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Friday, November 12, 2010

Holiday Open House on the farm! Nov. 27th & 28th

Look at those faces below! Come and join all of us on the farm November 27th and November 28th for an old fashioned log cabin holiday! We will be opening our farm 11-4 both Saturday and Sunday for you to come and visit with the animals, visit with Santa and Mrs Claus (Sunday 1-3pm) shop in our farm shop that is filled to the brim with new items especially alpaca products! Bring your cameras for pictures with Mr. and Mrs Claus, pictures on the tractor and of the animals. Bring an ornament and help us decorate our Christmas tree, Santa tells us that for every ornament he will donate .50 to the local soup kitchen. Come join us and each others for an old fashioned Christmas! Other farms will be open in the area celebrating a theme Christmas as well, brochures with the names of these farms may be picked up here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


I just love the fall! The falling leaves, the crunch when walking through the leaves, the smell of the wood stove burning, the happy attitudes of everyone in the barnyard. And best of all to be able to wear my woolen garments! I have been spinning and offering my handspuns along with the pattern for the neck warmer and really nice wooden buttons that Mike makes out of tree branches. Its a great way to try my handspun yarns and a really quick project that you can complete in an evening. I love the cinnamon color of Monty. And soft? Just a gorgeous feel. If interested in one of these kits let me know I can ship. Visit my Etsy shop and see all the neck warmer kits that I'm offering.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Weekend update!

Over this past weekend we went to the New England Sheep and Wool festival in Mass. It was wonderful. This was their first year and I hope that all the vendors did well and this will be a yearly event. After being there on Sunday I was inspired to do some work. A sheep and wool festival always does that to me. So I broke out the wild drum carder and went to town on it. I did 14 batts of some wild and crazy fibers. Included in this fiber list is silk, alpaca, sheep, angora goat locks, angora bunny wool, suri alpaca locks, yarn cut into 4 in. pieces, sari silk thread, angeline and embroidery thread! I think I covered it all! I chose the fibers carefully for eash batt, carding it only once through the carder so as to add texture to the yarn when spun. I then sat and spun it all up ending with 7 skeins of WiLd and CrAzY yarn. Works up beautifully with so much character, These are listed in my Etsy shop for sale. The yarn comes with a free pattern that was designed to go along with the wool Check out my etsy shop