Providence Corner Blog
The Leaning Tower of Peaches on Providence Rd
Everything we planted is starting to come up. Well almost everything. The veggies and herbs are looking pretty good. The flowers on the other hand, the black-eyed susan & freesias, we're not sure about. Only 2 bulbs have peeked through the soil so far.. I'm thinking that aggravating squirrel has paid the bulbs a visit and eaten the seeds! Only time will tell...
Buy any 2 jams & 1 Biscuit Mix $15 + S/H
Biscuit Mix sold separately $5 each + S/H
Jams sold separately $7 each + S/H
Offer good until July 1, 2020
Looks like everybody is sheltered-in with lots of energy and no place to go. Well we decided to start a garden. & got the grandkids to help us. We're starting the cukes, green beans, sun flowers, red peppers and squash from seeds in egg cartons. The basil and dill planted earlier are already sprouting. The lavender & mint was planted last year. Actually the first mint plant came from NC 3 yrs ago. So far we've planted some tomato plants, 1 habanero pepper plant and a couple of squash. The plan is to transfer the egg carton seeds to the garden. We're hoping the Texas summer sun wont burn the plants. It will take a lot of water for this small garden to make it. Might as well get ready for a higher water bill!
w/aWe are excited about the addition of Providence Preserves Biscuit Mix to our gift boxes. They are just in time for Mothers' Day!
We are featuring :
* Any half pint Jam + Biscuit Mix & recipe card $15
* Any 2 4oz Jams + Biscuit Mix & recipe card $15
* Any 2 half pint Jams + Biscuit Mix & recipe card $20
FREE delivery in DFW area
Made in small batches (of course) w/all natural ingredients.
The mix is easy and the jams are delicious!
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A lot sure has happened in just a short amount of time!
Maybe on some level life has changed, dramatically for many, as we know it. The Coronavirus has brought a new day not just in our towns and cities but over the entire world. It angers me that it has totally disrupted the lives of so many people when maybe, just maybe, it did not have to on this scale if action had been taken sooner. Unfortunately, it was not. That said, it is my prayer that everyone who reads this is staying as safe and as well as possible and following all safety procedures recommended by the Center for Disease Control. This pandemic will end one day. None of us know what the future holds on the other side of this BUT we do know WHO holds the future.
As many of you know, I had foot surgery in mid-February and I'm still wearing this very fashionable boot on my right foot. Hopefully it will be off in a few weeks and life will resume (as much as it can given the current COVID-19 situation).
I have more great news to report!
First of all, the labels have been updated thanks to Jack at HD Reflections!!!
" I have a new hero, his name is Jack,
My labels needed help & he had my back"
Secondly, we will be starting a partnership in June with WE Over Me Organic Farm in Dallas
Thirdly, this spring we will be introducing a southern biscuit mix in a gift box with our jams! YUM!!!
Finally, again, the toe pins are suppose to come out in 2 weeks and hopefully I will be able to give the boot the boot!
Well its almost time to start prepping the spring/summer garden, ordering new jars, contacting the farmers, making label changes. and finalizing the 2020 show/event schedule.
I am confined for about 3 weeks due to foot surgery so unless I can do the items above from my laptop, they will be put on hold for a while. I've been told the compost looks good and a couple of farmers have already reached out to us. Now if I can just get the first pallet (144) jars ordered & delivered and the labels changed (the label guy knows who he is) we will be making some serious progress. I will make every effort to keep you posted.
We appreciate your continued support!
Ok, so its very cold outside in Texas tonight and you've made some really good soup or stew or like me some chili. What do you need to go with that? Hot biscuits? Rolls? Homemade bread and homemade jam? Of course! I had that and it was d,e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.
Take a peak! You thought I was kidding about the bread but I do actually bake bread on really cold days and spread one of my jams on it. YUM! They taste good with store brought bread too! So comfort yourself & family with hot food, warm bread and delicious jam.
You can thank me later....
Well, we're 10 days into a new month, a new year and a new decade. 2019 went out with a bang and I am guessing that 2020 will be an interesting year too. Starting to calculate the cost for changes to the back labels for the half-pint and pint jars. We are not excited about having to discard ALL of the labels with the Duncanville address & telephone number and change it to reflect the Cedar Hill contact information. Pretty sure HD Reflections, the signage company, wont be none too excited either. Then again...maybe they will. I think we all know why... So it looks like we may have as many as 13 different labels to change. Ugghh! I'll need to take out a loan to pay for all of these!
2020 you have got to treat me a little better...
In 2019 we sold our product at a farmers market 14 times. We did 7 specialty shows, gave out samples on 5 different dates at the State Fair of Texas and sold our goods at 1 college homecoming. We met up with growers, visited farms or backyard gardens and hand-picked much of the produce we processed. We then spent numerous hours in the commercial kitchen cooking the produce and recording the process. Whew! I'm tired just writing about it!
In 2020 we hope to grow some of the produce in our raised garden beds that are yet to be built by Brother Roberts... The compost bin is already working towards turning dried leaves, coffee grinds, egg shells and fruit/veggie peelings into some fertile soil. Texas summers can be brutal to a lawn and gardens are not excluded. I'm pretty anxious to see how all of this turns out. I hope to record the process from building the raised beds, to planting, to harvesting. I usually had a summer garden in N.Carolina that usually did pretty well. Hopefully, some of those skills I used then will transfer to Texas. Having an ag extension person, (like T.C.) went a long way. We hope to video both the good & not so good aspects of our gardening experience. So, stay tuned to our upcoming adventures and feel free to make suggestions, pat us on the backs or tell us when we messed up, which I expect might be often!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
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