Lambing!

Pinky surprised us with quadruplets on Sunday. She is a Finn sheep or Finnish Landrace. They are known to have multiple lambs. She has had triplets and quadruplets before. We moved them into a stall which is protected from the weather. They stay in the stall for a few days while mom rests and the lambs learn the ropes of nursing and dealing with the world. It is a big place for the little lambs. Here is a portrait of the family.

You can mark your calendar for February 17th from 10-3 for our Knit/Spin/Crochet In at the Red Barn Studio at Heelside Farms. Come join our community of fiber lovers for a relaxing, inspiring experience. You might get a peek at some lamby pies as well.

On February 24th from 10-1 we are offering Jane Bynum’s class Spinning off the point. Jane offers detailed insight into spinning off the point processes. Check our class page for more insight.

Pinky and her family

Pinky and her family

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Happy New Year

We will bring in the New Year with a dye class on Monday January 15th from 10-2.

Jane Bynum will offer her Spinning off the Point class at the Red Barn Studio on Saturday February 24th from 10-1. Our Class page has more information.

Our January Knit/Spin/ Crochet In will be held January 20th from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio.  We look forward to seeing your latest projects. See you then.

Our ewes are vying to see who will lamb first. Lambing season begins soon. At this point there are six in the running. We will keep you posted.

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December Charms

Our December Knit/Spin/Crochet In will be held on the 16th from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio at Heelside Farms. It will offer the opportunity to relax and fiber on during a special time of year. We look forward to seeing you and seeing your fiber projects.

December has so many wonderful memories and we are looking forward to adding even more memories. We wish everyone a wonderful peaceful Christmas. For our friends who share other religious holidays we send our best greetings. Peaceful and joyous greetings can be applied to all of our religions.

Here are two of our girls checking everything out!zombomeme02122017162428

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A Thanksgiving Gift

We had a wonderful Small Business Saturday with customers from Lee county and Cumberland county.  It was a wonderful day.

Our turkey hen has been setting all month. This morning a head popped out and Ricky took a picture. She will be a proud mama. It will be interesting to see how many babies she has.  We can see in this picture that there are two little heads. Hard to see that on the phone picture.

We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  The holiday season is upon us now with plenty of opportunities to share our love with everyone.

The next Spin/Knit/Crochet In will be December 16th from 10-3 in the Red Barn Studio. Join in the fibery, relaxing fun as you share your newest projects with everyone.

Proud Mama Turkey

Proud Mama Turkey

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Small Business Saturday

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow on Small Business Saturday! We encourage everyone to shop locally and support your community wherever you are.

The Red Barn Studio will be open from 10-4 tomorrow, November 25. There will be a 10% discount on our yarns and fiber products.  Now is the time to invest in a warm woolly blanket. See you there!

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Thanksgiving

We are reminded daily of our many blessings at Heelside Farms. It is easy to get caught up in the crazy pace of today’s world and forget to wonder at all of God’s gifts to us. Take time today to really look at the trees and life around us all even in the city. God’s work is everywhere.  Enjoy and be grateful of His many blessings. Happy Thanksgiving! IMG_20140227_101552_58304-14-08 363IMG_20140328_162850_430IMG_20140324_182050_426

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Fall Fiber Fun November

Our Knit/Spin/Crochet In will be held at the Red Barn Studio At Heelside Farms on November 18th from 10-3. Celebrating Fiber Fun for Everyone. Bring your projects or begin a new one here.  Join our Fiber community for a relaxing day of conversation, creating, and inspiration. See you soon!Rav_notebook_12a

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Fiber Dreams at SAFF

Heelside Farms booth #339 and 341 will be a blaze of color at SAFF this year! A feast for the eyes and fingers.

Luscious Fingering Yarn

Luscious Fingering Yarn  100% wool    

The addition of  Chiaogoo needles and crochet hooks as well as felting needles offers a choice for your creativity.  We are excited to be a part of SAFF again this year and look forward to sharing our fiber creations with everyone. We offer roving, Cormo top,  a variety of yarn in 100% wool and blends, felting fiber,100% all natural machine washable blankets and custom batts. Our wool is from our Finn, Icelandic, Cormo and Border Leicester sheep.

Here is a sneak peek at our offerings.

100% wool fingering yarn

100% wool fingering yarn

Nebula

Nebula

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October Fiber Fun

Our Knit/Spin/Crochet In on October 21st will be held in the Red Barn Studio at the farm from 10-3. We invite fiberistas to join us for a relaxing day sharing fiber fun. Our creative juices are enhanced by sharing ideas and sometimes by osmosis just being there.  We hope to see you there.  We are revisiting some of our friends’ shawls this week.  Enjoy!IMG_1818Entwined shawl pattern - kniited by Jennifer- worsted weight colorway

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Fiber Fun and Events

Rising Meadow’s Fall Farm Event is this Sunday September 24th from 11-4 at Liberty, N.C..  We will be there with all of our new Fibery Fun. Our new rovings and Cormo top are Top of The Line ( no pun intended). So beautiful and so easy to spin. We have all natural as well as dyed fiber for all your dream creations.  Here are a few of our many roving and top selections for your spinning pleasure. We have Icelandic Roving, Angora blended top, and 100% Border Leicester as well for your Fiber Enjoyment. We love our sheep who provide all of this fabulous fiber for you!  We look forward to seeing you there.

Lusciousness in Fiber!

Tapestry Roving

Tapestry Roving Wool and Silk

Carnival Cormo Top 100% Wool

Carnival Cormo Top 100% Wool

Carribbean Cormo wool and silk top

Carribbean Cormo wool and silk top

Nebula Roving

Nebula Roving 100% wool

Apparition All Natural 100% wool roving

Apparition All Natural 100% wool roving

Patina 100% wool All Natural

Patina 100% wool All Natural

Cornelia Roving 100% Wool

Cornelia Roving 100% Wool

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