Baah Baah Blog
Hey Yall Just A Quick Update!
Fall has been amazing thanks to YOU!
we appreciate everybody's input & ideas.
We are finishing up enclosing and heating the front yellow Hay Barn so we will be cozy all thru winter for up coming farm fun in the mornings for play dates, story times and some super cool after school gigs. More details to come
we will have FAMILY FARM DAY on Saturday After Thanksgiving, 11/30 10-12:30
$10 per person. art time, hayrides, animal snuggling and more. please rsvp - we are keeping this to a small group.
(we had hoped to do some camp action earlier in the week but farmer sue's MOM insisted she take a break and come home for the holidays!)
* party spots are almost all gone. 1 remains on 14th & 1 on 15th.
* HOLIDAY CELEBRATION - if you live near Johns Creek - Join us at Mt. Pisgah for a holiday celebration on Sunday Dec. 8th. I will post details on our home page shortly. It was awesome last year. All kinds of crafts, animals, live nativity and holiday cheer.
(i bought the cutest sheep ornaments ever!)
NEW AFTER SCHOOL GIGS - we are super egggcited to say the least.
Orton Gillingham Tutoring for friends with dyslexia & Social Skills Groups.
Call Amy Squires for full details: 678-824-2145
Afternoon Farm Fun time for friends of all ages 2 days a week. Some activities will be drop off & some will be for parents to stay and play. (Hey MOMS we are hoping to get 1 or 2 moms from several area schools to do carpool with friends -- carpool driving moms will get a bonus for sure!
THANKS FOR A GREAT FALL Y'ALL
and do let us know if you'd like to rsvp for
family farm on Saturday Nov. 30, 10am-12:30
Hey yall i was typing so fast when i formated the After School Art & Animal Class I did not put in the correct PRICE!
6 weeks of Art & Animals Awesome After School Art is $180 includes all supplies 4:00-5:30
The rain has to go away soon - at least the baby ducks are loving it! you gotta see them... big big big
We have Family Farm Time from 1:00-3:30 on June 22nd.
pack a snack & your camera and come on out. rsvp greatly appreciated. we only have room for a few more families to join us. $10 per person. for hayrides, art time, unlimited barnyard snuggling & just plain old relaxing! Hand led pony rides will be available $5 each.
Farmer Sue will be at The Chattahooched Nature Center from noon - 2:00 this saturday june 22.
with some super fun art projects for water day. we love hanging with our Nature Center friends - lots & lots to do during the day. Call the Nature Center for more details:770-992-2055
CAMP & PLAYDATE UPDATE:
still room for a few more campers in remaining farm weeks. city is full full full.
room for Playdate friends last week of June & most weeks in July
july has 5 spaces & august has 8 spaces left.
and one more wow - i can't help but be happy:
FALL PARTY SPOTS ARE ALREADY BOOKING - don't wait too late.
hawgsnkisses and a big thank you to each and everyone of you who have made this spring & summer...
sp - EGG - tacular we love you!
Hey yall -- Quick notes:
Horse Heaven class - new details. 5 weeks, starting next wednesday 24th, 4-6pm, $245, bring a bike or riding helmet & a snack. Loads of in the saddle time, grooming time and ART. limit 9 kids!
SUNDAY MAY 5th - Family Farm Day - Sheep Shearing & Cinco De Mayo Celebration. I'm not sure who is more eggcited - the sheep or the donkeys! tickets are prepay rsvp only $12.50 each. children under 3 are $5.50. This day always fills up fast. Don't miss out.
MONDAY FUNDAYS: MOMS ARE FREE Monday AFTERNOONS! 3-5:00, pack a snack & get on over here. All the animals will be out for loving & brushing, the hayride will be hopping & Art Art ART of course! Kids $10 please rsvp to farmer sue: 678-319-0286 no coupons on monday afternoons.
Next APRIL Morning Playdate Available is Friday May 26th -- All other dates are maxed out!
MAY PLAYDATES: 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14 & 15.
MAY PARTY SPACES ARE FILLING UP AMAZINGLY FAST THIS YEAR!!
CAMP CAMP CAMP-- we still have space available most weeks!
call farmer sue to rsvp or if you need additional info on activities 678-319-0286
or email me! ToFarmerSue@yahoo.com
MONDAY APRIL 8TH -- afternoon playdate 3-5:00
from freezin to fryin - and back again.
That's february for sure.
Soon as the daffodils pop we get chilly willy weather - the snowflakes on saturday did look like glitter coming down in the barnyard. I have to admit the multiple snows 2 years ago gave me enough of a thrill that I can still wait a little longer for snow.
Last weeks warm weather did allow me to finish out all the new raised beds on the pasture end of the garden & I'm proud to say i built them all myself -- and did not even whack my thumb 1 single time - woowhoo.
We got all the strawberry plants transferred to their new beds and filled the other with fresh compost - and wow that stuff was beautiful - almost a year & 1/2 old --
with the chilly weather sending me back inside - I finally got my seeds ordered - loads of heirloom tomatoes & more. I went a little crazy and order more asparagus (3yr stock) hopefully my bed will sprout some great numbers this year since they are now 3 years old. They never made it to the table... we stood right there in the garden and gobbled them down - yummy. crunchy. delish. i want more more more.
Looking forward to a great day on the farm tomorrow - monday - happy birthday Abe & George! We have lots of friends coming out to celebrate in the sunshine.
ok, i'm gonna try my best to get more farm n garden pix up here this year along with art and other fun stuff.
xxo farmer sue
It is Thursday Nov. 15th. Wow as I look at the Cow-lendar I have such mixed emotions. We are winding down a little in one way and ramping up in another. October was crazy busy -- 1 day off in 31 -- all good -- all smiles.
Last Saturday when I was taking the day off - LOL - one of my farmtastic photographer friends Ashley Blencoe was out shooting family portraits and asked what I was doing as I was pulling everything out of the store room & ripping thru the garden... I said well it is my first real day off and I just wanted to get in the dirt and get organized. She laughed. Her Client laughed and they both said... oh sister you need some re-programming! A day off after a month like yours deserves a day at the spa, get your nails done, your hair done, or get a massage!
I just smiled... that dirt. this dirt. this tiny little farm is my everything. it holds me together. it keeps me grounded. it gives me focus. it gives me purpose. it is my world.
This fall & winter I hope to post more. MORE funny things, educational things, cooking with kid things, and farm things. I'm addicted to PINTEREST where I collecting great kid activities, recipes, spa lotions & potions, party ideas, garden ideas egg cetera.
To all my grammar teacher friends - don't grab the red pencils & let me know about typos - just think of it all as rough draft of a novel farmers day.
With that said, I am posting one of a sweet article about why girls need horses in their lives. I read one similar to this in the AJC over 20 years ago & enjoy.
WHY HORSES ARE GOOD FOR LITTLE GIRLS by By juliaeverheart
(if you like this go to her site - so many wonderful things to read)
Hey pack a snack or picnic lunch and get on over here!
It is gonna be absolutely baaaah - u -tiful out there.
I cant remember if i blasted out to everybody on thursday night or not.
so apologies if you get this 2x
WE WILL HAVE THE PONIES SADDLED UP AND READY TO GO!
$10 per person as usual + $5 for a handled pony ride.
no need to call - im headed out to set up now.
xxxo farmer sue
ps i will have the fall cowlendar - finished up shortly - we are gonna have some summer camp days in nov & december -- drop off camp style days - great for moms to go get some shopping done!
I love love love the art my peeps do in class at school and here at TheArtBarn and would love to see YOU use it for holiday gifts, birthdays and more.
Super easy to do with my favorite company: VISTAPRINT.com -- I am a graphic designer by trade for oh.... 20+ years before becoming FARMER SUE - the luckiest girl in the world (thanks to you and your peeps) and I love this company - they offer every type of product you could slap an image on to and their prices are far better than anybody else I've found.
First find an awesome or as we say around here FARM-tastic piece of ART you love from your amazing artist/peep. Shoot it with your phone or digital camera and follow my instructions below. You may not even need my directions - but they are here for back up if you get lost in the process online -- the guys at Vistaprint.com are in Jamaica & I love chatting with them - they will jump in and help you at any point -- just call the 1-800 number.
You can create 5x7 glossy folded note cards, with your childs art on the front. blank interior (or add a message) and finish out with a cute pix of your child on the back with name age etc and title of work.
I just ran thru the entire process below. Takes maybe 30 mins or less. 100 cards cost $68 plus shipping and they come with envelopes. You can replace the white envelopes with colored ones from one of the Office Supply companies. Just tie them up with raffia or a ribbon and you are ready to go!
first. shoot your artwork with your digital camera or phone, email it to yourself at a higher resolution (dont go more than 1mg)
open it an name it on your desk top.
go to vistaprint.com
select HOLIDAY CARDS there is a vertical & horizontal version. select which one fits your art best. (pears of course are vertical for my amazing friends at school who just painted these)
click the product you want.
the 2nd product is the 5x7 blank folded card TALL -- perfect!
click -- select design
they will ask you upload your image -- HIT BROWSE to find it on your desk top -- it will take a moment to upload.
if the image is headed in the wrong direction - there is a button to the left that says ROTATE.
if at any point you have trouble or are struggling - call the 800 number and they will pop it right in for you. they are in jamaica so i love chatting with them --
once your image looks good on front of card hit NEXT
You will see your image full bleed hit ok or next.
click to select INSIDE card.
remove all the samples text.
there is a button below image of card - click it.
there may still be other text left. click each block & delete.
if you are using them as blank note cards -- erase everything.
you may also like to type a tiny block of text centered at the bottom with something fun like
Portrait of a Pear
painted by John Smith, Age 6, Fall 2012
there is a FONT button at the top that allows you to pick size, style and color and centering
again if you have any trouble just ask the guys to help.
ok you are about done.
now select the quantity you would like, the cards come with envelopes
next they will ask you about paper stock:
the glossy stock that is “included” is nice - you can bump up in additonal heaviness of paper if you want for a surcharge.
now hit next.
they will ask about envelopes -- select blank white for free
now you can select an image for the back of the card.
you can put a pix of your adorable artist, age, etc.
(you may want to take text our of inside of card in the center spread or leave it there)
now just keep clicking next til you get to check out.
they are gonna show you a million things to put it on! (there are some cool notebooks and other things - you may want to take a peak)
hit check out -- review -- done!
use a credit card to pay or paypal.
finally - you will hit shipping & they will calculate fees & turnaround.
viola -- your child is in PRINT!
and seriously you can ask the guys on the 800# for help at anypoint.
if there is a spot to say who recommended you put in:
susan shaw ToFarmerSue@yahoo.com is my info.
I used 100 as my order number figuring i could do 10 sets of 10.
100 5x7 gloss folded cards for $68 with envelopes.... tie them up with some ribbon or raffia, box them -- woowhoo - a perfect perfect gift for anybody you love created by somebody you love!
there are other companies out there who do this --but i think these guys have the best prices!
if you are a MAC.com person -- upload to your iphotos and jump in from there!
HAVE FUN - you can also upload your image to the several companies and out put on canvas wrapped frames for some big time art wow. will get you a list of those shortly!
just google 'PRINTING YOUR PHOTOS ON CANVAS" several will pop up and the prices are great!
love farmer sue & TheArtBarn Crew at morning glory farm where good things grow