It never fails that when I have fresh produce (bananas and tomatoes are two of the worst offenders) pesky little fruit flies (of which I can only assume are the devil reincarnate) take over my kitchen. Not only are they unappetizing, but they are downright embarrassing. Luckily, I’ve found a nontoxic fruit (fly) cocktail to eradicate these winged pests. [Read more…]
Last week I could have SWORN that I overheard my mom and dad (the rents) discussing “reefers”. Since it is unlike them to discuss such taboo topics, I disregarded their conversation under the assumption that I must have misheard. Then, later that week I heard them talking about “reefers” a second time. This time I knew my ears didn’t deceive me. As I continued to eaves drop (because how else are you going to listen to someone else’s conversation of which you are not invited to participate?), [Read more…]
Now that we’ve established local colloquialisms for our farm and crew, it’s time to come up with a slogan. You know, a real attention grabber. Something that makes you say “Hey, this place looks pretty cool/interesting/weird” (ok, maybe not weird….then again, if weird is your thing….). I’ve ranked our proposed catch(y) phrases as either Honorable Mention, Bronze, Silver, or Gold as a tribute to the summer Olympics (which is currently taking place in Rio).
Honorable mention: [Read more…]
We made a trip out to our land this weekend and were admiring the custom metal signs that adorned many of the entrances to properties along the way. In typical American fashion, after seeing the signs, I HAD to have one for our property. Literally, my life could not go on until I came up with the PERFECT idea for our entry sign. But what would it say? Do we put our entire name “Majestic Farmacy” or do we abbreviate? And then it hit me. In today’s busy world it is common practice for people to abbreviate their text messages and emails. Acronyms such as LOL, OMG, BTW, ILY, and WTF (which obvisouly stands for Well That’s Fantastic) are widely used and recognized by individuals of all ages. So, in order to keep up with the times, I’ve come up with a proposed acronym for our entry sign. [Read more…]
Earlier this year we embarked upon a joint venture with my parents and purchased 20 acres of land just outside of the major metropolitan area in which we live. The dream of cultivating a large piece of land (well, large for us city folk) for gardens and orchards is both exciting (because I REALLY like to eat) and daunting (because there’s a lot of work involved in maintaining a farm). Before we could start our endeavor we were faced with the difficult task of naming our acreage. After much ado, I am happy to announce we are officially calling our piece of paradise (drum roll please…….) [Read more…]