Found Finery

The family thought I was crazy to keep this old piece of barbed wire that one of the sheep somehow found and got twisted up in (had to be cut out of her wool).  That… some pine and red berries from the fence line… add a couple pieces of pretty green baler twine…
I think it is just about perfect for a shepherd’s front door.
(edited to add:  please note – no sheep were harmed in the making of this wreath)

Good Time Had By All

There was a great crowd at the Aurora Heritage Days, and the weather was wonderful. There were old tractors on display, a bee-keeping demonstration, and Sheila Elliott was there demonstrating her hand-spinning skills. John Slawter’s Famous Chicken BBQ was a big hit! And hey, did I mention that there were old tractors?

We had a wonderful location for our craft booth and had a great time visiting with all the folks that stopped by. Along with many other items, we had both our naturally-dyed yarns and our hand-dyed yarns on display.

Thank you, Travis, for all your help setting up/taking down the tent!

It was our great luck to be in the booth right next to Crimson Shamrock. We really enjoyed visiting with Tacoma and Marcus. (Though I have to admit that Marcus was a bit of a whiner.)

Many thanks to all the wonderful people who worked so hard to make this event a great success!

Aurora Heritage Days

Join us at the Aurora Heritage Days this weekend. There will be wonderful activities beginning Friday evening with ‘A Pictorial Walk Through Aurora in the 1930’s’. Saturday there is a ‘House and Barn Tour’, ‘John Slawter’s Famous Chicken BBQ’ and much, much more.

We will be manning our ‘made on the farm’ table at the Aurora Area History Center/General Store from 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Please stop by and visit for a spell!