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Archives for Farming

Anne Cox: Artwork and Gardens

July 14, 2016

This place is fun! Hedgerow is owned and operated by Anne Cox and her partner Julie Wortman near the tip of the St. George Peninsula in Tenants Harbor situated between Thomaston and Rockland. It’s a beautiful drive to get to the place, and the day I went in mid-July, all forms of haying were going on… Read More»

Shearing Day at Hatchtown Farm

April 10, 2016

Hatchtown Farm in Bristol, Maine, held its shearing early in April and several stalwart friends braved a very cold day to help with the harvest of wool. Farm owners Pam and Jim Child produce prize-winning Coopworth sheep and fleeces, and their friend and fellow shepherd Emily returned to the farm one more year to shear.… Read More»

Maine Ag Trades Show Walk-Through

January 14, 2016

The 75th Maine Agricultural Trades Show took place January 12-14, 2016 in Augusta and I visited the show to see what’s up. Booths on gardening, maple syrup, farm equipment, composting, dairy, apples, fruit trees, grains, alpaca, sheep and forestry were just a few of those present. I picked up seed catalogs from Fedco and Johnny’s;… Read More»

A Trip to Rhinebeck

October 27, 2014

Six spinning friends rented a house in Rhinebeck, NY this October to tour the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Thousands upon thousands of people attended and we saw some great fashions, yarns, designs, books and displays. And, judging from the crowds, interest in the fiber arts and in making things is very much alive.… Read More»

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