In the Hut
May 24, 2023
Well the store is open! New steps up to door make it much safer. Hand rails still to be done, but temporary rail works for now.
NH Sheep and Wool Festival went very well this past Mother's Day weekend. Lots of fun and people were out buying. Sold about half of my yarn, which is very much appreciated. Love making yarn and really enjoy seeing others enjoying it as well.
The garden is started with broccoli, brussel sprouts and snap peas. Other veggies waiting to be planted, but due to some back issues I am slow this year. We will have plenty of veggies come this summer. Eggs are in abundance as is freezer lamb.
Please stop by when I am open, or call for an appointment. I am glad to serve. Joyce
April 8, 2023
I am sorry it has been such a long time since posting. I hope you have kept.up with Shepherd's Hut on Facebook Sign on here!
This has been a tough start to 2023. After dealing with health issues, including some arthritis in my back, I have decided to stick to doing the farm stand and trying not to do farmer's markets this year. I am putting more focus into the wool part of the business as I prepare for the NH Sheep and Wool Festival in May over Mother's Day weekend. The event is located at the Deerfield Fairgrounds and provides live animals, workshops, and lots of vendors. I am always in the sheep barn as we bring several sheep to the fair each year.
I have been blending a variety of wool and fibers (silk, bamboo, angelica, angora, BFL, Merino, and of course some Targhee) and spinning them into a beautiful variety of hand spun yarns. I have also been putting together felting kits and packaged varietys of Targhee wool for felters. New books are available as well. As I update the website some of these things will be within the pages,
Processed freezer lamb is available as are lots of eggs. I sell from the house (637 Morrill St., Gilford, NH) when not open. Please call me before coming to verify I am here. I work weekday mornings until noon and generally am close to home. As always, I am looking forward to serving you.
May you have a blessed Easter
July 27, 2022
The garden is flourishing! I have this thing about neat gardens, and I have battling weeds galore, but producing some. wonderful veggies. When I have free moments I am spinning up some Targhee that came from Kaia, a black sheep originally. As she was outside in the summer she got lighter and lighter, so her fleece became more brown than black. I have been making yarn using a number of different fibers. Merino, silk, yak, alpaca, bamboo and others. Using a blending board I combine various textures and colors, sometimes putting in some bling (angelica) to give the yarn some spirit. Hopefully after things slow down again I can get some pictures onto this site.
Still preparing to do Thursday's farmer's market each week, so I better get to it!
June 11, 2022
The garden is coming right along. Already have lots of mixed lettuce and scallions. Radishes, cucumbers, broccoli, and more are coming. The store will be selling Strawberries for Ramblin' Vewe Farm this year again. Love those days you can. prepare a meal from the farmstand! The farmer's market in Gilford is going nicely and will only improve as the season progresses. Check out the home page for more information about my hours and the farmer's market.
On another note I have been making yarn, doing spinning demonstrations in the store daily when the mood strikes. Feeling good about this summer.
May 20, 2021
NH Sheep and Wool Festival. turned out wonderful and had many wonderful folks stop by. Now I am busy making yarn to replace the skeins sold. Thanks to my helper Emmaline we were able to really enjoy the event and visit other vendors. I have some beautiful new fibers to work with including a yak/silk combination that feels like heaven. New to me, it is a challenge to spin, but who doesn't love a challenge.
The market garden is in progress. May have cucumbers sometime this week. Farm market starts June 2.
May 10, 2022
Insanely busy week preparing for this weekend's Sheep and Wool Festival at the Deerfield Fairgrounds. This is an awesome opportunity, after three years, to restock on wool roving, felting supplies and handspun yarns.
Also, very happy to have begun some planting - onions, leeks, broccoli, and mesclun greens. Soon to go in will be radishes, salad turnips, bell peppers, snap peas, beans and. lettuces. Spinach as well. More than that once weather better. On June 2 the Gilford Farmer's Market is beginning again on Thursdays. from. 3 - 6 PM at the Methodist church at 18 Wesley Way. (Off Rt. 11a near the 3/11 bypass). Everything looking good for that!
I make a variety of sewn items including potholders, oven mitts, mug rugs, heating pads, hot pads, eyeglass cases and recycle bag holders.
Watch this website for availability as new designs come out.
Targhee wool is available for spinning or needle felting. Processed in natural colors as well as a variety of dyed colors.
Hand spun yarn from targhee wool and other fibers is available at the store, or NH Sheep and Wool Festival at Deerfield Fairgrounds May 14-15, 2022.