We're counting on spring
The dregs of the winter are almost gone
It's hard to remember each year that the logical next step of a hard winter is a gorgeous spring. But it is coming, and we are planning for it! Here are some things to mark on your calendar, and a Big Thing to look forward to celebrating: the ribbon cutting on the new barn!
Feed your gardens early and often: all winter long our animals have been producing gorgeous manure just for you. We've been working the piles, and soon they will be ready for you green-thumbed people to come by to get your black gold. MANURE PICKUP DAYS: Saturdays between 9 am and 4 pm: March 7, March 21, April 4, April 11, and other days by appointment. We have shovels, pitchforks, and a front loader. [More information on composted manure]
Shearing Day, Saturday, April 18, 12-4: Come see demonstrations of the fascinating process of shearing. Farmer Anne will shear our sheep and llamas in a gentle and humane manner and explain the process of fiber removal and how to then work with the fiber the animals grow. Our gift shop with hand-woven rugs, hand-spun yarn, ceramics, woven baskets, roving, and other crafts will be open, and there will be tours to meet the animals. The event is free and open to the public. [More information and directions]
New barn construction The new barn is under contract, on order, and in progress! We will keep you posted with photos and the anticipated barn raising and ribbon cutting date.
Keep the faith, soon the frogs will be singing and the crocuses poking their buds up out of the ground.
~ Farmer Anne