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 2023
We hope to be able to attend the Michigan show this year.
Jacob Breeders AGM 2023
The AGM will be held this year in Estes Park, Colorado.
Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival and other Ky Fiber events 2023
We are very excited about Spring! Lambs will be arriving and the start of a new fiber show season. Our first event will be a new show in Pleasureville, Ky in April. It will be held at Sweet Home Spun. A restored 1824 Low Dutch Meeting house. There will be a variety of vendors…
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2023
We are planning on attending the Maryland Festival in May. This year Jacob sheep will be the featured breed. We plan to take a couple of Jacob ewes and maybe a couple of Shetland too. If you attend be sure to stop by the JSBA booth. Lots of Jacob fiber products, including some our ours….
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 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…
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.