Friday, October 14, 2011

I am a grown up sheep farmer

We were so excited to be at our first big fiber festival, Endless Mountains.  Had a great time, sold lots of roving and we will be back September 2012!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dye pot photos

Just a few photos of dyeing our fiber the other night.  On the bottom of the pot is a grey Jacob wool that is going purpleish, and on top of that a merino roving that took on a greenish=blue and a few dots of pink.  It's going to be fun to spin.  On Friday I try out a different spinning wheel, and this is what I am going to spin as soon as I get the wheel figured out.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

whats up?

Some beautiful fiber listed on our etsy shop

 Little one out in the pasture.  This is one of our Jacob lambs.   Not sure which one of the presidents it is, they are all named after U.S. presidents.
 Our showy little shetland and her lamb.
This proud looking young ram lamb is a handsome Jacob sheep, out of "Janette".  If you notice the tightness of his curls...that is the look that I love in a lamb, it means such a lofty, soft fleece to come! His grandad's fleece was so soft I could spin it without carding it, just wash and dry.  Like a CLOUD!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Angora Bunnies!

Graham Cracker the new baby Angora Bunnie.

Marshmellow's fiber after plucking.

Marshy gets a hug!

Marshmellow with his beauticians, getting his lovely, but hot fiber off for the summer!
This 4 oz. of white alpaca fiber is for sale now on our etsy shop!
use this link if you would like some lovely spinning fiber!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Our proud papa, Gabriel

This is our Jacob herd-sire, a beautiful four year old ram.  You can see how gentle he is in the picture, and a beautiful fleece, lofty and lots of white.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

2011 wool harvest is here!

What an exciting moment yesterday when Dean came home with our entire wool harvest from the mill! The whole front room of our house is full of roving and stuffing!  There are six beautiful natural colors, three different browns, (one of them makes me need a piece of chocolate), a jacob white, a hog island white, and a lilac.  If you are looking for some great yarn, or roving contact us now, you have a great selection to choose from. I can't wait to start spinning the lilac.  So... I will talk to you later!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our booth at the CSA fair in Ithaca

In the middle of the table you can see a basket with a Knitters share in it.  Six skeins of handspun wool, in 3 different natural colors, and one skein of carmel colored alpaca, spun with red glitz thread. On this side of the booth, one of our earache soother pillows and behind that some of the knit hats.  I am wearing one of our cowls, they come in the Family share

Events, April 1,2

Soft Organic Baby Doll
I will have a booth at the first, First Friday of the season, in downtown Binghamton on April 1,2. I have been spinning, sewing, knitting and I even made a banner so that you can find me better!  I can't wait to go get my tent and my table, it's something I am really looking forward to.  Here are two of the little dolls we made for the weekend.  They are pocket babies and they have rice in the bottom, stuffed with our wool, and the little hats are just right to snuggle them close, or to send them up  in the air with, for a toss!  The bigger baby is the Jewel baby doll, she is a gypsy and she is also stuffed with our wool.  Her soft skin is organic silk and cotton blend.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Come meet us at the CSA fair!

Saturday we will be at the Boynton Middle School, in Ithaca, for a CSA fair.  I have a feeling that we will be the only fiber CSA there.  So just look for yarn!  I am bringing a sample share basket and also some of the cute hats that Lesley knits for the farm.  I will have a sign up sheet and will be accepting farm-share payments for our spring share.  Speaking of that, the spring share is almost ready, we got the call from  the mill just the other day.Hopefully we will see it in the next few weeks! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Have a peek at our Yarns!

What a range of natural colors! There is only one that came out of a dye-pot.  We have lots of space in our CSA, and we are expecting our fiber back from Fingerlakes Woolen Mill very soon!  You can come out for a visit and watch your yarn spun, or take a knitting class!  Give us a call, 607.659.5630

Friday, January 28, 2011


Today we, unloaded hay,

 fed bunnies, (and lots of other animals),

And took pictures of the gypsey cart in the snow. Isn't it cute in the snow?

Also carded two alpaca fleeces.  How does carmel cria sound?  It's so soft. and the other one was white, soft pure white like the snow.  Carder broke down, waiting to finish.  This is the life on our farm.