“And after it rains there’s a rainbow”…. saw one this evening as we were driving in from the farm. Things are really greening up so nicely after these recent rains. Happy to be bringing in more & more pretty,healthy product from our little farm. These Storm Cloud Agapanthus (the dark purple) are one such things as well as the grasses, Crepe Myrtles and more. Look for the yellow stickers on pots that say “gsf” and you’ll know those are some we grew.
Two of our favorite pastimes at Grumbles House are laughing and grazing. And one of our favorite things to graze on besides a healthy meal is CHOCOLATE! While at market recently I looked for a dark chocolate I could get excited about. And I believe I’ve found it in Seattle Chocolate Company. Besides their interesting and wonderful flavors of dark & milk chocolate, I like that they are a socially responsible company from the way they treat their employees, to the farming practices their farmers employ and the environmental protection they practice.Read More
THE NATURAL ALTERNATIVE TO PLASTIC WRAP FOR FOOD STORAGE — BECAUSE GOOD FOOD DESERVES GOOD CAREWrap cheese, half a lemon, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next adventure. Made with organic cotton, beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. Bee’s Wrap is washable, reusable and compostable. We’ve all seen the images — of cast-off plastic bags suspended in the oceans, of beaches strewn with plastic debris. Plastic waste is one of the most important environmental crises of our time. An estimated 8 million metric tons of plastics enter the ocean each year — adding to the estimated 150 million metric tons already circulating there. Plastic already outweighs plankton in our seas, and if we don’t shift course, plastic could outweigh fish in the ocean in 30 years. It’s our duty to choose change — choosing to reuse, to conserve, to protect. We created the staggering problem of plastic pollution in the oceans. But we, too, can stem the plastic tide. If we don’t act now, the waters that surround us may never recover. So every time you go to reach for a baggie or some plastic wrap, think twice and reach instead for some Bees Wrap.
WHY? Having a musician in the family and loving live music in an intimate setting, led me to birth Music on the Porch in January 2018 to give local singers and songwriters a place in Dunnellon to perform where people sit and listen. The artist isn’t back ground music nor so loud your ears ring for a day but the focus of between 85 to 110 minutes of their talent and heart sharing their own music as well as some favorite covers you may recognize and enjoy. Storytelling is encouraged as we enjoy getting to know these folks and how their life has evolved. WHEN? This is your invitation to join us the 2nd Saturday or 4th Friday evening of each month to take in a little local color and enjoy yourself! Like them a lot? Invite them to do a house concert in your home or buy a CD or follow them on social media. Sometime during the evening, we’ll “pass the hat” and hope the musician will go home with a nice show of appreciation in a monetary form for sharing their craft. This is a donation based event. Please come prepared to make a donation to the artist. Read More
New to Grumbles House in September 2018 are the beautiful pillar candles that are “Caroles Candles”. Packed with scent and topped with a little glitter for a slight sparkle, we have them in 4 sizes. Carole makes the candles for a cause. Here’s her story.Carole’s Candles is more than just your typical candle company. We are a story of survival. Our company began in 1996, when our founder, Carole was diagnosed with breast cancer. Looking for a way to relax from the mental and physical effects of chemotherapy and radiation, Carole bought a slab of wax, a mold, and a small vile of scent, and created her first candle. The love she had for crafting her own candles soon ignited a passion which would help her along the journey from being a breast cancer patient to becoming a breast cancer survivor. Carole’s Candles is committed as a brand to help people overcome the effects cancer has on their daily life. Our philosophy, bring a smile to the face of cancer patient, and watch them foster their inner ability to heal by finding balance within, an inner sense of joy, relaxation, and knowing that they are cared for. That is why we are a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society, and other cancer related charities that support the mission to Help Find the Cure. This was the commitment our founder made to herself, and the same commitment we make to others.
Handcrafted by this talented lady, Miss Ellie, of New York City, this unique & beautiful jewelry is something we are proud to offer at Cedar St. Boutique. Her mission is to make remarkably romantic jewels that weather the test of time – in NYC using USA made parts & raw materials: composed of brass filigree, baroque pearls, silver birds, vintage vines & etched lockets, all pre-tarnished and aged to perfection. Combining rare old stock with top quality materials allows Ellie to make unique limited editions. Dane & I enjoyed meeting Ellie and her mother. They are a hoot! Quite a team. Proud moms are the best! Can you relate?
Fall Happenings at Grumbles House Sat. Sept. 1 – NO First Sat. Village Market but take an extra 10% off clearance rack at Cedar Street Boutique Tues. Sept. 4 Composting Class with Lorenzo Mondouy, JR. of MyCommunityCompost.com 10:30 am $20 Sat. Sept. 8 – Open Music Jam on Sweetie’s Cafe side porch 10:30am-1pm Sat. Sept. 15 Lettuce Grow Veggie Forum 9:30am – 4pm Classes all day Tues. Sept. 18 Garden Groupies 10:30 a.m. Fri. Sept. 28 Citrus Swing Band (15 pc.) -our Music on the Porch Artists 6:45 pm -8pm Tues. Oct. 2 Composting class with Lorenzo of MyCommunityCompost.com 10:30 am $20 Sat. Oct. 6 First Saturday Village Market 9am-2pm Sat. Oct. 6 Gardening 365 San Antonio, FL – Grumbles will have a booth at this fest 9am-3pm Sun. Oct. 7 BIG influx of a variety of plants and concrete from a landscape show Dane attends Sat. Oct. 13 Open Music Jam 10:30am-1pm, Composting Class 1:30 pm $20 & Grumbles will have a booth at the Sumter County Master Gardener’s Show at fairgrounds 9am-4pm Sat. and 10am-2pm Sunday. Tues. Oct. 16 Garden Groupies 10:30 am Wed. Oct. 17 We visit Spruce Creek Garden Club for 3pm talk on WInterizing Your Garden Sat. Oct. 20 Grumbles has booth at Rootstock Festival at Bok Tower 8am-5pm Sat. Oct. 20 Jazz Up Dunnellon 3-9pm 10 stages throughout the route Tues. Oct. 23 Grumbles welcomes Spring Hill Garden Club Fri. Oct. 26 Music on the Porch with former Dunnellon Mayor Nathan Whitt 6:45 pm Sat. Oct. 27 Cedar St. Boutique provides fashions for Women of Sugarmill Woods Fashion Show Thurs. Nov. 1 Grumbles speaks at Citrus Garden Club 10am Grumbles welcomes Palm Cay Garden Club here 11 am Sat. Nov. 3 First Saturday Village Market – 1st Sat. specials at Grumbles & Cedar St. Boutique Tues. Nov. 6 Composting Class 10:30 am $20 Fri. Nov. 9 Cedar St. Boutique Fashion Show & Jewelry Party 6-8 pm Sat. Nov. 10 Open Music Jam 10:30 – 1pm Tues. Nov. 13 Garden Groupies 10:30 am Sat. Nov. 17 Rainbow Springs Art Festival at the Co-Op CLOSED THANKSGIVING Nov. 22 Fri. Nov. 23 Music on the Porch with Dane Myers 6:45-8:30 Sat. Nov. 24 Victorian Holiday Festival 2-8pm Tuse. Dec. 4 Garden Groupies 10:30 Mon. Dec. 10 Grumbles speaks at Citrus Garden Club Christmas Luncheon at Citrus Hills. Fri. Dec. 28 Music on the Porch with Bob Cubbage & Valerie Levy 6:45 pm-8:30pm