Sheep are very wooley

Shearing Day

Wednesday, December 6th

begins at 9:30 am

Join in the fun of shearing.  We welcome help in the barn and at the skirting table.  If you adopted a lamb, you can see the wool and decide how you want it processed. Pot luck lunch at noonish.

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Happy Holidays

  Natural Fiber Showcase at our farm in Sumner- Friday, December 8th — Saturday, December 9th        10 a – 4 p                    Free Friday December 8th is Felting Friday.  … Continue reading

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Fall Yarn and Yoga is just around the corner October 28-30 Friday eve thru Sunday

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A Weekend of awesome relaxation at the farm including YOGA with Wendy Youman, KTT who offers 4 gentle yoga classes for a deeply relaxing experience…
Includes:
Abundant time for your favorite art
Lodging at A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm,
Local food for 5 delicious home-cooked meals
4 Gentle Yoga classes designed for everyone
& ample time to spend as you like!

To register and for information about lodging & meals contact us at info@awrinkleinthymefarm or (207) 212-4058. A non-refundable $50 deposit required to hold your spot. Total cost of the weekend is $250.  For yoga questions please contact Wendy Youmans, certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher at yogawendy@gmail.com or call (207) 540-4602.

Register Now

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What’s happening at the farm?

Summer is finally here I hope.  This means family visiting (all 5 of them). That is followed by a trip to upstate New York for another graduation from high school and picking up Jessica (daughter from Colorado) and grandson Lars. After we get home, Mary Ann’s brother Rob and his wife Susie will be here for a while.  Then, right after Yarn and Yoga on July 22-24th Marty is heading to the Grand Canyon with family for two weeks.

Felting Fridays will be  July 7th  and August 18th this summer.


The big event coming up is. The Yarn Haul.  This is the second time we have done it.  Here is how it works.  -Great Northern Yarn Haul. The dates, July 8-17 from 10am to 4pm, A $20 purchase gets you a tote bag, a brochure with participating yarn shops in Maine, NH, and Vermont,  a free pattern and maybe some chocolate chip cookies.  And of course, a cup of delicious tea.  If you turn in your card with having  attended all the shops you can be in a raffle for a grand prize. Come on down!  More information on Facebook: Great Northern Yarn Haul

Image may contain: food Saturday, June 10th Marty will go to Bethel for the Farmers Market 9am to 1pm.

 Natural Dye Workshop is scheduled for July 16th.  This could be extended to the weekend if enough people want to do it.  By then the flowers and weeds around the farm should be abundant….and we can do indigo too.

Summer Spinning days here at the farm this summer include Wednesday, July 19th  and August 23rd. Please plan to come for the day 10am to 3pm.  Pot luck lunch.  Carder will be available.

Summer Yarn and Yoga
.July 21-23, Friday evening to Sunday noonish.
Join us for the first summer Yarn and Yoga. For more information go to our web site: www.awrinkleinthymefarm.com

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Summer Yarn & Yoga

Register now to join us for our first summertime Yarn & Yoga Retreat!

When: July 21-23, 5 pm on Friday through mid-afternoon Sunday

Includes: Abundant time for your favorite art
Lodging at A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm
Local food for 5 delicious home-cooked meals
4 Gentle Yoga classes designed for everyone
& ample time to spend as you like!

Who: Wendy Youmans, KYT offers 4 gentle yoga classes for a deeply relaxing experience.

How: To register and for information about lodging & meals contact us at info@awrinkleinthymefarm or (207) 212-4058. A non-refundable $40 deposit required to hold your spot. Total cost of the weekend is $250.  For yoga questions please contact Wendy Youmans, certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher at yogawendy@gmail.com or call (207) 540-4602.

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Spring events and farm gatherings

Felting Retreat

May 19-21
Register Now!
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  Jen Bell will teach 3D needle felting sheep or mice.  Donna Murphy will teach wet felting a hat.  Participate in one of these classes, or bring ideas for your own felting creation.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials, and we will share our skills.  Meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Come just for one of the classes, or for the whole weekend.

Register here or email for more information.

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, May 17 and June 14
10 am to 2 pm

Bring your wheel or knitting, and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch.

 

Felting Friday

May 5 and June 9
1-3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish, or bring your own project. We will be working on a ladyslipper flower in May, and a hummingbird in June. Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend. $30 includes fiber materials.

Shearing Day
May 24


10 am until done

You are invited to join us for the day and potluck lunch.  Learn about fleece evaluation at the skirting table or help in the barn with the animals.

Natural Dyeing Workshop

June 10, 10-4

Learn to dye wool with plants, including indigo, marigolds, and madder root.  $45 for the day – bring 4-6 oz of your own natural fiber to dye, or purchase some in the farm store.  Bring a bag lunch.  Register here.

Knitters Field Trip

Thursday, May 25

We will go to the New Aim Fiber Mill in Waldoboro, lunch at Morse’s Sauerkraut & European Deli, and explore knitting shops along the coast.  Email or call for carpooling information.  All are welcome.

Tuesday Knitting

Every Tuesday, 1-4 pm

Join us for Tink n Tea.

On The Road

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival
May 13-14
Deerfield Fairgrounds

Bethel Farmers Market
See our booth beginning May 27

Fiber Frolic
June 3-4
Windsor Fairgrounds

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Spring News

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, April 19 AND May 17
10 am to 2 pm

Bring your wheel or knitting, and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch.

Learn to Knit Socks

At MSAD 52 Adult Education with Marty Elkin

Knit your first pair of socks, four Thursdays: April 27 – May 18.  $45 for the class and $30 for materials.

All classes take place at the Adult Learning Center in Turner.  Register or learn more here.

Felting Friday

May 5
1-3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish, or bring your own project. We will be working on a ladyslipper flower. Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend. $30 includes fiber materials.

On The Road

New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival
May 13-14
Deerfield Fairgrounds

Bethel Farmers Market
See our booth beginning May 27

Fiber Frolic
June 3-4
Windsor Fairgrounds

Felting Retreat

Rescheduled for May 19-21
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials, and we will share our skills.  Meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.

Shearing Day
May 24

10 am until done

You are invited to join us for the day and potluck lunch.  Learn about fleece evaluation at the skirting table or help in the barn with the animals.

Ice Cream!

The Friendly Ewe, a licensed sheep dairy located at A Wrinkle In Thyme,

has four flavors of sheep’s milk ice cream in the freezer right now.  Vanilla, Chocolate,Cookies and Cream, and Coffee – all packed in pints available for $5.50.   The self-serve freezer is located in the Tesseract.  Ice cream is also available at the Fare Share Co-op in Norway.  Watch The Friendly Ewe’s Facebook page for updates on ice cream flavors in stock and other dairy projects.

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Felting Retreat

May 19-21st,  (note change of date)
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials and we will share our skills.  Meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.  i

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Maine Maple Weekend

Join us this weekend for our annual pancake breakfast and open house at the farm.  Pancake breakfast 8-11 am BOTH DAYS.  $6 for pancakes, includes syrup and sap coffee or sap tea.  Maple sausage $1 extra.  Children under 5 eat free.  Sap coffee and tea without breakfast $1.  Gluten free pancakes available upon request.

Wood-fired evaporator, 14 bouncing lambs in the barn.  Pints of sheep’s milk ice cream available for purchase from The Friendly Ewe while supplies last.  Shop in the yarn store.  Kid-friendly.  Farm open until 3 pm.

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March at the Farm

 

Felting Friday

Friday, March 10 and April 7
1 to 3 pm

Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish, or bring your own project.  In March, we will be felting Collecting Sap.  In April, we will do a whimsical cat.  Bring your tools or use ours.  Please let us know if you are planning to attend. $30 includes fiber materials.

Farm Spinning

Wednesday, March 15 and April 19
10 to 2 pm

Bring your wheel (or knitting) and join us for a free spinning group and potluck lunch. I believe this is the BEST way to improve your skills and enjoy the day. And if you already know how to spin well, join us and share. Questions?  Send me an email.
Roving available to purchase in the farm store.

  Learn to Knit

   At MSAD Adult Education
with Marty Elkin

Make your first hat, four Thursdays: March 16 – April 6, 5-8 pm each night.  $45 for the class and $25 for materials.

Knit your first pair of socks, four Thursdays: April 27 – May 18.  $45 for the class and $30 for materials.

All classes take place at the Adult Learning Center in Turner.  More information here.

Toe-Up Socks

with Laura Freeman

March 22, March 29, and April 5, 6-8 pm

Stop stressing about knitting socks. Try them on as you go and get the perfect fit every time. Join this fun class to make it possible. You will learn a method that makes two socks at a time, from the toe up, using the magic loop method. Bring two skeins of worsted weight yarn (about 200 yards each) and a size 7 or 8 circular needle at least 36” long.  Let Marty know ahead of time if you would like to order needles. This intermediate knitting class meets on three consecutive Wednesday nights March 22 & 29, and April 5 from 6 to 8 pm. $65 for all three lessons.  Register here.

Maine Maple Weekend

March 25 AND 26

Pancake breakfast 8-11 am BOTH DAYS. Lamb sausage, sap tea and sap coffee available.  Sheep’s milk ice cream samples available from The Friendly Ewe. Farm open until 4 pm both days. Lambs in the barn, tours of sugar house with wood-fired evaporator. Shop in the yarn store. Kid-friendly.

Felting Retreat

April 21-23
Friday evening through Sunday noon

Lodging and meals provided at A Wrinkle In Thyme Farm, leaving you plenty of time to become absorbed in several felting projects, either needle felting or wet felting.  The farm store is full of inspiration and materials.  Share skills and meet the lambs that grow the wool we use to felt. $250 for the weekend, with a $40 deposit required to hold your place.  Register here or email for more information.

 

Elsa with her two new lambs – first-time mother doing a great job!

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