2014 Blanket Block-A-Long – April

April 7, 2014

For the first several months of this blanket block-a-long finding inspiration for the block designs was simple.  I was full of ideas.  Bursting to try new things.  I had only to look around me to see all kinds techniques, colors, and motifs I wanted to incorporate into a block.  Taking those ideas, putting them to […]

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Spring 2014 Shearing Party

April 6, 2014

Another shearing party, come and gone! Yesterday’s super laid-back party may have been my favorite one yet (aside from the absence of several people that shearing just isn’t right without). There was plenty of food, beautiful weather, a great new venue, and lots of friendly faces!  For us, not having too much going on to […]

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It’s Shearing Day!!!!

April 5, 2014

If you are heading to our Shearing Party today be aware that some GPSs are ending you on a wild goose chase. If you have any trouble, stop and ask a local for directions to Pleasant Grove, the place where Old Farm Days is held. When you arrive, drive straight to the back. You will […]

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Shearing Day Update!

April 4, 2014

Emily, our awesome sheep shearer, won’t be arriving at the Shearing Party until 1 p.m., so if you are only coming to see the sheep shorn, you may want to schedule your arrival for later in the day.  Before the shearing there will be lots of knitting and socializing, but not much in the way […]

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TGIF, Y’all!

April 4, 2014

Well, I don’t know about you but I will be very happy to see the back of this week. I don’t know when I have been so physically and emotionally taxed in the span of five days. To further complicate matter, a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday ended with the doctor ordering me on to bed […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose!

April 2, 2014

This morning I got a call from the post office that our order of ducklings and goslings had arrived! We all very excitedly got out of bed, got dressed and headed into town to pick them up.  We could hear them peeping as soon as we walked in, and it was an awfully cute ride […]

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New Post Coming Soon!

March 31, 2014

The past week has been a rough one. Crazy busy with upcoming events (like our shearing party this Saturday), a mountain of work and an unexpected personnel change (Lauria will be leaving us this Friday). Add a stomach virus and the early stages of a very big project and you have the perfect storm. Something […]

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Making your own lip balm

March 28, 2014

When talking with Julie about how I have an incredibly difficult time finding lip balm that I’m not allergic to (due to added flavors / scents and other chemicals), she said that she’d gladly make some for me and that it only took about 5 minutes to make. She was not wrong! Ingredients: 15g almond […]

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Yarned by You

March 26, 2014

As the number of knits that are made with JMF yarn grow and grow in the Ravelry database, there are weeks that when looking for projects to favorite I can’t decide on a theme at all and just start clicking on all the projects that catch my interest! Here’s what I’m falling in love with […]

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All the Naked Ladies

March 25, 2014

Yesterday our friend Emily came down to shear the ewes in advance of lambing.  I’ve been around for lambings done with wool still on and with wool removed, and I can tell you I FAR prefer them to be sheared before they lamb.  It makes it soooo much easier to see what’s going on, and […]

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