Today was our first fiber fest ever, the Upper Valley Fiber Fest. Everyone was so welcoming. I have never met so many warm and wonderful people in one place! I so enjoyed meeting every new person and getting to talk about what I love and learning about what makes them love fiber. There were a great mix of vendors ranging for jewelry to hand-made paper to the most beautifully dyed fiber and crafted pieces.
Gaylen and Dehvi were the unofficial greeters and were BIG hit with the children and adults. I really enjoyed hearing all the praises they got, they were good boys and handled all the busyness well. I so hope we can find them their new forever homes.
Ok, I have to get some sleep! Thanks so much to everyone who made the fest possible and those who made it so wonderful for us!
We have babies! Jeryls gave birth to twins, a black ewe and morrit ram, last weekend. And, just today, Daenerys gave birth to one spotted ram! All are healthy and strong and running around the pasture with their moms.
The bad news is I have been very ill and can’t get to the farm to take pictures. So bummed. Hoping to be better by the weekend for the Upper Valley Fiber Fest . A friend has offered to cover my booth if I am not well but I am hopeful that I will be able to make it.
I will post picture ASAP!
We had our second shearing Sunday, April 13th. Erika had rounded up Ghenni, Cersei, Clodae, Bidderdoo, and Codswallop into the barn for their turn with the shearer. And, one by one their beautiful woolly coats came off. I am so amazed by Ghenni’s coat. She has such a lovely cream wool on the outside but she’s covered in spots underneath! We, once again, have some beautiful fleeces to send to the mill but I will wait until after the Upper Valley Fiber Fest May 17th to ship them. I plan to bring one or two with me to show everyone how wonderful they are in the raw. Oh, and a couple of these guys are coming to the Fest, too! Hoping to find new forever homes for them to mow and provide wonderful Icelandic fiber. They are super sweet boys and they deserve it!