Letters from Home

July 31, 2014

Good afternoon to all our friends of the Ashery,  


     We are blessed with another beautiful day. I hope everyone is well and enjoying summer as it is slipping by very fast. We have had a couple days already that felt like fall is coming.


      The gardens are doing well except the tomatoes are slow in ripening. The green beans are almost done. My green bean plants were very nice and bug free. It must've been the cold last winter that froze out the bugs. Late cabbage has been transplanted and carrot seed put in the ground for a fall garden. I want to sow radish seed again, also.


     This was a good year for lilies. Must be they like moisture because my Day Lilies were very nice, big, and bright.


     Does anyone have an idea how to get rid of quack grass runners in a perennial flower bed? They keep getting worse even thought I pull some out.

     Horse Progress Days at Mt Hope was well attended with a report of having 20,000 people there on Friday, July 4th. A lot of people also enjoyed the Family Farm Field Days on July 18th-19th.

     The Annual Haiti Benefit Auction is to be held at Mt Hope on Labor Day weekend.

     On Sat, August 2nd, from 10-4 a diversified farm near Wilmot hosts their third annual Threshing Day, an event for the whole family.
    I picked my first ripe tomato today so I had a BLT for supper. With fresh homemade bread still warm from baking, romaine lettuce, no nitrite bacon, Heidi Ann Lacey Pepper Cheese, and fresh cucumbers it made a delicious meal. The bread was made with 100% Organic sprouted whole wheat flour.


             "If you want to break a habit, drop it." 
                       God is faithful   - Sovilla    

Letters from Home

July 21, 2014

Hello again to all of you! Hope you all are doing fine and enjoying your summer.

I've always wished that I could have a long fall season and in some ways I feel like I'm getting that wish with the fabulous cool weather that we've been having. Life continues to be interesting around The Ashery with our expansion due to open in September! (stay tuned for exact date) Painting, drop ceilings & finishing floors are the activities of the day right now. Coming right up we will be moving our current warehouse into the new facility and converting our current packaging and warehouse into retail space. We will be doubling our retail space and adding 100s of new items!  So excited to see it all come together and share it with you!

This week has also been a sad week over the recent years for me and my family. As many of you know my father passed away in July 2004. July 22nd marks 10 years that we buried Dad. As we visited his grave a few days ago I stood there and recalled the darkness if that time and how God has made a way in the past 10 years through that darkness. It brings me to realize again that all I ever have been and all I ever will become is only because of the goodness and mercy of God! My mind also went to the book of Isaiah in the Bible chapter 53 verse 5 where it says, he was wounded for our transgressions he was bruised for our iniquities and by His stripes we are healed. Not only did Jesus die so that I could be forgiven of my sins, I find that by his stripes I am healed. I have found that as I have taken the pain of loss and the pain of the past to Jesus I have found healing beyond what I ever felt possible. There’s not enough ways to say thank you to God for this. 

Looking forward to seeing you all again soon, have a great day!

Happy Trails, Curt