*************** Friday at the Farm!!****************
Hi Everyone! We're on target for Friday at the Farm here at my studio on our farm in Oak Hill this Friday, February 8, from 1-5 p.m. I do hope you can join us for an afternoon filled with the 4 Fs: fun, food, fiber, and friends. Whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter- no difference! We love seeing what everyone is working on! My motto is: if you can knit and purl, you can own the world!! Freshly baked cookies, beverages and other snacks are always the order of the day! And remember, Jack is usually around to give tours of the farm and to give you a chance to meet the alpacas up close and personal!
Weather permitting, Jack and I will be setting up our double booth at the Farmers Market this Saturday, February 9, from 7 a.m.- 12:30 p.m., located on Sams Ave., in front of NSB City Hall. We will have our usual array of goodies- artisan cheeses; certified organic goats milk soaps; alpaca teddy bears; finger puppets; our own gorgeous alpaca yarns- natural and dyed in all weights; adorable felted bags from Nepal; paua shells and buttons from New Zealand- the list goes on and on! Stop by if you can, if just to say "hi"!
*********Shearing Day 2019************
It's never too early to mark your calendar for the last Sunday in April- this year it's the 28th- for our fabulous Shearing Day activities!! This will be our 8th year of shearing here at our farm in Oak Hill. Last year we had 120 attendees, who thoroughly enjoy spending a day watching our alpacas being sheared and otherwise manicured!! Once again, the FFA students will be helping with leading the animals over to the barn, pre-grooming them, helping give worm shots, and then escorting them out! As usual, continental breakfast will be served, with other snacks to follow throughout the period. We get underway around 9:30 a.m. and wind up in the early afternoon. My studio will be open and all our usual goodies will be available for purchase! My knitters hold down the fort there and can answer any questions you may have! Since less than 2% of the U.S. population still live on farms, this is a great opportunity to see a small family farm in action! Hope you can make it down!! Cheers!