SETTING A GOAL

Moon Calendar

We received ourmoon calendar for the 2007 year (can’t believe a year has already passed; where did the time go?). We’ve always been interested in the earth cycles and moon phases (for one life-school session when we were young we learned to how to tell weather through natural signs around us, tell time by the sun and moon phases), especially for productive planting so we were quite pleased with the easy to read layout of this moon calendar.   It should be quite helpful in our learning to become better, more in tuned (and perhaps more productive), gardeners.

PW Sales

We sold out of the 1 1/2 gallonollas. Last two were sold to a former city of Pasadena official and native landscape enthusiast.    Seems like theollas may be our best sellers (trying not to “count our chickens”). After expenses, we hope to raise at least $2000 net for the website to break even and pay for itself. We have big dreams and plans for this site and our continuing outreach and hope this store makes it possible for us to expand.

For those of you who are interested and live here locally, except for a few dropped shipped items, you can save on shipping costs and pick items up here (and any other items we have in stock). We will be placing another order with the company; so, if you are interested ,let us know so we can order extra!

Today, we added even more items to thePeddler’s Wagon. Check out the recycled tweed skirt, Dr. Bronner’s castile soap (always a favorite here on the homestead), ‘How to Grow More Vegetables’ by John Jeavons (a classic and highly recommended by PTF for any serious garden and city farmer), herbal medicine kit (makes a great gift), Country Living Grain Mill and much more!

What would YOU like to see or be interested in “buying” for your donation? The store is still young and you can help shape its future so we appreciate your input.   We are going to rely on you, our readers,  to spread the word for this site. If we can’t even break even (after all expenses), we may be forced to take some not so pleasant actions.   Hate to sound so “doom and gloom” but just stating the facts, folks.

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  1. Florence says:

    The moon calendar sounds interesting; can you sell those through your website?
    I’d encourage you to increase the book selection.
    Develop your own calendar with some of those lovely photographs you post.
    You’ve got the makings of a really good book about PTF–chapters on gardening, animals, herbal remedies, general adventures, water,& fun stuff. You’ve already written much of it here in the journal; it just needs to be organized and put in book form.
    I’m sure there’s much more to add to the Peddler’s Wagon; I’ll think on it & add more later.

  2. Risa says:

    I’m thrilled to see you are selling the country living grain mill. We have had one for 9 years. It’s used almost daily. We have never had a single problem. We started with one of the $60 mills. We have also purchased several crackers and flour mills at thrift stores over the years. And believe me when I tell you, it is worth spending the extra money for the best…. And this is the best.
    I keep a corn cracker in the barn for the critters but all the other flour mills have gone to the thrift stores.
    My husband and I are always saying that this grain mill was one of the best investments we have made on the homestead.
    I hope to buy a bunch of ollas soon. And I look forward to seeing what else you add to your inventory.

  3. Keith says:

    I think that documentary and instructional DVD’s would be a good addition to your bookshelf.

    Whatever good green dvd’s are already out there and/or dvd’s produced by PTF. It would hugely widen the impact of your workshop topics, projects. People are charmed by PTF, and would snap up PTF dvd’s, I bet. (I know I would!)

    Keith