Monday, June 21, 2010
*Dream Come True Farm: 82 Freeman Rd, Oxford, CT. Mike and Pam Blasko will feature, Ashford spinning wheels with demos, goats milk soaps, handspun yarns and turned wooden bowls, among other items all made here on the farm. http://www.dreamcometrueyarn.com/ 203-736-2630
*Old Solar Farm: 153 Bowers Hill Rd, Oxford. Bill Deusing, We grow organic vegetables, and have a few chickens for eggs, as well as fruits and berries. 203 231-1790 http://www.ctnofa.org/
*Rowanwood Farm: 31 Chestnut Hill Rd, Newtown,Ct. A.J. and Jeff Collier have alpacas, llamas, Olde English Babydoll sheep, and Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats. The farm has "gone green" following the trends of today, by harvesting and selling all of the natural products produced from the animals. There is alpaca fiber, sheep wool, and homespun yarns. They have thirty varieties of uniquely scented , handcrafted goat milk soap. The pedigreed herd of alpaca, goats, and sheep are also for sale. 203-270-8346 or http://www.rowanwoodfarm.com/
Sunday, June 20, 2010
So, a few months ago I ordered my chickens and it read "hens only". My order went in and figured that would be nice to just have hens and not have to deal with an aggressive rooster. We have been noticing this guy for the past couple of weeks and am convinced she's a he! This picture doesn't show his tail feathers but he is getting them, long and black and red. Check out the iridescent feathers coming out in his neck. He has not started to crow yet but he even cuckles different than the others. The hen in the background is what a hen should look like. This guy is also much bigger than the "girls"...oh well...I think I'll keep him anyway, he's kind of grown on us.
Update: The morning after I posted this, Tim and I were walking up to the chicken coop when we heard a gosh awful sound which sounded much like the owl at work when we are cutting his talons. We stood there for a moment and realized it was the rooster attemping to crow!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Needle Felted Alpaca Pillows are now in Coon Hollow Farm's farmstand. Each pillow is made with 100% Alpaca and handcrafted here on the farm, generally into the night after long days at work, but the desire to create makes me choose that over sleep! I have so many new designs in mind and can't wait to get started on them!