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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»

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»

Island Retreat

August 27, 2013

This summer, a few members of Salt Bay Treadlers—a group that meets in Damariscotta to spin one Wednesday evening per month—took a retreat on a beautiful Maine island. The idea was to spin, knit, share good food, relax, and enjoy the fruits of summer—and we did just that. Being fiber types, we also managed to… 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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