It is that time of year! The hay has been cut once and is stored in the hay loft of our little barn. Our goats are grazing and growing lots of beautiful fiber. I am dying yarn like crazy! Today’s color is honey mustard for some of our lace weight blended mohair!
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.
Jim and I had a grand time at the Craft Vermont, 2014 show sponsored by Vermont Hand Crafters. It was held the weekend before thanksgiving at the Sheraton in Burlington. Amazing artists all around – and stupendous customers! Can’t wait ’til next year!
…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]
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!