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Spring has finally sprung on the farm.

Blog: In Town Organics and Summer Fields   -   Wednesday May 07, 2014   -   By Jessica

This is my first blog entry and the first time in months that I've had time to sit and type. In Town Organics is our produce farm and I'm relieved to say that we are taking it easy this year. Due to a new baby human on the farm, vegetable production will be...

Spring is here

Blog: Wool-E Farm   -   Thursday March 27, 2014   -   By Ellyn

Finally it looks like we might be getting some warmer weather. The sheep spend their days lounging by the barn, out of the wind and in the sun. It was a long winter for them also. No lambs again this year, the flock is getting older and they seem to...



Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Monday January 06, 2014   -   By Miss Lisa   Merino flock up for sale..    


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...

Shear, Sheared, Shorn

Blog: North Star Homestead Farms, LLC   -   Tuesday March 26, 2013   -   By Ann, Laura, and Kara

It’s that time of year, with lambs just around the corner.  The great wooly beasts are corralled in the corner of the barn, waiting for the approaching rumble of Chris’ truck to signal the beginning of shearing season.  The enormous sacks for the...

Cooking Gadgets

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Wednesday November 21, 2012   -   By Katie

Wish List Wednesday | Cooking Gadgets Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for! Being a lover of food, I’m looking forward to all the feasting that takes place this time of year. In honor of all the cooking that will be taking...

New York Sheep Fair !

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Wednesday October 10, 2012   -   By Miss Lisa

Hi All ! Cranberry Moon Farm will once again be attending the New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. October 20-21... We will be in our usual location, OUTSIDE in 27A, #5, between Barns 28 & 27.. This year we are introducing our new...


A very Busy Day on the Ranch :)

Blog: Texas Herb Company& Crafty Threads   -   Wednesday April 25, 2012   -   By Petra

I hope everyone is enjoying this lovely day. It is pretty warm here in Central Texas and I have been a "busy bee ". Already the pasture clean up and fertilizing of the fields is complete. Fiber carded and spun, Floor Boards removed and I...

Yarn's Television Debut

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Wednesday April 04, 2012   -   By Miss Lisa  April 4th 2012 Channel 22 WWLP A special sunny surprise visit to the local television station this morning brought some bright happy smiles to Mass Appeal's host Seth Stutman....


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

Taking Reservations for Breed Stock

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Monday February 20, 2012   -   By Miss Lisa

Reserve your Lambs for 2012 Taking reservations for purebred English Leicester Longwool Lambs and purebred Bluefaced Leicester lambs for breed stock. ********************************************************************** Welcome Home...


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. ...

Nutrition increases wool production

Blog: At Home in Nature   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Mary

Nourishment is important to many kinds of farm production, but also for wool production.   Texas A&M University has known through the efforts of James Addison Carey III ( Effects of Range Management Practices on Wool Production , 1984) that even...

Local Fiber Processing Mill - ready to process you...

Blog: Natural Fiber Works of Knox Farms   -   Monday January 31, 2011   -   By Janet

We're a family owned and operated fiber mill located in Southeast Michigan. Our fiber mill is grown from our love of Alpacas and the wonderful fiber they provide. What we do We will take your fiber and turn it into the finished product you desire. We can...

Up Up and Away

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Wednesday December 15, 2010   -   By Miss Lisa

In an extraordinary twist of fate, I'm headed to Tasmania Australia for the Holidays this year. Perhaps not so unusual that I'd be going to an Island to visit, since the Island life is where I feel most at home. But to go half way round the world to see where...


Tasmania Bound

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Wednesday December 08, 2010   -   By Miss Lisa

On the verge on leaving for Tasmania Australia. This will be a trip of a lifetime for me. The rare wooly English Leicester flock in the United States was restored by sheep from this farm, Heazlewood Farm, Whitemore.  I look forward in sharing with...


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...

Autumn brings Rams and Ewes together

Blog: Cranberry Moon Farm   -   Wednesday October 06, 2010   -   By Miss Lisa

2010 breeding of ewes has begun. We are breeding purebred English Leicester Longwool and purebred Bluefaced Leicester stock. There are two exceptions, Luna de Sombra and Assumpta II, mother and daughter out of Blossom, our matriarch and lead ewe. We have every...


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