Farm Life

Like all farms some days are busier than others. Most days are not necessarily eventful but there is usually something going on always. Karen and I recently taught an Introduction to Natural Dyeing at our local Extension Office. It was very informal with lots of discussion about dyeing. Hopefully some in attendance were motivated to…

Michigan Fiber Festival 2022

We were unable to attend the Michigan Festival in 2022.    Hopefully we can attend in 2023 The 2020 Festival was canceled due to Covid.  Below are a few photos from a past year In August 2019, we attended the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan. It’s alwa.ys a fun show that we enjoy.  We…

Jacob Breeders AGM 2022

After a two year break, the AGM was held in Marshall, NC.    Attendees came from surrounding states and as far away as Maine.    Speakers spoke on a variety of topics related to Jacob sheep.   This year we had several new members attend as well.  The raffle was quite successful and we brought home…

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and other Ky Fiber events 2022

In September we, along with several other fiber vendors, we at Millersburg, KY.   The Fall Craft and Fleece Fair was held in conjunction with classes offered at the KY Natural Fiber Center.   Another offering sponsored by the KY Fiber Trail to give shoppers another vendue to purchase fiber products.        This was the…

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

The 2022 show was back in person! It was so good to be back in person. This year we had some of our Jacob fiber products in the JSBA booth. The weather was not the best this year but that didn’t stop shoppers and shepherds from attending. We spent Friday touring Mt. Vernon, home of…

Projects

It seems like we have way too many projects at any given time to list. Karen is always knitting, crocheting or working with our fiber to list in her Etsy shop. As winter comes Phillip is usually working on something in his wood shop. I have been trying out natural dyes for the past couple…

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

SAFF was held October 22 and 23, 2022.    This is probably one of our favorite shows.   It’s more like a family reunion!   Lots of sheep breeder friends and others that we only get to see once a year.   We also go out to eat with friends and enjoy the Asheville area.  The grandkids didn’t…

Shearing

Shearing began the first of March.   All ewes were sheared first.    Shearing is a good time for us to check the health and condition of the sheep.   We trim the hooves, vaccinate and treat for parasites as needed.   All the fleeces are skirted, bagged and weighed.   Phillip shears our sheep on a stand.   It…

Lambs!

  We have put our breeding groups together for 2023 and looking forward to lambs starting in March.     2023 will be the “H” year.   All lambs names will start with the letter H.