Fall is just around the corner! Fall colors are starting to show up in the dye kitchen…
The farm store is on the road at fairs frequently in the next few months. Come see us at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Fiber College in Searsport, Common Ground Country Fair in Unity, Fryeburg Fair, and the Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, MA. More info on these events can be found here.
Now would be a great thyme for you to register for our annual fall Yarn & Yoga retreat!
The Great Northern Yarn Haul – a self-guided tour for fiber artists of all kinds, taking you across Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Come by the farm to pick up your “passport” and free yarn haul tote bag with a $20 purchase. Each time you visit one of the 16 fiber stores, get your passport initialed, and mail it in to enter a drawing for a prize. More information here.
The Yarn Haul will be ongoing through July 17.
Come visit us at the farm. Our lambs are growing, and flowers are blooming, strawberries are ripening…..
Coming soon: July 8, Felting Friday. Great for beginners as well as inspiration for seasoned felters! Make a Thyme Tile, start to finish. Each month we’ll be working with the best-sellers from 2015. July ~ Spring Violets, and August ~ Roostah.
Bring your own tools or use ours.
$30 includes fiber materials.
July 9th: Learn to dye with plants and weeds from our dyers’ garden and what we gather around the farm. Plants may include marigolds,and dyers coreopsis from our garden, & from the pasture black-eyed susans, jewel weed, & goldenrod.
Fee: $45. Bring some fiber of your own to dye, or purchase some in our store for the class. Please register.
Dyeing to Spin with Linda Clutterbuck July 20 10a -4p Learn how to dye roving in strips of color. Bring your wheel~ We will practice spinning the space-dyed roving
Camden Harbor Arts The Camden Public Library will host approximately 80 artists in its first annual summer Harbor Arts & Books Fair on July 16 and 17, 2016. The fair will feature items for every taste and prices for every pocketbook! Art patrons will find works in watercolor, oil, acrylics, as well as photography, sculpture, and mixed media. Fans of handcrafted wares can shop for pottery, glass, woodcrafts, jewelry, fiber art and furniture.
Harbor Arts & Books Fair is an admission-free, family-friendly event, making it a perfect day trip or weekend destination.
Join us for Felting Friday this Friday from 1-4 pm to make your own Sheep Thyme Tile.
Looking for a road trip? Come see us at New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival May 14 and 15 in Deerfield. More info here.
We’ll be shearing May 18, starting at 9 am. Come be part of the process of working with our lovely wool.
And we’ll be in attendance at the Bethel Farmers’ Market May 28, 9-12, in the parking lot of the Norway Savings Bank.
We think we’re all done with lambing, and we’re definitely done with sugaring for the season. Stop by to get your syrup and see how big the lambs are getting!
We will be shearing on May 18th, starting at 9 am. Come be part of this seasonal process. Many hands make quick work around the skirting table and in the barn. Bring a dish to share for lunch. Some raw fleeces available for purchase.
Register now for May 6th and June 10th Felting Fridays, and check out the information on our upcoming summer natural dye classes, as well as guest instructor Linda Clutterbuck teaching dyeing to spin July 20.
Thank you to all who helped to make Maine Maple Weekend a success here at the farm! We set a new record for sap collection~300 gallons over the weekend. Boiling now.
Coming up next:
Felting Friday, April 1, 1-3 pm – make the pig Thyme Tile.
Color Play Dye Workshop, Saturday, April 2, 9-4 – Learn to overdye gray wool with Cushing’s dyes with red, yellow and blue to make a rainbow and variety of simple techniques. Please register here.
The farm store is open most days 10-4, so call to give us a heads up, and then stop by to get some of our delicious maple syrup, incredibly soft yarn, or needle felting kits and supplies.
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Gluten free pancakes will be available upon request for this weekend. The gluten free pancakes will also be dairy free. Pancake breakfast 8-11 am both Saturday and Sunday. Hope to see ewe here.
Pancake breakfast just around the corner! March 26 and 27, 8-11 am. Farm open until 4 pm both days. Come see lambs in the barn, wood-fired evaporator in the sugarhouse, eat pancakes, shop in the yarn store, and see the work of local fiber artist Sarah Miller. $6 for pancake breakfast, including sap tea and sap coffee. Maple sausage $1 extra. Children 5 and under eat free.