Monday, December 6, 2010

Hats and our hat designing friend

These hats are some samples of the hats you can take home in your Family share from our fiber CSA.
Handraised, handspun, hand-dyed, and handworked.  With the fiber processed from Fingerlakes Fiber Mill.  And please meet Lesley, who designs the hats and crochets them herself, she is also a shepherd, with a flock of Icelandic on her little homestead a few miles away from our farm.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Whats new?

 Here I am spinning someones fiber share.  This happens to be some wonderful alpaca from our friends at
Nyala Farm Alpacas.
 It doesn't matter what the weather is, the horses ALWAYS appreciate their treats! 
In honor of the newest farm members, little piggies.  Our daughter has dreamed of pigs for years, now it's a reality with two tucked into the hay in our warm barn.  We picked them out two weeks ago, but they weren't ready to come home until this weekend.  Every drawing since then has been a, you guessed it, pig.  so fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ram Lambs 2010

Hello from Mr. Bingley, our gorgeous Hog Island ram lamb.

Our favorite Jacob lamb, this little guy is a four horn and has beautiful BLUE eyes. His friend, is one of our mixed Jacob/Montedale crosses. We use their fiber in our earache soother pillows. Which I have been using lately! I am updating this blog since I can't go outside, both of my ears are aching, so I am spending lots of time on the earache pillow! With some wool in my other ear!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Brand New Lamb at Forget me not Farm

Meet Felicia and her lamb from this spring, absolutely brand new! They are Jacob sheep, and YES!! They have horns,even the ewes do, they are not goats, SHEEP!! Cool, right? She is such a good momma! Her baby is really getting big now, and we are pretty lucky when we can keep him in the fence, because he is almost as big as she is. Funny, when she was a lamb we couldn't keep her in either. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I wonder if all the other mommas in the pasture are reminding her about that? In sheep language?

Come and see us this Saturday

We will be upstairs at the North Spencer Christian Academy with our farm stand all set up! Fiber, yarn, hats, pincushions stuffed with our wool, earache soothers, farmgirl grease and more. I will have a sample CSA share there! Come sign up. Share in the harvest of fiber/yarn from our animals this fall, you will support local organic agriculture, and support Heritage breed sheep for conservation!! Tell your friends, and don't forget about the giveaway for a free weekend at our Farms Bed&Breakfast, all of our shareholders will be entered for a free weekend at the farm in 2011.

Our Bed and Breakfast is a wonderful opportunity to get to stay right on the farm, in the privacy of your own organicaly built cottage. Organic cotton sheets and towels, natural soaps, low VOC paints and finishes, recycled materials and handmade by our family. Includes a delicious farm-fresh breakfast, made of local and organic ingredients.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, October 18, 2010

2010 Lambs and our yarn

These are Doras twins, Kili and Fili, one boy and one girl. They are Jacob crossed with Border Leister. I think I spelled that wrong! They were born about 4 minutes before this photo. Their mom needed no assistance, but seemed happy enough to have us there to admire her beautiful new babies. Dora almost always has twins, but still manages to give us some great fiber each shearing time. check out her pretty color. To see Dora and her first twin, ask for one of our brochures on the fiber CSA, they have a sweet spot in it.

This is some red merino country spun by Jenn (me) and the girls. One of my favorites, and Great Grandma knitted me a scarf out of it! Coming soon-photo of me in the freezing cold winter with my scarf from GG.


Forget-Me-Not Farm
"Hearts Bottom"
a Jacob ram-lamb

Hello and Welcome to the first fiber CSA in the fingerlakes area! We are pleased to have you visit. This is only the start of a wonderful partnership between the Fiber Farms in our CSA, and the Fingerlakes area and beyond. We will get started with introductions, photos, festival calenders, farm-work/visit opportunities, and of course our farming philosophies in the near future. Look for info daily on our blog!