HAND CRAFTED HOME AND GARDEN DECOR

Vintage, reclaimed, recycled + farm grown 
 

CONCRETE 

BURDOCK LEAF CASTINGS 

 Burdock Leaf Casting

This is a one of a kind Burdock Concrete Leaf Casting using burdock leaves from plants I have growing on the property or for April-June casting period burdock plants I have located in the farms' high tunnel.  

Due to size and weight I do not recommend shipping.  If you live in the Cincinnati, OH, Louisville, KY or Lexington, KY area or points within a 100 mile driving radius these items are available for purchase directly from the farm or at area events we are participating in which are listed on our website http://www.meadowviewfarmandgarden.com/

"Burdock grows throughout the United States except for the southern border and some areas of the Great Lakes states. The weed first arrived in North America with the early European immigrants, who used it as a medicine.

The writings of Galen, a second century Greek physician, describe the many curative properties of this plant, especially its effectiveness in soothing coughs and asthma. The North American Plains Indians used the root to treat pleurisy.

The United States imports the dried root of great burdock, called "lappa," for the manufacture of blood medicines, eczema treatments, diuretics, and laxatives.

Oriental and European cultures use burdock as a vegetable. The fleshy taproot contains large amounts of inulin, the same sugar that is abundant in Jerusalem artichokes. The roots, which are actually quite nutritious, may be prepared by peeling and boiling in two changes of water. The stalk may also be eaten, after the rind is stripped off and the inner part cooked. However, its laxative properties limit its use as a main dish. The stalk may also be candied by slowly simmering in sugar water.

Burdock is a slow growing plant, but it can effectively compete in waste areas because its large flat "elephant ear" leaves shade surrounding plants. Burdock likes fertile but undisturbed ground; it is not a serious crop weed because even minimal tillage prevents growth.

The genus name Arctium comes from the Greek word arktos, meaning bear, and refers to the round, brown burs. The species name minus is Latin for "smaller." Other names for common burdock are smaller burdock, clotbur, cuckoo-button, cockle-button, hardock, and bardane."  http://extension.psu.edu/pests/weeds/weed-id/common-burdock

Dimensions:  20 1/2" L X 16 1/2" W

Weight:  12.45 lbs

$75.00

GARLIC


GEORGIAN CRYSTAL GARLIC BRAID

GEORGIAN CRYSTAL var. Porcelain – Often mistaken for elephant garlic because of its enormous pure white, densely wrapped bulbs. Rich garlic flavor and large, red, easy-to-peel cloves make this great roasting garlic. Stores well for a hardneck variety. 4-6 cloves per bulb average. Harvested June 26, 2016. Hardneck garlic has a 6 month shelf life. Just cut your bulb from the braid for culinary use.

Details

Each braid contains 7 bulbs
Small Weight Range - .81 lbs to .92 lbs 5 Available for Purchase
Medium Weight Range - 1.19 lbs to 1.41 lbs 6 Available for Purchase
Large Weight - 1.62 lbs Only 1 Available for Purchase

The only true braiding garlic is softneck garlic and unfortunately it never got planted; however, the layering of the garlic plant gives the illusion of the braiding process. 

Porcelain garlics (Hardnecks) 

Porcelain garlics may be the most beautiful garlics of all and sometimes seem too beautiful to eat. Their bulb wrappers tend to be very thick, luxuriant and parchment-like and tightly cover their few, but very large, cloves. The outer bulb wrappers are often very white to milky and light tan although some some tend to some purple striping as you peel away the wrappers. There are no smaller cloves as most cloves are large and fat (four to eight per bulb), this makes them a great favorite with foodies. 

Great eating garlic

Porcelains are all very richly flavored garlic with an earthy muskiness. 

Great storing garlic

Porcelain garlics store longer than most other garlics, only the Silverskins store longer.

SOURCE: http://www.gourmetgarlicgardens.com/porcelain.html

Great Health Benefits

Overview

Garlic has been used as both food and medicine for thousands of years, dating back to when the Egyptian pyramids were built. In early 18th century France, gravediggers drank crushed garlic in wine believing it would protect them from the plague. During both World War I and II, soldiers were given garlic to prevent gangrene. It was also used as an antiseptic and applied to wounds to prevent infection.

Today garlic is used to help prevent heart disease, including atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and may lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and to boost the immune system. Eating garlic regularly may also help protect against cancer.

Garlic is rich in antioxidants. In your body, harmful particles called free radicals build up as you age and may contribute to heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer disease. Antioxidants like those found in garlic fight off free radicals, and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause over time.

SOURCE: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/garlic
SMALL BULB SIZE              $15.00                  



MEDIUM BULB SIZE        $20.00 
                                  


LARGE BULB SIZE             $30.00                              


HEIRLOOM CORN 

CORN TASSELS WREATHS

Bloody Butcher Heirloom Corn Tassel Wreath

THIS ITEM CANNOT BE SHIPPED!! LOCAL PICK-UP OR DELIVERY ONLY!!!! 

Bloody Butcher is a beautiful dent corn that produces lovely red ears of corn for fall decorations and grinding into corn meal. Each tassel represents a 12' + tall corn plant that was harvested and fashioned into a beautiful wreath fall of 2015. These are the only three I have and will have until we grow the corn out again which won't be until 2018. As can be seen in the close up photographs the tassels themselves have shades of red in them. Each wreath is unique to itself since I am working with natural material. 

Materials: 

18" Straw Wreath Base
60 Corn Tassels
Excelsior Filler
Paddle Wire

Dimensions: 

35" diameter

FOR INTERIOR DISPLAY ONLY

The critters just love to get into these natural wreaths and build nests etc. so I strongly recommend hanging them on the interior of the front door or other interior location of your choosing. Mine has hung on the inside of my front door for years.

LEGEND OF THE BLOODY BUTCHER CORN

Bloody Butcher Corn is described as originating in the 1800′s by the mixing of Native American corn with settlers’ seed. It is often found on front doors when the air turns crisp and used in culinary dishes by world renowned chefs. But for us, the Meadows family, it is a reminder of our ancestors, and this why we strive to preserve the heirloom.

According to legend, the Bloody Butcher seed first came into our family in the 1800′s when Betsey Gibson and her dog, Wolf, were captured by Native Americans. She learned much about Native American culture while waiting to make her escape. Betsey and her dog escaped a year after her capture by swimming across the Ohio River. When she returned to her family, Betsey brought with her the Bloody Butcher seed and the beginning of our history.

Legend of the Bloody Butcher Corn

Betsey Gibson’s granddaughter, Ebby Mullins Meadows, married a traveling preacher named Bill Meadows and was disowned by her family, forcing her to forge a life on her own with only the Bloody Butcher seed and her Cherokee roots to help her survive. Ebby never again attained the wealth she was born into, but she bought a small farm on Cranberry Ridge in Webster county, WV, where she raised several children.

Ebby’s grandson Edgar Meadows began his childhood in poverty during the Great Depression. The Depression had robbed the country of its wealth and the Meadows family of their security. Edgar was forced to help on the farm more and attend school less. The family had only the Bloody Butcher to keep them going.

Edgar would walk in the snow barefoot in order to get the corn meal grist and keep the family going. It was during this time that the Bloody Butcher played its most important part in our family history, because without it, the Meadows family would have starved.

Even after the Depression, it became increasingly harder for the Meadows family to regain the standard of life they were once used to. Edgar Meadows met and married Edna Martin and they bought a small farm in Cottle, where they raised seven children and started working the farm more and more. Edgar realized that the only way they would ever rise above their predicament was with the help of the land.

Now, in 2006, Edgar is in his older years and he still continues to raise the Bloody Butcher. He plants, hoes, waters and harvests the corn all himself, the same as he did as a child and a young man. He considers it his therapy, and there is not a year that goes by that Bloody Butcher corn is not planted. It is the top priority in the garden, because it has proven its worth to him and his family.

The recognition of the Meadows family Bloody Butcher corn meal is such a blessing to our family, especially to Edgar. It is almost like a piece of our history is in every kernel of that corn. It is the telling of our ancestry and a tribute to all that has been, all that is, and all that will be.

STORY SUBMITTED BY Julie Green, granddaughter of Edgar Meadows

SOURCE: http://farm2u.org/appalachian-culinary-landscape/food-story/farming/folklore/the-legend-of-the-bloody-butcher-
corn/

LOUISVILLE/LOCAL SHIPPING: Local Louisville customers are welcome to pick-up their items at a mutually agreed upon delivery date/time/location.

LOUISVILLE AREA/LOCAL DELIVERY: Items can be delivered within a 100-mile radius of Louisville for a delivery fee. Email me for a delivery quote. Local delivery will be made at a mutually agreed upon delivery date/time.


BLOODY BUTCHER CORN TASSEL WREATH                $100.00 
                 

Celebrate the harvest with a Corn Husk Wreath.  

$75.00                   

Limited Quantity Available

SUCCULENTS 

VERTICAL PLANTER 

Handmade succulent vertical planter from materials already located on the property and supplemental plywood purchase for box completion and frame.   Materials: lumber, plywood, sealant (Cabot Clear Solution 3000 Natural), plastic sheeting, loose potting medium (potting soil, vermiculite and cactus, palm & citrus mix), landscape fabric, sheet moss, chicken wire and picture hangar.

We take reduce, reuse and recycle to heart.  Since we use high and low tunnels for season extension we have plastic that would otherwise end up in the landfill when it comes to the end of it's useful life. We thought long and hard about how to best put these vertical planters together to give them the maximum life in addition to the ability to be disassembled if the need arises.  We are constantly shopping the property to see what has been set aside from projects past and how they can be best utilized creatively.  

The entire box, inside and out including frame has been treated with Cabot Clear Solution 3000 Natural in addition to plastic sheeting lining the box to extend the life of the wood box.

The planter box drains naturally; however, you can add additional drain holes by drilling a couple small holes in the bottom.

This vertical planter arrives ready to hang. 

Box Dimensions: 

Frame Edge to Frame Edge Dimensions: 12" L x 12" W

Planting Dimensions:

PLANTED $80.00

COMPLETED $70.00

PARTIAL ASSEMBLE $50.00

YOU ASSEMBLE $40.00

Reclaimed Materials Succulent Planter Box 35 3/4" L x 13 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D

Handmade succulent planter box from materials already located on the property. We took a building down a few years ago and raided the aged wood pile for the frames. The box is made from a wood project scraped years ago. Materials: lumber, plywood, stain, sealant (Cabot Clear Solution 3000 Natural), plastic sheeting, loose potting medium (potting soil, vermiculite and cactus, palm & citrus mix), landscape fabric and chicken wire.

We take reduce, reuse and recycle to heart. Since we use high and low tunnels for season extension we have plastic that would otherwise end up in the landfill when it comes to the end of it's useful life. We thought long and hard about how to best put these vertical planter boxes together that would give them the maximum life in addition to the ability to be disassembled if the need arises. We are constantly shopping the property to see what has been set aside from projects past and how they can be best utilized creatively. 

The entire box, inside and out including frame has been treated with Cabot Clear Solution 3000 Natural in addition to plastic sheeting lining the box to extend the life of the wood box.

The planter box drains naturally; however, you can add additional drain holes should the need arise by drilling a couple small holes in the bottom of the planting box.

In order to plant you will need a box cutter to make a slit into the landscape fabric and succulent cuttings of your choice and arrangement.


Box Dimensions: 33 3/4" L x 111/2" W x 2 1/4" D

Frame Edge to Frame Edge Dimensions: 35 3/4" L x 13 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D

Planting Dimensions: 31" L x 9 8 3/4" W

$125.00

Living Wreath made from Sempervivums (hens and chicks) of various cultivars.  Many colors and color combinations are available. 

Dimension 13" diameter

$100.00

Available for purchase or special order to your color preferences.

Fresh greens Christmas wreath.

Customizable with the addition of various glittered and natural pine cones and ribbons.

Dimension 18"

$45.00

Available for purchase or special order to your color preferences