony. So we are going to offer out the challenge once again to name this little guy. Watch Facebook for the details. Always fun to see the names that people come up with.

What else is happening with Maple Hill Farm? Brian and I sat down one day and got out the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog and ordered our seeds to the upcoming gardening season. Boy, once they arrive, it is like Christmas to us. We will start planting right away when we get them so that by Memorial weekend, we can start transplanting outdoors. Aren’t you excited for summer . . . love going out to the garden and picking a tomato or cucumber that is still warm from the sun. Nothing better. Make sure to come look at our gardens this year. We offer a “you pick” experience so you get the freshest produce for your dinner.

My recipe this week utilizes peppermint essential oil:


• Dispense a few drops on a tissue and stick in air vents of car for alert driving. 

• Mix 3 drops peppermint with 1 teaspoon carrier oil for a cooling sports massage.

• Mix 1 tablespoon Epsom salt and 6 drops peppermint in a basin of warm water for a soothing foot soak. 

• Mix 2 drops peppermint in 1 teaspoon carrier oil and massage into temples. 

Courtesy of Aura Cacia