Fall Has Truly Arrived !

What’s Happening In our Community Thursday October 11, 2012

Wonderful Fall weather has arrived. We had our first cold snap this last week and I for one was thrilled. I love this time of the year, It’s time to break out the flannel and the sweaters and enjoy relief from the summer’s heat and ticks.It’s a wonderful time to be outside, in the garden, on the farm. It’s a busy time as we prepare our winter crops and harvest the bounty of Fall. It’s a perfect time to take a moment and reflect on the community around us. There are lots of events happening around the area and it’s a good time to be with family, enjoying the bounty of our beautiful region, and appreciating our friends and neighbors. We are making progress in the orchard. The hardworking students of Ag Mechanization with Andy’s help got all of the postholes dug yesterday, and will be setting posts next week. Good Job Folks! Enjoy your weekend and check out some of our local events.

• T.S. Designs is making local, sustainable, organic fiber happen! http://www.tsdesigns.com

This event is this coming Saturday, October 13th:
Come join us for our fourth harvest year and connect with our farmer Ronnie Burleson. This is where is all starts to a making our great Cotton of the Carolinas t-shirts.

10 am – meet up at Rolling Hills Cotton Gin
10-10:30 – introduction of the Cotton of the Carolinas
10:30-11:30 – tour of cotton gin with Wes Morgan
11:30 – out to the cotton field
12-1 – lunch at the farm, bad weather we eat at a church
1-2 – harvest cotton!
2-3 – Q&A, wrap-up and head home


Price – $12/person – includes local lunch
RSVP by October 10th to Eric Henry (eric@tsdesigns.com)

• Chapel Hill Creamery: 10/13/12 http://www.facebook.com/chapelhillcreamery

Looking for a fun activity this weekend? Join us at the Creamery for our farm tour on Saturday, 3pm – 5pm and we’ll show you how we turn soil, sunlight and grass into milk and our delicious farmhouse cheeses! We’ll have hayrides, ox team demos and you can visit the dairy and sample our artisan cheeses and sausages. Remember to bring a cooler for purchases! Located just minutes from Chapel Hill. $6 per car, cash only.

• Harvest Day: “Pigs & Pippins”

Join Old Salem for Harvest Day when we celebrate two classic German food favorites: Pork and Apples. The day will be filled with historic demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family including:
Apple Cider Mill demonstration
Hands-on: Make & Taste Apple Fritters
Food Preservation
Discover Old Salem’s Orchard
Hearth Cooking with Apples & Pork
Preparing Apple Butter
Making Sausage
Heirloom Apple Growers—purchase orchard fresh apples, or buy your own tree
Presentation & Book signing by Lee Calhoun, Old Southern Apples
Puppet Show: Farmer Kater and the Apple Tree 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
& more!
Activities are included with an All-In-One ticket ($21/Adults; $10/Children ages 6-16)

Don’t forget, next week, right up the road in Saxapahaw They’ll be celebrating local artists, food, wine and brews at “Saxapahaw Oktoberfest” on Saturday October 20, more information at http://www.hawriverballroom.com/event/144469/


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