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Archives for Farming

Fiber on the Western Front

September 19, 2013

The sheep may be a little different in Western Washington where I live now, but the fiber people are the same. I visited three of the 24 farms in Jefferson County on the 11th annual Farm Tour which was  promoted by the Washington State University Extension in this county. Six of these farms were open… 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»

Shearing time

June 7, 2013

A scene from Ruit Farm North in Bristol where Emily, the shearer, is clipping Coopworth fleece. Several shearers came to help for the day. Shared, luncheon.

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