Category Archives: farm focus

Episode 62: The Ramblin’ Ram!?

Hello fiber and yarn folk! This episode begins with a CRAZY story about a ram who decided to trek his way to our farm . . . it also contains a little garment discussion about finishing work and a terrific … Continue reading

Posted in Blackbelly sheep, farm, farm focus, farm life, finish work, garment, Grand View Farm, homestead, Kim Goodling, knitting, Lenten vest, linen, Natasja Hornby, organic yarn, Quince & Co., Sparrow yarn, Uncategorized, Vermont Grand View Farm, yarn | 9 Comments

Farm Focus: Grand View Farm, VT

Hello Fiber Folk! I am so pleased to offer a two part interview with Kim Goodling, owner and shepherd at¬†Vermont Grand View Farm! Since adopting a (temporary) flock of our own, I have been on the lookout for other shepherds … Continue reading

Posted in farm, farm focus, Gotland, Grand View Farm, interview, local wool, raw wool, sheep, Uncategorized, wool | 5 Comments

Fiber Focus: Ranching Tradition Fiber & GIVEAWAY!

Hello weekenders! I’m so pleased to be featuring Kami Noyes of Ranching Tradition Fiber! I interviewed Kami a few years ago and then featured her upcoming Copper K Fiber Festival as well; she is always up to something new! Of … Continue reading

Posted in community, farm, farm focus, fiber, fiber art, fiber artist, fiber festival, FiberFocus, giveaway, ranch, Ranching Tradition Fiber, raw fleece, raw wool | 13 Comments

Episode 4: Featuring the Indie Community

Hi everyone! I’m happy to be posting Episode 4 of the video-cast; this one is all about the indie community: dyers, farmers, spinners ¬†. . . As promised, the show notes (below) are chock-full of links to etsy shops, small … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Apple Rose Farm

I have spent a lot of time pining over Apple Rose Farm‘s fleeces this past year. They raise Cormo and California Red sheep (among other fiber animals) and their wool is absolutely beautiful. So, I was super excited when the … Continue reading

Posted in breed, California Red, Cormo, farm, farm focus, fiber, interview | 2 Comments

Farm Focus: Cold Valley Farm

This week, I heard from some of my busy farmer contacts–things are going well, in between farm work, house work, and general change-of-season tasks. So, I am happy to bring you a Farm Focus post for the weekend. I love … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Feederbrook Farm

Earlier this week I gushed (just a little) about some undyed, breed-specific yarn I bought from Lisa Westra of Feederbrook Farm. I plan to use the yarn for a couple of sweater projects and have already begun swatting up some … Continue reading

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