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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»

Visiting a Washington Lavender Farm

June 30, 2014

What is this fascination with Lavender so many people have? I remember the soap from my high school days, what was it called…Yardley English Lavender. And it is still for sale, these days all over the internet. But what I visited today was not Yardley and not English, it was a certified organic lavender farm in… Read More»

Spring Shearing at Ruit Farm

April 8, 2014

Several friends gathered at Ruit Farm in Bristol, home of Nina and John Ruit and their herd of goats, several sheep, watchful llama, loud donkey, and whomever else wandered by. Weather included a mix of cold, ice and mud, but Nina had prepared several places for the shearing and sorting to take place out of… Read More»

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