Hello! I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather! We sure are!
Don’t you love the month of May? It’s the time for planting and enjoying nice, warm days! You know the lazy days of summer are near, and everything looks green and fresh. There are lots of things to celebrate with Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and graduations. Here are some things I found about this wonderful month!
Today, May 20th, is Armed Forces Day. This is a day to celebrate all of our branches of the military and those who serve! Thank you!
When there is a full moon in May, it is called a Flower Moon!
The emerald was chosen as May’s birthstone, because it signifies rebirth and fertility.
Be sure to find some recipes which use the very first crops of spring: asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, and spinach. Yum!
Have you heard of these old wives’ tales sayings before?
“Warm January, cold May.”
“A dry May and a leaking June
Make the farmer whistle a merry tune.“
“A snowstorm in May
Is worth a wagon load of hay.“
“Among the changing months, May stands confessed
The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed!“
–James Thomson, Scottish poet (1700–48)
Here’s our outside update!
The warmer temps at night mean that we are out of the woods on frosty mornings! I know Jim is happy with that! There were a lot of evenings that he spent covering flowers!
If you ordered Anderson tomato plants, they are in! There are also extra plants for those of you who didn’t get a chance to order ahead of time!
There are still lots of beautiful and healthy vegetable plants, herbs, and flowers. We have plenty of perennials and annuals. There are lots of colors and different shades of the same colors. Fresh things are still coming weekly, so don’t feel like you are behind! Heck, I haven’t had a chance to plant anything yet, but I’m certainly getting a lot of ideas!
One of the things I love the most about planting….you really can’t mess it up! And sometimes you are pleasantly surprised when you find some new combinations of flowers.
The tea roses have just started to bloom! Oh, my, they are gorgeous! My pictures below don’t do them justice. Look at the icy lavender one….it’s called Blue Girl. It’s a real beauty!
There is a wide array of hanging baskets and planters all ready to go if planting isn’t your thing!
We have many things happening inside as well!
Come get some local homegrown strawberries and rhubarb. Asparagus will be coming in later this week!
Come in for some bi-color corn on the cob. It’s here in time for cookouts for Memorial Day!
We have started to take orders for party trays for graduation parties! Huck’s can make meat trays, cheese trays, veggie trays, sandwich trays, fruit trays, cookie trays, and condiment trays. We have both large and small sizes. The prices and descriptions are in the pictures below.
Memorial Day is only a week away! I have made more cemetery vases with some pretty colors. I will be making some more this week! I am also taking orders for cemetery saddles for the tops of graves. I just made four that were custom made. Check out the pictures below! I can do any color scheme that you would like! Prices for the saddles start at $44.99. They are 3 feet long and 2 feet wide. I know how much it means to us to take care of our loved one’s graves.
Freshly baked breads and baked goods are made daily! Come early if you can, because they go quickly!
There’s plenty of ground sausage in the Zimmerview meat freezer, and we will be restocked with ground beef in the next couple of days!
Who likes meatloaf? Well, we now have Walnut Creek’s Meatloaf Sauce on our shelves! Sounds like a good idea for dinner this week! My very favorite meatloaf recipe is from Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show. It is so tasty, and I bet this sauce will make it over the top!
We got in pint jars of Walnut Creek Sweet Cauliflower as well! Yum! These are sweet and tart at the same time with the perfect combination of sugar and vinegar. There is also some mustard seed inside!
Try some Walnut Creek Mild or Hot Chow Chow. The ingredient list includes cabbage, water, vinegar, sugar, onions, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, and spices. Sounds like it’s worth trying!
The Amish Wedding pancake syrups have been selling so well, that we decided to add a few more flavors to try: Blueberry, Blackberry, and Butter Pecan! You can still find Raspberry, Strawberry, and Peach! We are also restocked with New Hope Mills Complete and Buttermilk pancake mixes. My family loves breakfast for dinner, so these pancakes are definitely on our rotation.
Don’t forget to get a .79 packet of sauerkraut. These are sitting on top of the deli case. We have pints and quarts, but this is perfect for a lunch or for someone who is the only one in the house who likes sauerkraut!
Everyone loves chps and salsa! I want to highlight the Jose Madrid Salsas that we now carry. First of all, this is a local small business out of Zanesville. They have so many varieties. We are carrying Garden Cilantro Salsa Mild, Peach Mild, Spanish Verde X X Hot, Mild, Hot, and Pineapple Mild. There is one for everyone!
There are lots of ideas for gifts for all occasions! There are gift cards, crafts, and items from Duck Creek Candle Co., Forever Caroline, and Cornerstone Homestead. Check them out if you haven’t already!
We are ready to start having you sign up for our next two classes! We will be adding classes this summer as well, so keep checking each week! (I’m working on a gardening class!)
Thursday, June 8th: Americana Pallett Painting Class
We are going to be painting a wooden pallet like an American flag! This will be perfect for your front porch, front stoop, leaning against a picket fence or against a tree in your yard. The cost will be $45.00. Since we can be outside, we can have up to 20 people! Come out and join me for a great summer evening together! Please sign up for this class by June 1st, so we can get enough palletts!
Friday, June 16: Monthly Welcome Sign for Porch (Class #1)
Thursday, June 22nd: Monthly Welcome Sign for Porch (Class #1)
We are offering this class twice! You can sign up for the first class either June 16 or June 22. During this class, Duffy is going to show us how to make the wooden sign and 4 seasonal icons! The price for this class is going to be $60.00. Please sign up by June 9 (for first date) or June 16 (for second date), so she can be ready for these evenings!
Thursday, July 13th: Christmas in July: Cross stitch Ornaments
We are going to be cross-stitching ornaments for Christmas. We will start them, and then you will be able to keep working on them at home. This kit includes 4 cross stitch ornaments: a deer, a Christmas tree, a cozy house, and a snowman. You will get everything from start to finish for this project. No need to know how to cross stitch before you come….I can teach you! Cross stitching is not only fun, but so relaxing! I love it so much! Cost will be $35.00. Please come out and learn this old fashioned art!
Friday, July 14th: 8 Monthly Icons for Welcome Sign
Thursday, July 20: 8 Monthly Icons for Welcome Sign
This is a continuation from June’s Welcome Sign. Duffy will help us make 8 more month themed icons to add to our welcome signs. This add on class will cost $40.00.
July class: Date TBD: Christmas Heirloom
August: TBD: Fall Mason Jars
Would you like to book a private class for your friend group, family, church group, work group, etc. Call in or message us, and we can get a fun class planned!
Deli Specials this Week: will be decided shortly
Online ordering for the Sandwich Shop is available. Lunch delivery to businesses 11-1 daily.
M-F 9:00-6:30 Sat 9-5 Sun 11-5
Thanks for all of your support! We hope you have a wonderful week!
Jim and Kirsten Goeller
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