Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Hi Everybody! I have to apologize for my lack of posts over the last year! I'm happy to tell you, though, that we're still here, and still planning our annual fiber sale for the second Saturday in April (as we always have done). This year, happily, we don't conflict with the Whidbey Island Spin-in in Oak Harbor (April 2 & 3) or Shepherd's Extravaganza in Puyallup (the week after our sale). We will again have shepherds who raise different breeds from our Romeldale/CVM sheep. So the lineup will include Romney and Romney crosses, Icelandic, Gotland, Dorset, Shetland, Angora (mohair goat), and llama. In addition, our favorite woodworker will be here with his treasures. I've gotten some processed roving back from Snow Peaks Fiber mill - a luscious confection of our dark chocolate-colored wool blended with alpaca & silk which I call "The Dark Side". Also some sweet gray yarn, a blend of CVM and kid mohair. I think the mill will be able to finish another batch of yarn which I think I'll call "Snickerdoodle". There will be some handspun yarn available, too, in case you're in the mood to get to your knitting quickly. Two of our dear friends have been busy at their wheels. Thank you, once again, for braving the elements (I sure hope we don't have snow again this year!), and coming up to shop from our local farmers. Address is 5740 Mertz Rd., Bellingham WA 98226. From I-5, exit at Sunset Blvd./Mt. Baker Hwy & drive east. At Hannegan Rd., turn left (north) and drive past the Smith Rd. intersection to Axton Rd. Turn right (east) on Axton, and it's 1.1 mile to Mertz Rd. Turn left onto Mertz. We're the first barn on the right. If you get lost, please call me on my cell, 360 770 6044. See you then!