Happy Spring 2022!
Winter flew by and we're nearly half way through spring. There's lots happening on our farm these days!
Life on the farm always means welcoming new members and saying good bye to others that we've loved so much.
We were sad to say good bye to one of our very first rescues, Johnny Cash, our beautiful, black Tennessee Walker boy, who passed after a brief illness. Johnny came to us neglected and thin when we adopted him. After some good food, medical care and lots of love, he emerged as quite the character who responded with a whinny every time he heard his name called - "Johnny Cash!"
He'll be joining, who else, June Carter, our rescue mare that preceded him in death a few years ago. There are beautiful, green pastures waiting for these babies over the Rainbow Bridge.
One of our flock guardians has moved on to his own pasture. Ellwood, our Great Pyrenees, found better accommodations on another farm earlier this year. Our other Pyr, Jake, remains and he's now joined by two guardian helpers, Gabriel and Michael (pictured front and back respectively), our new mini-donkeys.
After finishing up their quarantine, they'll be added to our herd of "littles" (Shetland sheep) and our (bigger) Leicester Longwools. We'll be able to learn more about them and their personalities soon.
And finally, the Bees. Are. Back! We were happy to find that our two hives made it through the winter. We are in the process of splitting them and bringing in new queens. We hope to have 4 more hives soon. The plan is to have some delicious honey later this summer but we'll wait to see what the bees have planned for us. Watch your email inbox for updates!
Spring and Summer Events
While there's a lot of activity on the farm, we'll also be attending events off the farm. Our spring and summer are filling up with local fiber events where we'll show our products and meet new artists all over the region. Please stop by and see us if you're at one of these events. And if you can't make it, let your friends know or keep up with us on our social media! Our schedule is below.
Sat, Apr 23 9a - 5p
10th Annual Fiber Farmers Day
Asheville (WNC) Farmer's Market Shed #5 570 Brevard Rd. Asheville, NC
This festival brings together the best of spring in the mountains of NC, celebrating regional growers, fiber and local food. There will be music, food and day of fun.
** Roving and raw fleeces for sale**
Sat-Sun, May 20-21
Kentucky Sheep & Fiber Festival
This will be our first visit to the Bluegrass State as a fiber producer. We're looking forward to meeting other farmers and artists from all over the state and parts beyond!
Masterson Station Park 3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY
Fri, June 3
Blue Ridge Fiber Fest
Higgins Fairgrounds Sparta, NC (click the link above for directions)
**We'll have all our products available for sale**
And that's what's happening on the farm this spring! 🐏🐑🐇🐕