In the Hut

August 4, 2023

What a challenge this season has been with so much rain and cooler then normal weather currently; garden has been difficult, but what I do have now and in the near future tastes fabulous.  Currently picking onions (small right now) and shallots, yellow beans, cucumbers, small plum tomatoes, small peppers.  Bigger things coming.  On the way - carrots,  swiss chard,  corn, and later some fresh lettuce, radishes, salad turnips, green beans, snap peas, broccoli, and more.  Many veggies having  second planting.  Love it when I can get weeds out and more veggies in.

June 27, 2023

Renovations Underway!   Day by day displays are getting neater and less cluttered.   

Very exciting to have more vegetables available and lots of lamb for grilling or roasting.   We have free recipes and information about cooking lamb from the American Lamb Council.   

If you are looking for wool for felting, check the wool page for the colors available.  There are a number of colors and natural brown and off-white.  Targhee is perfect for felting.

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

Joyce Keyser