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Weaving spinning knitting felting and Keeping Busy...

Blog: Weston Hill Farm   -   Saturday January 28, 2012   -   By eileen

It is January and I am staying as busy as possible ! January and Febuary are the months that I get the most done when it comes to Fiber work. The weather this year has been exceptionally warm for the most part, but winter is a time where often times , you find...

The Black Sheep of our Family

Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Thursday September 08, 2011   -   By wawanuky

Well, every family has a black sheep and now ours does too, but literally! I've always wanted a sheep, even back in college at the Univ. of Wisconsin.  When I was bored, stressed, angry or all three I would walk to the Ag. barn and watch the sheep. ...


Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Friday March 04, 2011   -   By wawanuky

SPINNING YARNS Its been a while since I blogged. About seven seasons, four baby alpacas ago and in time about a year. Real farmers just don’t have time to blog. I’d love to be on Farmville, I’d love to be on facebook. Good marketing skills but unrealistic...

Sheep, wool and winter weather

Blog: Tuckernuck Farm (formally Seaweed&Codfish Farm)   -   Monday November 08, 2010   -   By Veronica

November 8th, 2010        Woke up to snow & slush today! Poor sheep, ducks, chickens & peacocks all stuffed in the barn watching sleet and rain drip off the roof. All the rams are in rut of course with noses stuffed...

Angora Yarn

Blog: Spin The Bunny Rabbitry   -   Thursday September 30, 2010   -   By Debra

Hello All, Fall is a busy time - goats, sheep to shear, bunny wool to harvest and lots of dyeing in rainbows of color - new yarns are coming into the shop weekly. This month we are featuring yarns in fall colors - just think maple leaves - gorgeous colors! ...

Wonderful Wool

Blog: Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture   -   Sunday May 23, 2010   -   By ESSAA

Today E.S.S.A.A. hosted a fiber arts workshop as part of the Synergy Conference at Evergreen. Through this workshop we brought the wool sheared from our sheep to those in the Evergreen community who want to use it. A local fiber artist led the workshop and...

My First Yarn Ball

Blog: Evergreen Students for Sustainable Animal Agriculture   -   Tuesday November 17, 2009   -   By ESSAA

A few nights ago I got to try carding and spinning wool. My friend Bailey has a spinning wheel and carders and gave me a lesson on how to use them. As if that weren't exciting enough, she was able to get wool through Evergreen from our sheep. I showed her...



Blog: Happy Hills Alpaca Farm   -   Friday October 23, 2009   -   By wawanuky

WHAT IS HARVEST TIME LIKE ON AN ALPACA FARM?  We don't havest apples,corn, vegies or fruit on our farm but we do have a wonderful harvest here!  The spring brought us four beautiful babies, two boys and two girls. All adorable of course. So what...

Fall Fiber Festival & Sheepdog Trials

Blog: Breeze Hill Farm   -   Monday October 05, 2009   -   By MaLinda

Yesterday we decided a day off from everything was necessary for mental and physical health. We got up early, took care of the livestock and headed for Montpelier in Orange county, VA, to the Fall Fiber Festival & Sheepdog Trials. What a beautiful...

Wool Show

Blog: Wool-E Farm   -   Friday September 25, 2009   -   By Ellyn

Wool Show 9-26-09 We are having our annual fall wool show on Saturday, Sept 26. Location is at our farm. Lots of fleece, roving, batts, yarns for knitting and crocheting. Batts for felting. Just lots of wool. Those girls are growing more as we speak. Hope...

Wool Show & Sale September 26, 2009

Blog: Wool-E Farm   -   Wednesday September 16, 2009   -   By Ellyn

You are invited to our Fall Wool Show & Sale.   Wool-E Farms & Heritage Farms   September 26, 2009   9 am – 4pm   1798-140 th Avenue    ...

Kathi spinning Angora from the Bunny

Blog: Oldhaus Fibers   -   Monday June 01, 2009   -   By Joel & Kathi

Ha ha... I've gotten YouTube figured out!  Take a look here... Kathi's spinning at the Shepards Fest ... on Mothers' Day 2009 

LH store site up soon I hope

Blog: Oldhaus Fibers   -   Saturday March 28, 2009   -   By Joel & Kathi

Hi,   We just got our 1st entries posted on our LH store this week.  We're still waiting for "approval" ... hope that isn't a long process???   We've started to plan for our spring breeding, watch our calendar for due dates,...

Alaskan winter hobbies

Blog: Alaskan Hen House   -   Wednesday January 07, 2009   -   By Terrisa

Having just purchased our first sheep in spring of 08, the desire to spin wool even more than before has become very aparant. The spinning of wool became a fun, relaxing activity on them cold winter nights a few years ago using a drop spindle. This year I...

Chilled to the bone

Blog: Alaskan Hen House   -   Wednesday January 07, 2009   -   By Terrisa

Oh yes, now I remember. This is Alaska and it's suppose to be like this, right? No. We have had a really really long cold snap this year. And an early one to boot. Keeping water bowls thawed has become a full time job around here. It's been hitting...


Blog: Honeysuckle Haven Homespun   -   Sunday December 28, 2008   -   By Lorrie

Welcome to my first blog!  I'm happy to have you in for a visit.  I'd love for you to settle in with a cup of tea and to enjoy yourself, but I'm afraid I'm already tired and can't visit for long.  Since I can't ask you questions yet, I'll tell...

Cold snowy day

Blog: Wool-E Farm   -   Monday December 15, 2008   -   By Ellyn

It was a really cold day today, 16 degrees,  but the sheep did not seem to mind that fact. They are staying nice and warm with their thick fleeces. We have been dyeing wool for batts and roving. This past weekend we did about six different...

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