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Monday, December 30, 2013

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Small Space Gardening Ideas

Hi everyone!

We hope your Christmas was wonderful!

Here it is, just barely past Christmas and all I can think about is gardening! LOL I look out at all the snow and my brain is thinking about Spring and planting!

So, I thought I would share a few fun ideas I saw from Mother Earth Living.

We can start daydreaming together!


A Hanging Gutter Garden. This not only takes up little space, it could be used as a privacy screen type thing.


How about planting an Indoor Fairy Garden. You could have a lot of fun with this idea and add all your own personal touches.


Go vertical and recycle an old pallet. This would really work wonderful for herbs and on a small porch or patio!


Don’t forget a simple indoor terrarium. This was my first gardening project that I did all by myself around the age 5. I would take an old canning jar and go into the swamp by our cabin and gather live moss and small ferns. I would create a new terrarium every summer to bring home with me.


I love this cut out oak barrel idea. It creates a pretty step down garden.

Are you starting to think about gardening yet?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Winner! Winner! Winner! And more!

We are happy to announce the winners of our Power of Three contest.

We will need shipping information from each of you and we will get you each your Three (3) Packages of Toasted Pumpkin Seeds But wait, there's more!

Anyone who entered and did not win, if you send us your information, you will receive a special surprise!

Thank you everyone for entering the contest!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Power of Three Giveaway! CLOSED!

Hi everyone!
A couple of days ago we hosted a fun Halloween event called “Potions and Powders” at the MSU extension offices in Macomb County. We had such a fun time with this event. We talked about the magical, mystical and some folklore regarding the use of herbs.
We talked about the fact that the Power of Three is very important when creating charms, potions or spells.
We had a “Potions” table set up to create your own blend of tea.
Keeping in mind the “Power of Three” when mixing up your brew.
We had some treats and learned some tricks.
We all learned some new things and had a great time.
We decided to have a fun little giveaway with the Power of Three in mind.
We are giving away Three packages of our Toasted Herb Pumpkin Seeds to Three winners. And you will have Three different chances to win!
Here is how to enter:
  1. Become a follower of this blog and leave a comment. If you are already a follower, leave a comment stating that.
  2. Be a Friend at our Facebook page and leave a second comment on this post telling us you are a fb friend.
  3. “Like” our DTL Herb Fan page at and leave a third comment here that you liked us.
That’s it! Three different chances to win Three packages of Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.
This giveaway ends on November 9, 2013
Good luck everyone!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It’s All About Pumpkins!

Hi everyone!



Since we are not pumpkin farmers but, one of our favorite products for this time of the year is our Toasted Herb Pumpkin Seeds, we need LOTS of pumpkin seeds!

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We start working with local growers and communities early in the summer to get pumpkin seeds.

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Another pumpkin seed source is from local Pumpkin events. The Trenton Cultural Center hosted a pumpkin carving and lighting festival this past weekend.

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Kids created their own spooky pumpkin face.



There were a lot of pumpkins carved to be lit that evening!

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And this would be the part we are involved in! LOL

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We were thrilled and thankful for buckets of pumpkin guts!

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Of course that means HOURS and HOURS of cleaning and gathering pumpkin seeds! And then many more hours seasoning and toasting them before they are ready to be packaged for sale.


We are dedicated to offering all of you the best quality and tasting toasted herbed pumpkin seeds possible!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mums The Word

Hi everyone!

A few weeks ago we had the pleasure of visiting Mums the Word. This is a local chrysanthemum farm.


When we visited, most of the mums had already been harvested for sale.


Not only did we have a wonderful mini class hosted by Carol the owner of the farm, we got to shop!


Carol has a wonderful  gift shop on the farm! Oh, there was so many adorable treasures!


Wonderful Fall decorations made and ready to buy!


Lots of pumpkins and gourds.


And of course, gorgeous mums! I walked out with 5 new mums to add to my yard! Her prices are amazing and the quality is perfect!

And Carol is a wealth of information regarding mums! I learned so much from her!


This little guy attached himself to Troy and vice versa. I thought for sure he was coming home with us!


On the way home from the farm, we spotted a wheelbarrow at the curb. Well, we can’t pass up a wheelbarrow! So, it came home with us!

If you live in the area, you really need to stop by Mums the Word and check it out! You will want to return time and time again. I can’t wait to go back and check out all the Christmas treasures the shop will have to offer this year!

Here is some info:

Mums the Word

Carol & Walt
23665 Otter Rd
New Boston, Mi

(734) 516-1352
(734) 753-4121

Hours: 9 A.M. till 6 P.M. seven days a week. Except during the Christmas season call for hours.
We are open around the end of August for Fall Decorations,
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Wreaths,  Grave Blankets and Christmas Decorations.  We do special orders decorations. Center Pieces, Weddings, Showers and parties all year long.


Thank you Carol for a wonderful visit to your farm!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Saline Library Presentation

Hi everyone!

Last month we had the pleasure of giving a class at the Saline Library in Saline Michigan. This was our first time at this library and we are hoping not the last time! What a wonderful library! We fell in love with this place!

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Not only was it gorgeous inside but, the grounds were fantastic!

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They even have a farmer’s market in the parking lot!

And how cute is this…they have a little hobbit village!

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The people who attended the class were a wonderful group. We enjoyed the class so much and loved working with Katie. We hope to be back again sometime soon!

Thank you Katie and the great folks of Saline for having us!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Quarter Mania Charity Event

Hi everyone!

Last night we participated in a charity event held by a local church group raising money for their charity, “House of Joy”.


When you entered the event you could buy a “stick paddle” for $4.00 or a “Super Paddle” for $15.00. Each paddle has a number on it and there are ping pong balls with the same numbers. When you pick your paddle the coordinating ball goes into a big box.


So here is how it worked:

At each of the tables there was a jar to put quarters in (the honor system). If you bought the $15.00 paddle, you didn’t have to add any quarters. Basically you paid ahead of time to enter each auction.

If you bought the $4.00 paddle, you would add however many quarters they assigned to an auction you wanted to bid on.

For example, the first auction item maybe a $50.00 gift card to a salon and they placed a 3 quarter bid on it. So, me, with the $4.00 paddle decides I want to bid on this item. I add 3 quarters to the jar and hold my paddle up.

All of the paddle numbers are in the box. They pull out a number and if it is your paddle number you win the item. If they call your number and you did not have your paddle up, you did not win.


All of the vendors donated. We did two baskets filled with all of our products for the auction.


Lots of very generous vendors and businesses donated!


The House of Joy is a facility that will offer support to 14 surrounding villages in Romania. Local residents will be able to take English classes, get job skills, make use of the running water for showers, and have a place of hope in their community where they can learn about Jesus Christ

So, we now know what a “Quarter Mania” auction event is!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

A Fall Festival

Hi everyone!


Last night we had fun attending and selling at the 3rd Friday event in Wyandotte! It was a special Fall Festival night!


There was a chili cook-off and many tents had their chili for sale or, like us, for sampling.


Food and drinks were available.


Of course, lots of fun vendors showed up for the party!


A Haunted old store was there for those who dared!


“That 80’s Band’ rocked the night with lots of awesome music and dancing.

It was another fun and successful night. We had a great time and enjoyed talking with all the folks who came out to have fun and support the Wyandotte businesses!

We want to thank the Wyandotte Business Association for hosting this wonderful night!