Archive for Pugs

Tate says… “Be good to the earth.”

Being Eco friendly is sooooooo CUTE!
One day in particular, I overheard Tate saying to her pug dog Gigi, who was chasing her chickens “Chickens are friends, not food.” Not that Gigi would ever hurt them, but it was more like our little black pug was dying for someone to play with. But it went right along with who Tate is becoming, moving away from meat, one kind at a time. First it was beef, then pork, and now turkey is “iffy.” I know one day she will probably go vegetarian, which is totally fine with us.
I have always accommodated for my vegetarian friends at dinner parties and bar-b-ques. Often I find myself skipping meat in many meals these days. But I also have the worst digestion system and stomach from years in advertising you know, LOL. She also is the one who inspired us to hang cloths outside to dry and recycle all our water bottles.
Tatham, better known as Tate, is a fun-loving teenager who loves to wear pendants and jewelry, fun t-shirts and wild colored flip flops all with a green element when she can. We are very proud of her!
That's our Girl!
When I started Middleburg Folk Art Studio I wanted it to be green to use recycled elements and paper, never wanting to hurt the environment, or me the person who was making it. Papier Mache is the the ultimate recycled material. The little apple (Tate) did not really fall far from the tree.
Our new series is all about being good to the earth, the environment and nature. Inspired by  Tatham and her love for animals, nature and being green. We created this new line of pendents, using her words in a lot of them.
Our new series featuring Animals.
My daughter Tate will also be helping to create them this summer while she is on break. She is a talented artist in her own right and a helpful joy to have around the Studio. Hope you enjoy our new jewelry pieces!

The whole staff needed to get in on the shoot last week on one HOT NC day!

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Chickens Have Returned to Nehucky Farm

Our baby chicks

Lots of bustling going on here at the farm, new baby chicks were brought home on Sunday. The breed is Golden Laced Polish Top Hats, they will look like they are all wearing hats when they grown up. They were born on Wednesday, and this is their first on the grass outing. Otherwise the are living in a converted dog kennel half, with their warming light on 24/7. They have been really good so far, funny they know where the food and water bowls are right away. Below is picture of what they grow u to look like! How fun is that.

Darling where is my coop?

The lettuce and spinach garden also has been started. Tried to start the seed indoors and then transplanted but it did not work out so well. So just planted a second round in the bare spots, that’s what all the peat is. The center ring is spinach, Brussels sprouts around them, arugula in the next ring and finally muslin greens all around. We have already had our first salads from the baby greens, and let me tell you it is shocking how much better it tastes. My goal was to stop buying those organic bags of lettuce mix at the grocery. I’m off to a good start.

It really is just a patch, but give it a week or so...

Pansy’s are in all the urns now and filling out, watering here in North Carolina is challenging, the warmer weather and the wind plus soil that is very sandy, makes everything dry out faster.

Hi do you guys want to play?

Little GiGi is hanging in after the passing of VeeVee she still is acting like she lost her best friend. So were are doing extra cuddling with her! We would just like to thank everyone who left messages and sent private e-mails, about our loss of our dear VeeVee, it was so kind of everyone!

Thank you Everyone!


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