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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gift Sets

Metal shovels and rakes with wooden handles are paired with a bar of our Cornmeal Scrub Soap.  This soap is made with cornmeal ground at our local King Roller Mill.

Soap bunnies have their bellies stuffed with a bar of our unscented goat's milk soap.

 The cotton gardening gloves are paired with a bar of either Cornmeal Scrub Soap or Nitty Gritty Soap (made with egg shells from out chickens).

We also have gifts sets for dog lovers!  A bar of one of our Dog Soaps is paired with a row chew toy. (Pictures coming soon)

All of these gifts sets are available daily at the farm or Tuesdays at Cobblestone Farmer's Market (downtown Winston-Salem).  The garden gloves are also available at Let It Grow Produce (Country Club Road in Winston-Salem).

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Farm Adventures

Lazy O Farm in Johnston County has fun adventures for kids planned almost monthly.
On Fridays in June and July, the farm has scavenger hunt planned, which includes a self guided tour of the barnyard's animals, activities, hayride, playground and picnic area.

After this Friday, the farm will close until October.  It will then will reopen for a month's worth of Maze Dayz--corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayride and more. Visit their website for more details and to see what's happening the rest of the year.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Community Arts Cafe Arts Market

The Arts Market will open on Saturdays starting July 30, 2011 in the lower level of the Community Arts Cafe at 411 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Similar to a farmer's market, the Arts Market will provide a festive retail outlet for local vendors of arts and fine crafts from 9am to 2pm each week.

A selection of disciplines will be featured in the Market each week. The first week will feature 3D works in clays & resins, and 2D works in oils, acrylics & pastels. Week two will feature 3D works in wood, fiber & leather, and 2D works in watermedia, graphites & printmaking. And week three will feature 3D works in metal & glass, and 2D works in photography & mixed media. The rotation of disciplines will continue in this manner every three weeks. Vendors of music and performance arts are also invited to participate.
The Arts Market is a juried arts program making available the highest quality arts & fine crafts in all price points. Arts vendors wishing to participate in the Arts Market may visit the following link and apply as directed:

Call 336-793-8000 or for additional questions.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Landscaping on a Slope

Wendi Hartup, Forsyth County Extension Agent, will present a program on Landscaping on a Slope. Steep slopes can be found in many landscapes, and present many challenges to homeowners and gardeners. They often are difficult and dangerous to mow, contain poor soil, and suffer from soil erosion. This class will cover design options and plant suggestions for aesthetic appeal and to prevent erosion. Location: Arboretum Office
July 20th, 2011 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Arboretum at Tanglewood Park
4061 Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012
ContactRachel Herring at (336) 703-2850

Friday, July 15, 2011

Alpaca Fun Days

July 16th & 17th (10a-3p) Paca Pastures is hosting a fun, free event... Alpaca Fun Days. 

Relax and visit with their alpacas. You'll get to see where all that soft, warm yarn comes from. They have 30+ alpaca's ranging in age from adults to a little fella that was just born July 4th. There will be alpaca merchandise (finger puppets, hats, scarves, mittens, yarn, etc.) available for purchase. They'll also have a spinning wheel and loom demonstrations throughout the day.
The alpaca's LOVE to soak up all the attention, so PLEASE leave your pets at home for this adventure.

Paca Pastures
665 Mitchell Store Rd
Youngsville, NC 27596

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tractor Supply - Pet Appreciation Week

Tractor Supply - Pet Appreciation Week
Date: Aug 6, 2011
Time: all day
Contact: April Bowman
Description: Tractor Supply is having their 1st Annual PAWS event! There will be discounts & specials on pet related items, adoption drives, vaccination clinics, demonstrations and fun giveaways!
Location: All Tractor Supply locations.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Do It Yourself Irrigation

David Goforth, Cabarrus County Extension Agent, will discuss efficient ways to water gardens that can be easily installed by the homeowner.

Event LocationArboretum at Tanglewood Park (Arboretum Office)
4061 Clemmons Rd
Clemmons, NC 27012
ContactRachel Herring at (336) 703-2850

Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Spring Worm Webinars

Recordings of the 2011 Spring Worm Webinars from the University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extention Program have been edited and made public.

Spring Worm Webinar Series

Presentation Links
Parasite biology
Diagnostic tools

The following topics are also available on their website...

Ewe and Doe Management Series

Presentation Links
Late Gestation
Neonatal Care

UMD ANSC 235 Lamb Watch Class

Presentation Links
Nutrition of the ewe and her lambs
Marketing products from sheep

Sheep and goats: a weapon against weeds

Presentation Links
Controlling invasive plants with grazing

If you would like to have your e-mail address added to an e-mail reflector list, to receive notification of upcoming webinars (pertaining to sheep and goats), contact Susan Schoenian at

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4-H Photo Contest

Forsyth County 4-H is having a photo contest.

View the photos and comment on at least one “4-H in Action” photo, one “Nature’s Beauty” photo and one “Patterns” photo to vote for your favorite. 

Please vote before Monday July 11th!  

Email with questions.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New from Buffalo Gal's

*NEW* shovel and rake gift sets!

They each contain a bar of our Cornmeal Scrub soap,
which is made with cornmeal ground at our local King Roller Mill.

These are available at the farm and Tuesdays at Cobblestone Farmer's Market