Saying Goodbye

another page in our book of memories… is gently turned today

we will miss this beautiful lady…
sister-in-law, friend, aunt, hay-making farm hand…
throughout a very long, hard-fought battle with cancer
she handled everything with great strength, grace and dignity
we all still have much to learn from her example

Rest In Peace… Donna

The Month of Thanksgiving – Day Twenty-Four

Giving thanks today for ancient herbal wisdom and those who share it —

— Laurie Ball-Gisch at The Lavender Fleece who introduced us to pumpkin and carrot treats among many other things. She shares her thoughts on shepherding both on her web-site and in numerous articles in national magazines.

— Melissa at Skylines Farm for sharing her garlicking recipe and schedule. She also shares her extensive knowledge and experience on many topics including pasture management on her web-site. Skylines Philosophy is inspiring.

— Juliette de Bairacli-Levy (1912-2009) and her book The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable. Her pioneering work in holisitic veterinary medicine resulted from her time studying herbal medicine while living with gypsies and farmers in Europe, Turkey, North Africa, etc.
This generous sharing of knowledge has helped us raise our sheep in a more organic, more sustainable manner. For this, we are truly grateful.

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!