Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fans of Old Crow Medicine Show ...

Michael here (Debbie's erudite son) and I thought I'd share something with you. When mom mentioned Aliza it made me think of this song I've been listening to, Liza by a little known band called the Wrinkle Neck Mules.

You really need to check these guys out. If you're into Old Crow, you should dig them. They're what you'd call alternative-country I suppose, and are a really cool bunch of guys. Sometimes twangy, sometimes bluegrassy, sometimes honky-tonk, so ... all you could really ask for.

If you watch TV, you may have incidentally heard them. There is a Geico commercial with a band playing in the background, and it happens to be the Mules (that's how I discovered them). Just to show you how cool they are, I wanted to learn the song "Central Daylight Time" on guitar, so I sent them an email, and they emailed me the chords four hours later.

You can get that song for free here and when you're done with that give Liza (below) a listen. It's beautiful (but creepy if you pay attention).

pax, amor et muli

Newsletter (1/30/12)

Note: The date says 2011 but we all know it's 2012.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tree Planting - February 14th!

Hello to everyone!

The nights may be cold, but the days are beautiful. We are getting a lot done in the garden, orchard, and outdoor kitchen as the weather has been wonderful. Hope you find some time to soak up the sun and plant some fruit and nut trees this February.

For the past two years, we've been building a tradition at Salamander Springs. February 14 is our tree-planting day. Trees offer myriad benefits: reforestation, wildlife habitat, better air quality, aesthetic beauty, climate stabilization and food. Therefore, we'd like to ask you to join our tradition and plant a tree or two.

Our trees will be planted in the orchard. We'll be planting fruits like apple, pear, plum, nectarine, mulberry, pomegranate and Oriental persimmon. You can sponsor any of these trees for $25. We will use the money to buy an established, quality tree and we'll put a wooden plaque with your name on it next to the tree. 

Tree sponsorships really help us out. Our orchard will be a source of produce for many years, so I'd like to thank those who have sponsored in the past as well as those who will be helping us this year. And if you don't sponsor a Salamander Springs tree, please do plant a tree where you live.

How to sponsor:
Method 1 - Send a check or money order for $25 per tree. Let us know what kind of tree (from the list above) you would like us to plant and what name you want on the board. Here's the mailing address:

                Debbie Waugh
                396 Nelson Road NW
                Milledgeville, GA 31061

Method 2 - Make a $25 donation (per tree) via the paypal button to your right. Send an email detailing which tree (from the list above) you would like us to plant and what name you want on the board. Here's the email address: debbiekwaugh@gmail.com

Method 3 - Call me at 4789523544 and let's work something out. Also, if you have an orphan tree you'd like to bring out for tree-planting day, feel free.

You can sponsor as many as you'd like, and thanks again to all our past, present, and future sponsors! You're also welcome to come to the farm and help us plant our February 14th trees! Thank you all for your support of our many endeavors toward sustainability and education.
                                                       Love, Debbie

Note: you may also sponsor a pecan or chestnut tree, but due to increased costs these trees will be $30.

The delectable mulberry

Monday, January 23, 2012

Market Alerts!

Hello Everyone,
  Hope you all are doing well and appreciating all of the rain that we will be so grateful for during the imminent dry times.  If you want us to hold any market items for you, call me (4789523544) before noon Tuesday for Milledgeville and Wednesday before noon for Macon.  Aliza is baking her delicious kalamata olive bread, and the rest of us are busy, busy, busy improving infrastructure and getting ready for the spring garden.  We have so many good things happening, and so much to be grateful for, including being part of a burgeoning community of folks interested in where their food comes from.  Thank you all for all you do to support the incredible, hard working farmers at the market.  We have created our own special community that works together and, on occasion, plays together.  See you at the market. 

                      Debbie and all of my wonderful volunteers

Newsletter (1/24/12)


The English teacher is guilty of plagiarism! I noticed that I copied a picture of my garden and covered up the name of the author of the second page newsletter article as I was so excited about our beautiful greens. Anyway, the author of "For me, gardening is a form of prayer...." is writer Kayla McLaren, not me. I wrote the article on the first page. Sorry for the sloppiness.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend at Mump Mump's

Here are pictures from Katie and Abby's weekend sojourn to hang out with their Mump Mump, Salamander Springs style.

First, an attempt to ride Artie.

Notice how clean the pants are here (compare later).

We found some eggs!

And then Abby tried to lay some.

Mump Mump read some Dr. Seuss when we took cover from the storm.

Katie tried her hand at "drawing in the mud with a stick".

Here's the Palace Flophouse and Grill.

And here's an inside shot.

Pants update.

Checking out baby plants in the greenhouse.

Abby's next choice of reading material was a bit heavier.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Market Alert!

Hey Everybody!

           Thanks to all who came to Hancock Street today at 4:00 at Sid's CSA for bread, apple butter, and orange marmalade. Tomorrow (Wednesday) we will be at Mulberry Street in Macon at 3:30 with loads of farm goodies. Hope to see you at there.Call me @ 4789523544 and leave any special orders that you would like to pick up tomorrow. Thank you so much for your support of all of my volunteers and farm projects. 


Newsletter (1/16/12)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Market Alerts!

Great news! Our incredible bakers have returned and are firing up the wood-fired oven at daylight tomorrow. They are baking beautiful French baguettes, succulent semolina, wondrous wheatberry, and rosemary kalamata olive bread, plus making apple butter. Call me at 478-952-3544 and leave any orders on my voicemail, or e-mail me before 8:00 pm tonight (Monday) for Milledgeville orders or before 8:00 pm on Tuesday for Macon orders. Aliza and En Jeung are fantastic bread makers, and I am excited I can plant in the garden instead of keeping that oven going for hours!

Also, the all new Milledgeville producer-only market will be opening this Saturday, January 14th, from 9 am to noon at the parking lot behind the First Presbyterian Church / 210 South Wayne Street, in Milledgeville. We are very excited and hope you will come out and meet all the local farmers.

We will be on Hancock Street at Sid's CSA dropoff at 4:00 on Tuesday with our bread and other items and Wednesday at 3:30 at the Mulberry Street Market in Macon. See you there!

Thank you all so much.