We started picking this morning at 8:00. Such a time of hard work and nervous anticipation. The fields in front of my house are turning whiter by the hour.
I also have a new partner in The Cotton Shedd, my daughter, Summer Grace. She is amazingly creative and the most organized person I know. She is bringing some new ideas with her. We are putting the last touches on our studio this afternoon so it will be just right for this Saturday's wreath class. As always we want our guests to be transported from the busy world and be enveloped in the simple steady rhythm of the farm.
Here is a pdf of our 2011 Creating With Cotton Flyer.
We finally defoliated our cotton and will start picking on Monday.
And that means we have cotton burs again. Below are the dates of our scheduled cotton bur wreath classes. Remember we usually add some dates later and we our happy to accommodate private classes for groups.
Cotton Wreath Class Dates:
10/22 9:00 am
10/28 3:00 pm
10/29 9:00 am
11/5 9:00 am
11/11 3:00 pm
11/12 9:00 am
11/19 2:00 pm
Check out this great video here
We will be visiting with Jan about Holiday Traditions on KFYI 550 am today from 3:00 until 5:00. WARNING: Don't listen while hungry because Jan and Mama always have the best recipes around.
Go on over to Fill Your Plate where one of the great dishes, pumpkin pie cake, we serve on the farm is featured by Jan D'Atri. I love how the article starts out...
Two things I’ll always remember about this week: how miserable I made Rodney Shedd; and Tiffany Shedd’s fabulous Pumpkin Pie Cake.
BY THE WAY....You can also eat some of this delicious cake on Friday at our Quilting Bee. It is a great deal - you can fill your heart and soul making quilts and your tummy with lots of good food.
We are changing our November 13th cotton wreath class to 3:00pm. I can guarantee guests can pick their own cotton burs for this date but I do not know if we will have any bolls left. Depending on how fast the roods go through the cotton we may or may not have pick your own burs by the the 19th. I will know closer to that date.
Please don't forget our quilting bee this Friday night!!
This Friday's class is full and we will be doing a fun little video during the class with Jan D'Atri sponsored by Sanderson Ford. Make sure you sign up for a class as they are filling fast.