Love October

Loving the break in the weather.  Our animals are loving it as well.  The hay has been baled and is already being inhaled by our animals. We are thrilled to have some of our own hay, although we still purchase some hay to finish feeding everyone. The bees are busy with the fall blooms. The garden is slowing down as well.  The farmer spread the manure pile on the garden so it can break down and fertilize our plants next spring.  It is a more relaxed time of year….or so we think. There is always plenty to do on the farm.

Our October Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be held on Saturday the 19th from 10-3 at the Red Barn Studio on our farm. Bring your projects to show off and share your fiber love.  All that fiber energy is contagious. With the weather cooling off wool can become a staple in your wardrobe and in your project bag. Wool is always front and center on our farm and in my project bag.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival will be happening this month in Fletcher, N.C. ( near Asheville, N.C.) at the Western North Carolina Fairgrounds October 25-27, 2019.  Their website is www.saffsite.org. An app available to help you get the most out of the event.

We have new rovings for your enjoyment. Here is a picture of the yarns spun from them. Lovely to look at, a soft touch and even better to spin! See you soon.  The small skein was a leftover which I plyed with Lydia one of our Cormo top selections. You can alter your yarn by plying it with a different fiber. There are so many creative options in the fiber world!20191007_061820

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