Tuesday, March 5, 2013

New Arrivals

So we've finally had some good happening around the farm.  For starters, our brochures for the open house were printed up and came in the mail, so we get to start distributing them around town.  The website should be up and running by the end of the week for everyone who wants directions for the open house and the price list for the mill services. 

We've been hard at work finishing a new batch of sock yarns:

I really really hope people like sock yarn, because we have about 60 skeins of it that I've been working on getting dyed up.  It's 100% Corriedale that we got from a small farm in New York and it's soft but sturdy.  I've knit my share of socks and it always bugged me to not know how much yarn I had left for the second sock or to have to drag out a scale to measure while I wound.  We're preventing that problem by selling the yarn packaged in two 200 yard skeins so that it's the perfect amount for each foot.  No guessing required!

The other (slightly cuter) new addition is Miss Maddie Ross.
Maddie came to us from Sweet Border Collie Rescue.  We had put in an application, assuming it would take a couple months to get a placement because Adam wanted a puppy and most rescues have older dogs.  But as luck would have it, Maddie and her siblings came to the rescue from a shelter at about the same time our application hit, and the rescue thought we would be a good home for her.  She's half Border Collie and half Blue Heeler cattle dog and all energy.  While no one could possibly replace Cisco, Maddie has helped to make the house feel less empty.  She's good company for Thora and has bonded like glue to Adam.  She follows him everywhere, helps out with the farm chores, and curls up in his lap for snuggles.
She's also a help in the mill...
I never have to worry about the fiber wandering off. 
Maddie is on top of it.


  1. Awww she is very cute! Can't wait to meet her!

  2. I'm glad things are going better! :)

  3. SO this is Tallulah's first Birthday so I believe it is a good day to start out on. Good luck with everything! We'd love to come down but we have lots of plans that particular weekend. Hopefully we can make a trip of it this summer. I know the kids would LOVE to see Yaks and shopping is always fun....We are the Bells. Just thought I would say because I don't have a profile.

  4. I see her running around in her new fenced playground,so happy for you and Adam.