In the Hut
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!
Sometimes life can get in the way of progress, but not for long! Actually progress is being made in the production of some new beautiful yarns, while at the same time I am beginning work to go to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival for the first time in several years. There I will have Targhee wool in some beautiful of colors, hand spun yarns, felt, fiber books, felting supplies, fleeces, and my husband with some Targhee and Suffolk sheep. Needle felting and spinning will be demonstrated as well. There are many things that will go on the weekend of May 14 & 15 at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield, NH. Even if you are not interested in wool, there is a lot to see and do. Sheep dog demonstations, shopping from many vendors, lessons and demonstrations o f all kinds, and much more.
So while I am getting ready for this, please keep in mind that the store is open by appointment. Call me at 603-393-4696 to make an appointment. Store will be open after the 16th of May.
Oh darn, I have to plant a garden soon!
See you soon,
March 26, 2022
We are having a great time visiting with folks over these Maple Weekends. Filling up the store with more maple and new NH products from Wozz Kitchen Creations. Met the owners of the company this week up at their kitchen at Twin Mountains. Check out the new page under Food Products to see the yummy choices. I have been using the Coconut Peanut sauce and the Ginger Soy infusion a lot. Also they Balsamic Fig Mostada. Samplers are available for several of their products including their North African Chemoula which is great with lamb. They also make a Balsamic Blueberry Maple dressing. Yummy.
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.