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

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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

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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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Farm Focus: Calico Farms

This week, Farm Focus is back!!! I have a lovely interview with Anna Anderson of Calico Farms in Northern Idaho. Anna raises many types of fiber animals, but I am super excited that among them are Pygora and Angora goats! … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Ewespun Fiber Mill at Old Man Wool Farm

This past week, I corresponded with Deborah Peterson of Ewespun Fiber Mill at Old Man Wool Farm. First of all, love the name. Second of all, love her recent destashing–this was how we ‘met’ online: through a FB destashing group. … Continue reading

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Farm Focus: Sundrop Alpacas

This week, I had the pleasure of emailing with Steph Block of Sundrop Alpacas in Bement, IL. As you’ll learn below, Steph and co-owner, Lisa Phinney, started their alpaca farm as a way to help their kids have a terrific … Continue reading

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