Mid - May Newsletter ---
It's almost the middle of May ....Memorial Day is not
far away......then we are on to Summer!
The weather seems to finally be turning spring
like throughout most of the country now --- the orders for fly
spray concentrate, No Fly Zone, Buggzo
and other products are picking up! Summer Whinny's are
beginning to be in demand again as well to protect our horses legs
from the biting flies! People are looking for the latest and
greatest in fly masks as well!
Dog owner's too are beginning to contact us for the
Lyme nosode, paratox,
and the Heart Worm nosodes, we are also selling a lot more of the K-9
Zyme and Joint Juice for dogs! Owner's are finding our Avocado Oil for dogs for
healthier coat and skin!
People are finally getting out more with their horses,
and a lot of the rides for the endurance people are
really picking up --- I stopped by one over the weekend to drop off
product to one of my customers and could not believe the sea of
rigs parked for the 25 and 50 mile rides! It seems as though
many areas of the country are hopping right over spring and going
straight to summer!
Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's day this past
weekend -- we had some pretty high temperatures and beautiful blue
skies to go with that as well! It was a beautiful and
peaceful Mother's Day here!
The "cottage" was moved in next to the barn
and now I am busy setting up shop, setting up scales, purchasing
new bags, the new heat sealer arrived, and the metal shelving is in
place for storage, so I will begin to blend as well as package the
Earth Song Ranch herbal blends from Herbal Wormer to Herbal Hoof
& Joint, MareZyme, Senior Zyme and the TummyZyme
here on the ranch for all of your horses!
Earth Song Ranch is also now big enough to possible
begin shipping with UPS --- we have the volume, that is for sure,
but not sure of the pricing, or if UPS can be competitive, am
getting the pricing from them this wee, it may be higher then the
USPS, but would sure be more convenient then me having to drive to
the post office, so we will see what the options are for all of you
and maybe offer both and let you decide! I know one
thing that UPS does not have the issues that the USPS has, and you
can track your packages as well!
I for one am buying more and more of the produce
coming in to the market, and I found this handy guide that shows
the produce with the most and the least amount of pesticides used
so thought I would share it with all of you! Unfortunately
some of my favorite seasonal fruits and veges
are in the "highest" category so I try to buy organic
Are any of you planting or have you planted summer
vegetable gardens? I have not had a chance to do that so may
hold off and do a fall/ winter garden instead -- I have planted
fruit trees, honey suckle and pink jasmine, and am going to get
some other jasmine this week to plant along the fence lines.
I have also planted boysenberry, black berry and raspberry bushes
and will use some of the leaves as they grow for the horses.
The Mulberry tree will be wonderful too as mulberry is
anti-inflammatory for the horses as well!
I have been composting manure to get the vegetable
garden area ready and have been watering all the trees on the
property bringing them all back to life from their long winter
slumber. There is crape myrtle, mimosa, ash, and some
junipers. The drip system has been put back in place, the
timers are on for night time "dripping" and all is well
and growing more beautiful by the minute!
It is also too late to plant my horse herb garden, but
I will be doing this next year for sure with mint, chamomile,
dandelion and more.
I am in the process of readying an area around the
pear trees and the mulberry tree to plant a summer flower garden in
the next couple of weeks including sunflowers that grow to 10-12
feet tall! I will also be planting bulbs in that same area in