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Fiber at Common Ground Fair

September 27, 2014

There is so much fiber at the Common Ground Fair held in Unity each September and sponsored by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association. Fleece Tent, Wednesday Spinners, vendors selling handspun yarn and yarn transformed from their flocks, knitted sweaters, handwoven baskets, knitted socks—there is so much to see. This year, the weather was… 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»

Sheep Dairy Farm Visit

August 21, 2013

In August, the Emerging Maine Sheep Entrepreneurs visited a sheep farm in Dedham, Maine. Northern Exposure Farm—just east of Bangor—is run by Jim and Janet Weber who have been producing milk since 2010. The sheep are Friesian and the milk is mostly sold to Maine cheese makers. Jim is a large animal veterinarian and was… Read More»

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