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The Fiber Twelve Days of Christmas

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Tuesday December 24, 2013   -   By Mona

once again, it's time for our annual song ................... On the twelfth day of Stitch-mas, my true love gave to me: Twelve knitters knitting Eleven cones a’ winding Ten orders shipping Nine rugs a’...

A Weaver's Eye

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday September 24, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

If you’ve had a chance to make it out to Farmstead Creamery & Café, then you may have taken a moment to look around and notice some of the things local artisans have been creating—goat’s milk lotions, hand crafted soaps, CDs by area musicians, paintings...

Moving the Rabbit Barn

Blog: The Rabbit Barn   -   Friday August 30, 2013   -   By Crystal

The Rabbit Barn has started the move to a new chicken house!  I started a year ago in a chicken house and it proved to be so much better for the rabbits.  During that terrible heatwave last year, I was losing rabbits by the hour, even with ice...

For Lisa and Val

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Friday August 02, 2013   -   By Mona

The camera is working again!  Definitely operator error folks, so we'll just leave it at that.  :) In honor of the camera finally working, the first picture is for you, Lisa!  Here in front is Desi in full fleece, just before shearing...

Never and Idle Hand

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Wednesday January 23, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

Being asked the question, “How do you have time to do all these things?!” is not an uncommon occurrence on our farm.  From livestock to gardens, farmer’s market to making gelato, balancing the many layers of endeavors at North Star Homestead can be an...

The Perfection in Silence

Blog: Pine Needle Farm   -   Thursday December 13, 2012   -   By Ann

This evening after I was done feeding all the animals, I just stopped and listened for a few minutes.  It was absolutely still and quiet out.  I just stood there and absorbed the silence.  The snow on the trees and ground was muffling all sound,...

The Ultimate Fleece-washing Adventure

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Thursday October 25, 2012   -   By Mona

My usual routine for washing fleece has been to:  pick open the fleece by hand, pull out any large bits of VM [that’s vegetable matter for you non-fiber folks, i.e. bits of hay, straw, seedheads, grass, weeds, etc.], shake that handful, stuff said...

It is an early morning

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Saturday June 09, 2012   -   By Petra

Oh goodness, it is 4 am and I am up and needing coffee in the worst kind of way and wishing that this little mosquito, that keeps pestering me, will find something else to other then keep flying around my ear.   I guess it is a very early Saturday...

Its Friday ALREADY :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Friday June 08, 2012   -   By Petra

Wow, time sure passes fast when you are having fun. It must have rained last night a little more, everything is nice a moist and you can just feel how thankful Mother Earth is. All the birds are singing and ready for this wonderful new day. ...

Blessed Rain :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday June 07, 2012   -   By Petra

What a wonderful way to wake up this morning and be surprised by lightning moving in and a nice cool breeze. After I let the dogs out for their morning constitution it started raining I opened all the doors to the house to let the clean air in. It has been...

Good Morning

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday June 06, 2012   -   By Petra

It is time to sip my coffee and get started with my day. I finished shearing the 2 Angora Bucks ( Pan & Herne) yesterday and I am sure that both of them appreciate that very much. They where both extremely matted and I can imagine with this Texas...

Pasture Maintenance

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Thursday May 17, 2012   -   By Petra

A beautiful morning to really enjoy pasture clean up. I am amazed how well the camelid manure turns this dry and stoney land into great fertile soil. The ranch is full of beautiful wild flowers and I am sure it is because of the great rain that we had the...

Sunshine after the Rain :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday May 16, 2012   -   By Petra

  What a wonderful Wednesday it is. We where blessed with more rain yesterday and today the earth and all the inhabitants here are overjoyed with the beautiful warm sunshiny day today. The peacock that found his way to our ranch a few days ago...

A Beautiful Sunday to All :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Sunday May 06, 2012   -   By Petra

Good Morning Everyone Wow, it is Sunday already. Time is just flying by. I did not get to see the bright moon last night since we had some serious cloud coverage and I was hoping and praying that the rain will find us here on the Ranch. When I walked...

Fiber Processing Mill ready to make rovings, batts...

Blog: Natural Fiber Works of Knox Farms   -   Thursday March 08, 2012   -   By Janet

We can process YOUR fiber into the product you desire.  We can take wool, alpaca, mohair and process it into rovings, batts, yarn or felt.   Please contact us today! Janet Knox Natural Fiber Works (734) 476-9571

Newly Weaned Alpaca Boys

Blog: Quarry Critters Alpaca Ranch   -   Tuesday February 28, 2012   -   By Julie

Newly Weaned Alpaca Boys Written by Julie Wysong                 Today I went to check on the newly weaned alpaca boys. Weaning is when we remove the baby alpacas, called cria, from...

February

Blog: Sweet Harmony Farm   -   Monday February 27, 2012   -   By Mona

This winter continues to be warm and weird.  Most nights are still well below freezing but the days are still rather mild for New Hampshire.   We’ve hardly received any snow.   It’s the middle of February and we can see the grass and...

Spring??? in Kansas

Blog: Caprine Corner   -   Monday February 20, 2012   -   By Lisa

Here it is the middle of Feb. and we are having weather like March..  So far no real snowfall, and very little rain.  The critters are doing well, We are sending a couple of the horses to Kansas City to be used by a Youth Ministery, they will be used...

A Wonderful Harvest To All

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday November 23, 2011   -   By Petra

TIme just seems to fly. The harvest is already upon us and finally we are blessed with wonderful fall climate. The sunrise and sunset is just breathtaking every day here on the ranch. Although our harvest is sparse this year because of the drought that we...

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