Welcome Chesney!

On Tuesday, we brought this little guy home to join our crazy homestead.

He is a long-haired dachshund and is 12 weeks old.

Carson turns the big 5-0 this December, and has always said that when he turns 50, he’s going to get a long-haired dachshund. I tried to convince him otherwise, but he was sure.

Needless to say, I fell in love immediately!

And so did the kids!

Even the sheep and the bunbun are fans!

The big dogs don’t seem to have a problem with the baby either.

Cotter would love to play with him and tries to help when he cries… and Moose is just minding his own business so far.. I think he doesn’t know that he’s ours yet!

Here’s Chesney trying to help me with the chickens!

Despite being teeny tiny, he fits in very well around here and we’re grateful he’s ours to keep!😊

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July Market Sneak Peek #5

July Market Sneak Peek #5 – ReJoyce – lotions, creams, deodorants, lip balms, soaps

Today’s Sneak Peek is ReJoyce. Diane Meyer joined us for the first time in May – the rainy day market – and she was a hit! She makes lotions, creams, deodorants, lip balms and soaps, and she has samples, so everyone left her booth smelling so good with soft hands… and, usually with something from her booth to take home! Her prices range from $1 to $20, so there’s something for every budget! 🙂

We love her mosquito repellent (peppermint and gardenia) and her sunscreen (it really works!), and use them a lot this time of year! My son loves her Orange Creamsicle lotion and lip balm.

You can find her here on Facebook.

And come and see her in person at the Makers and Growers Market on Saturday, July 27 from 9 am to 4 pm here on the homestead at 30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

July Market Sneak Peek #4

July Market Sneak Peek #4 -Ts Craft Garage – pottery, iPhone and iPad stands, copper etched bookmarks, knit scarves, fleece dog blankets and toys

Today’s Sneak Peek for the July Market is T’s Craft Garage. She was with us for the June market for the first time and we loved having her here. She makes pottery, iPad and iPhone stands, copper etched bookmarks, knit scarves, and fleece dog blankets and toys.

Everyone in our family ended the day with something from her booth and we loved visiting with her, too.

Here’s just a glimpse of the fun stuff she brings:

You can find her here on Facebook and here on Etsy. And come see her in person at our July Makers and Growers Market on Saturday, July 27th from 9 am to 4 pm, here at Stevens Homestead – 30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

See you there!

July Market Sneak Peek #3

July Market Sneak Peek #3 – Crafts by Spry – hand carved totem poles, tote bags, fabric purses, and folding grocery bags

Today’s Sneak Peek (#3) is Crafts by Spry – Jane and Dan Spry.

Dan makes handcarved totem poles from two to eight feet tall and ranging in price from $150 to $600. Jane makes tote bags, fabric purses, and folding grocery bags ranging from $5 to $20.

This is their first time running a booth at our market but they’ve been by a couple of times and I’m so happy we get the chance to get to know them better.

Check out their photos below!

Come meet these lovely people and see their amazing products on Saturday July 27th from 9 am to 4 pm at the Homestead at 30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood WA 98292

July Market Sneak Peek #2

July Market Sneak Peek #2 – Fuzzy Britches Fiber – handspun yarn, crocheted items, felted soap, fabric baskets

Sneak Peek #2 for our July Makers and Growers Market is Fuzzy Britches Fiber. Laurie lives here in Stanwood and she joined us for the first time at the June market and was a wealth of information for so many of the things I need to learn including sheep, bunnies, fiber, and farm life. It was so fun to get to know her better and I’m really happy she’ll be joining us again.

She will be bringing handspun yarn, crocheted items, felted soap and fabric baskets, ranging in price from $3 to $35.

Come see for yourself on Saturday, July 27th from 9 am to 4 pm at the homestead – 30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

July Market Sneak Peek #1

July Market Sneak Peek #1 – Lacey Hill – handcrafted jewelry for Pacific Northwest style

Our July Makers and Growers Market is coming right up in about 10 days. We have some amazing makers and growers coming this time. I’ll be posting as many sneak peeks as I can!

Sneak Peek #1 is my very good friend and one of my favorite people on Earth, Lacey Hill. She makes handcrafted artisan jewlery to complement the everyday Pacific Northwesterner’s style! She’ll have earrings, necklaces and bracelets ranging from $5 to $20. Check out these photos of her beautiful work!

I can’t wait to see them in person! You can, too, on Saturday, July 27th from 9 am to 4 pm, here on the Homestead 30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

Market Sneak Peek #5 – T’s Craft Garage

Market Sneak Peek #5 – T’s Craft Garage – pottery, copper etched bookmarks, dog fleece blankets and toys

Sneak Peek #5 is Teresa Winchester of T’s Craft Garage. She’ll be joining us for the first time and is bringing pottery, copper etched bookmarks, knit scarves, and dog fleece blankets and toys.

You can find her in person at the Makers and Growers Market this Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm at 30709 68th Avenue NW in Stanwood, WA and online at https://www.facebook.com/TsCraftGarage/ and https://www.etsy.com/shop/TsCraftGarage

Market Sneak Peek #4

Sneak Peek #4 – Two Medicine Women – smudge sticks, dream catchers, plants, crystals, and drums

This afternoon’s sneak peek is Two Medicine Women. This will be their first time at the market with us and I’m excited to meet them and see their products. They’ve been hard at work all month making smudge sticks, dream catchers, plants, crystals and drums for our market on Saturday.

Look at these beautiful photos of their smudge sticks!

Come see their stuff on Saturday, June 29th from 9 am to 4 pm

30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

Market Sneak Peek #3

Market Sneak Peek #3 – Tie Dye Jana – tie dye shirts, aprons, socks, skirts and more

Today’s Sneak Peek is Tie Dye Jana! She joined us for the first time last month and brightened up the rainy day with her personality and her products! My family loved all the bright colors and we all came away with something!

She has shirts, socks, aprons, skirts and more!

Come see for yourself on Saturday, June 29 from 9 am to 4 pm

30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292

Market Sneak Peek #2

June Market Sneak Peek #2 – Sister + Co. – handmade greeting cards and bookmarks

Today’s Sneak Peek (Sneak Peek #2 for those keeping track!) is Sister + Co. Our sweet friends, Jemma and Max, make beautiful greeting cards and bookmarks. I can’t wait to see their new dragonfly design!

The market will be open from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday June 29th, but Sister + Co. will be leaving around noon, so come early to see them!

30709 68th Ave NW Stanwood, WA 98292