Fangboner Farms

A Cup of Chamomile= A Cup of Calm

A Cup of Chamomile= A Cup of Calm

If you’re like us, you think of fall as a time to unwind. What better way to do that than to enjoy a cup of chamomile tea? Chamomile, our herb of the week, is so much more than a relaxation agent (it contains apigenin, an antioxidant that helps promote sleep). Its benefits are far reaching for your digestive system, your liver, and so much more.

“A human research study demonstrated that chamomile tea may reduce postpartum depression and improve insomnia and boredom,” says Dr. Kristal, adding that the herb also has antidiabetic effects, can stop diarrhea, and can inhibit harmful bacteria from growing in the stomach. 

Another pro tip from the doctor: “Several studies suggest consuming a cup of chamomile with meals to help lower blood sugar levels. Chamomile tea may be beneficial in preventing spikes in blood sugar while also preventing damage to pancreatic cells when blood sugar levels are chronically elevated.”

So enjoy your next meal with a cup of our healthy and relaxing chamomile/mint, chamomile/lemongrass/pear, or raspberry/lemongrass/chamomile/lime. So many flavors. So many health benefits.

Fangboner Fridays Presents: A Walk through the Valley

Fangboner Fridays Presents: A Walk through the Valley

If you’ve followed our blogs in the past, you may have read about the imaginative ways that Roland and Liz have approached different sections of the farm. Each area has its own name, from Purple Valley to Beaver Valley to Fort Fangboner! For those new to the Fangboner scene, here’s what you can expect when you visit:

When you first enter the driveway, you’ll be greeted with a lush flower bed leading the way to the Farm Market store and our Airbnb. 

This is Purple Valley, named after the purple perennials that are in full bloom right now. We are so excited about getting this quaint signage to mark this area of the farm!

 You’ll also see a sign for Beaver Valley, and the names origins should be obvious when you see it consists of a long wall made of repurposed materials (limbs, sticks, and other natural materials) donated by our loyal MP & Son Landscaping customers.

 Finally, there’s Fort Fangboner, an area that houses our compost and nursery for seedlings that are just starting out. These and our famous hostas are protected from the elements by the wall along Beaver Valley. To see how things looked in early spring, check out this video. Bonus: there is a critter sighting in this one! Don’t forget to smash that Like 👍button and subscribe to our YouTube channel while you’re at it.

Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin...Sort Of

Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin...Sort Of

Have I mentioned that I am not so naturally crafty or artistically inclined as my mother and sister? Well, here you have my Hudson Bay Blanket Pumpkin: 

 

 

It was supposed to look like this: 

 

Let me explain. I didn’t read the instructions so, when my mother went out to buy materials for our evening of pumpkin decorating, she bought paint instead of what the instructions specified – multicolored painters tape. Ah, well. As we were late getting started, I went ahead with the paint, which was difficult to apply smoothly over the white spray paint. I made this one way more difficult than it would have been if I had taken the time to read the directions.

All it would take to create this classy design (as it was meant to be made) would be to buy black, green, red, yellow, and blue painters tape; then wrap the colors around in the pattern shown. So much for simplicity! I spent the same amount of time trying to paint straight lines around my pumpkin as Cassie did with her intricate design. If you try this one, I’m sure you won’t make my mistake. I’ve been describing this one as a Pinterest fail, so you are welcome to do the same😉