Brightside Acres
West Virginia Wildgrown®

Fall 2018

September

Location of Brightside's Tea House at Watoga September 1-2. September 3. September 5. Raspberry patch. September 10. September 10. Big Al and the girls on the move! Sunbathing beauties. September 18. Pearl climbing in the Grandmother Apple tree! September 22. Look at Big Al now! Hanging out with Maya, Pearl, Maya and Toni. The new ducklings and the Fab Four are becoming a flock. September 23. Big Al is becoming quite the rooster. September 26.

October, November

Green onions & Swiss chard. October 3. Yay! Garlic! Little Pearl, our Lakeshore Egger born in May has begun to lay! October 9. Goodie bags prepared for my October 15 US Tours Tea Tasting. Wake Up Sunshine packaged and ready for sale. October 11. Brightside teas and soaps at 4th Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. October 12. October 13. We've discovered that ducks tend to get themselves in a row quite routinely. Clio, Rose and Jake enjoying the mower. Another full drying rack. October 19. Big Al just keeps getting prettier. Honey, remind me how we ended up with so many birds... Runner ducks on parade. (They almost always are!) First snow of the season! October 21. Yay! Our new, second coop is here. Now all the girls will be safe & warm this winter. November 7.

December

December 1. Filled tea bags ready for ironing. Special tea bag sets ready for Christmas. December 5. Baby, its cold outside. Peach raspberry preserves in the making. December 6. View from the Old Pike Road. Big Al crowing. Coconut, Olive and Palm oils for soap. December 7. Weighed oils heating. Melted oils. Miss Clyde's frozen goat milk melting as sodium hydroxide is added. Milk and sodium hydroxide. Oils added to milk mixture. Beginning to blend. Mixture begins to thicken after 3 minutes of blending. Soap molds. The Queen's Jam. December 8. December 10. December 11.