Oh heeey... Listen, I totally sent this blog post out like last week. You didn't get it? Oh man, that's so weird. No. No, it didn't get kicked back to me. Jeez... technology amirite?
Okay that's a lie (and incidentally my least favorite professional-world excuse for "I totally forgot I was supposed to do that for you.") but I'm here now and I'm ready to make it up to you. First things first...
THE RESULT OF ALCHEMY FARMS' FIRST EVER BRIBERY FUELED SURVEY:
After tallying up the nearly tens of results from last post's "What should we sell" survey, we concluded that the top three things people would most like to see from us are:
1) Canned Goods - Our most popular request was for canned goods and preserves. We'll keep you posted on the excellent recipes Erin concocts with the incredible veggie deliveries we get from Thirsty Acres this year. This is mostly because at present all I can get to grow in our garden is onions so... there's that.
2) Honey and Beeswax - Thankfully not the front runner, which will allow me to put off getting bees for another season (listen, I'm not SCARED of bees, but c'mon. Who loves bees?) We do however have some access to beekeepers in our area and could probably direct your requests for bee byproducts if you're interested.
3) Tea/Eggs tie - Not a super-awesome sounding article of clothing but actually a draw between eggs and tea. Eggs will likely be a while to get to selling as we need to do some research through Alberta Agriculture to see what approvals we would need in order to adhere to their guidelines. The herb garden is well on its way, however, so we should be able to offer some teas once we decide on some blends we like. Iris and Rolf, we may not be able to ship internationally because it occurs to me as I write this that a big bag o' tea looks a whole bunch a like big bag o' weed.
That's it for now. We did pick a winner for the 50 dollars to Amazon but we have withheld contact information at the winner's request, I assume because she doesn't want "aunts" and "cousins" coming out of the woodwork to get into the will now that she's fabulously wealthy.
I realize also that we owe you a farm update and I swear it's on its way. In the meantime, here's a little teaser that makes me laugh literally every time I see it. You're welcome.
Thanks as always for visiting and have a great week!