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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

March11th Farm News

Just a quick note to let everyone know that shearing is just around the corner! Yippie! We are having the flock of sheep and herd of alpacas done on April 26th. Then I should have about 75-80 pounds of fiber to have processed into beautiful soft roving for spinning. As most of you know I spin most of the fiber myself into handspun yarns to offer knitter's through my Etsy shop or our farm shop which will open weekends by appointment or on any given warm spring weekend. The open sign will be out on those weekends. But to be sure you see our yarn, fiber, soaps, maple syrup and honey give us a call and set up an appointment to drop in. I'm finishing up last years fibers as quick as possible but maple syruping takes up a lot of time. Time that is well worth putting in for that sweet all natural syrup. Spring has been in the air around here and we have started to clean up fallen branches and hay from the ground. Next I will rake the leaves that were left on the garden to winter over the plants. Soon We will be in full Spring! After shearing and spinning the dye pots will come out. I plan on more dyeing this year. I'm planning and jotting down ideas for color so that I can really get creative this year.
Giving my girls a year off from lambing has proven to be good for them. Their fleece is longer than ever before and they look great!
So lets all welcome spring together and I will keep you posted on whats what on the farm.

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