Saturday, December 3, 2016

Holiday shopping out on the farm

I am obviously a little biased about this shop because the owner happens to be my aunt, but judging by others reviews she really has an amazing little gem right on her farm. Whether you are shopping to decorate your own home, for a gift for somebody else or just plain treasure hunting Whispering Acres is a great place to stop.

My Aunt Jill started her little shop out of her love for JUNK, as she affectionately calls it. Her home was quickly being taken over by all of her lovely treasures and out of her husbands concern for his space... they started a little shop out of one of their buildings on the farm. When you shop at Whispering Acres, you are helping a family near and dear to my heart. Not too long after they opened their shop, their gorgeous, big red barn was burnt to the ground by a fire. They were blessed to get most animals out but lost all of the contents and of course the barn itself. They are slowly rebuilding and it has come a long ways, thanks to their side income from Whispering Acres, and many, many generous and lovely people donating supplies, time, and money.
Since nothing can stop Jill from what she is passionate about, they keep opening their farm up, about once a month to shoppers. She is also open by appointment. Since both her, and her husband Jamie, have full time jobs besides the store, the weekends they are open vary but she does a great job of posting on Facebook to let you know when her open weekend is.
Jill really loves what she does and puts a lot of her time, energy and heart into everything she creates. She also has some beautiful furniture, cute vintage children's games, dried flowers, fun baskets and bins, small farm equipment... the list is never ending. 

Speaking of never ending list... their full business name is Whispering Acres TAILS and treasures... because of the many animal tails you will encounter while visiting the farm AND they run a small PETTING ZOO. They take their critters on the road for birthday parties, fundraisers, church events, town celebrations... you name it! Here is a peek at Oliver, AKA Ollie. He frequently roams all over the farm and also does a little trick. So, if your out there and see Ollie, ask to see his trick ;)
They are only open one more time this year, THIS WEEKEND! So be sure to make a special little road trip out to their farm for one of a kind treasures.

Shop local, and shop small this Holiday season friends!

Blessings,
Dakota XOXO

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