Joy Lane Happenings

Highest Farmers Market Ever - Thank you!

Highest Farmers Market Ever - Thank you!

What a Saturday! The first Farmers Market of the year was such a joy for us. Not one, but two of our customers are retiring, and we are thrilled for them! Congratulations!! It was wonderful to see all of you at market today and catch up on your spring. Normal is getting closer! Katy and I had our second vaccine shot a few days ago and are digging into our hillside garden today filled with expectation of seeing friends and family again. We realized on the way home that today was also our highest market ever! It's hardly the most...

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Introducing Keramikk

Introducing Keramikk

Introducing Keramikk. We designed these coconut candles to be the finishing touch on your newly renovated space and the hard-to-find, perfectly unique gift you give your friends. It’s made with a natural coconut and soy wax blend, self-trimming cotton wick, carefully selected fragrance, and a ceramic tumbler. Every fragrance is phthalate-free, and no paraffin wax is used. Each one features a hand drawn, country scene of Rollinsford, NH where it was made, and is done in a neutral grayscale to complement any space. The label from size to font, like the Scandinavian culture that inspired it, is minimalist. Over years...

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Checkmate

Checkmate

On a fateful winter day when we were cooped up indoors, I downloaded a chess app and told Katy, “It could be fun to work on my chess game.” I hadn’t played in years but had fond memories of playing occasionally with friends in high school and college. Chess is a perfect blend of control and chaos, traps, sacrifices, and the thrill of victory. Even in loss, it’s easy to marvel at the way your opponent beat you, and every game you feel connected to thousands of years of history. So, I started playing ten-minute games. It’s hard to find...

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1st Drum in the Books!

1st Drum in the Books!

We used up our first drum of olive oil! And we used it up FAST! Just finished up the new pump system so each oil has a designated tube and pump and our bigger oil tank ships tomorrow! Now, what to do with a giant drum??? Extra water for the garden? Raft for the reservoir?? Stuff it with pillows and roll down the hill?!What would YOU do with a giant drum?! I'm more excited about having a drum to play with than I am about all the soap it made Joel and Katy #LiveJoyfullyDoGreatThingsCelebrateFamily joylanefarm.com

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Vaccine Shots Scheduled

We registered to get our vaccine shots this morning! April 23rd! Even as we did, the girls asked if they could play their ukulele. They had found it carefully hidden in the closet. On the top shelf. Behind all the board games. Songs rang out and Emma called for her turn in a clamorous uproar that made me thankful for my coffee and grateful our self-imposed isolation might be opening a little. Makayla is scheduled to go back to school, and we’ll be able to hangout with family again. There’s SO much to do. We have equipment arriving every week....

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