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Shop Closed till Wednesday, October 17

We were given an unbelievable gift two weeks ago by a friend. A very large collection of knitting needles, skeins of yarn, needlepoint kits and counted cross stitch kits. For the last two weeks I have been working on cataloging, pricing, and separating these items to put up in the shop and then to put them up on the website. I decided I needed to close the shop to re vamp the store – change everything to add these “new” products. When we re open on the 18th I’m going to announce it with a video on our Facebook page and here as well so you can get the full effect. I hope you will like what you see and will visit the shop that weekend for some special Fall shopping.

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Fiber in the Park

We will be packing the car and setting up for Fiber in the Park tomorrow Friday, Sept.14. So the shop will be closed both Friday and Saturday. But we are taking most of the shop with us – Shetland wool fleeces, antique spinning wheel, looms, yarn, patterns, fiber and much more. So please join us at Shabbona Park, Earlville, Il from 9am – 4pm, Saturday, Sept. 15 for some fibery fun. Hope to see you there.

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A Different Path

I’ve never written a blog before. So for me this is a different path. Along with raising Shetland sheep and opening the farm fiber and yarn shop last October we also try to maintain a sizeable herb and vegetable garden. Seems like harvesting began earlier this year. I planted three new thyme plants this year and have only sparsly harvested them, but the five year old oregano plant took of early in April and I’ve had to harvest three times already. It’s ready for a fourth. A new crop this year was Swiss Chard. Planted 6 plants and finished the two rows with seed, Figuring the plants would give me an ear;y crop and the seeds a later crop. With in three weeks I was over my head in Swiss Chard. Heirloom tomato plants have given us tasty BLT’s through out the summer, but not enough to can. So the canning tomatoes came from a friend. Twenty 29 quarts, two quarts of juice and 10 pints of roma tomatoes frozen. Chili anyone?

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Wool Carding Day

We invite you to our Wool Carding Day, this Saturday, February 17th, 10 – 4. Shepherdwoods Farm, 3410 East 2375 Road, Marseilles, IL, 815-496-2628, Contact – Chris GreeneĀ

See a demo on carding or combing wool. A step on preparing wool for spinning into yarn

Make your own spinning or felting batt using different colors of natural wool, silk, mohair, colored curly locks, bits of yarn and more.