Finally a BIG snow storm!
It’s true. This week the weather has been glorious with temperatures reaching into the 70’s. No one is complaining – not Jim or I or our animals!
Oh – we have more animals – 8 alpacas have been added to our flock.
Bacca, Casper, Richard, Sapphron, Daisy, Tansy, Oreo, and Reese – we need to get name tags! They join Dorito, M&M and Telemark. Sadly we lost Dazzle a bit ago. We have LOTS of fiber!
Jim and I had a blast at the beCause Show at St Mike’s on March 14, 2015. Many thanks to the folks who put it together! We talked to lots of people and spread the word about Yellow Dog Farm and Grand Isle Art Works, of course! We made a donation to Champlain Islanders Developing Essential Resources (C.I.D.E.R.).
YELLOW DOG FARM will be donating to CIDER, INC. The very best non-profit group helping keep islanders’ in their homes!
C.I.D.E.R.’s mission is to develop and foster resources that enable the people of Grand Isle County, Vermont to live in their community with dignity. C.I.D.E.R. accomplishes this by providing direct services and collaborating with other individuals and groups. C.I.D.E.R. feels a special responsibility to elders and persons with disabilities.
The values that guide C.I.D.E.R. are to be: Caring, Creative, Client Based, Cost Effective and Community Based.
Check out CIDER at: http://www.cidervt.org/
…and we know what that means! Getting ready for Sheep and Wool Festivals and Craft Shows! Jim has been making mountains of wood shavings. I can see 4 brand new completed yarn bowls from where I am sitting. Gorgeous! And I have been dying lots of yarn in new colors! I am loving the Intense Iris! – not sure there will be any left to sell. Sorry![portfolio_slideshow id=211]
Wow! This was a really great show for Yellow Dog Farm…and many artists from Grand Isle Art Works! Check out the video!
The truck is packed with every possible bit of fiber and wood. Snacks for the ride and cell phones charged. I think we are ready to head to Hemlock, NY for the Finger Lakes Fiber festival. This is a great show nestled in the countryside of New York state! Love being there. I am actually looking forward to sitting and spinning all day on Saturday and Sunday!
Jim has been turning wood non-stop for the last two weeks. There are several beautiful yarn bowls packed and ready to share!
Next weekend…Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival in Tunbridge, VT – another great show! http://vtsheepandwoolfest.com/
So that is about it. Rain. Rain. And 3 new baby kids! We are still in the naming game – but it seems only fitting to choose wet names like: Thunderstorm, Rain and Drizzle! Picture soon!