Winter got an early start and it is still going strong. I haven’t been online much since there is so much work in the winter with the livestock. I thought I would post a photo update. The sheep have enjoyed being in the barn away from the winter weather. … Read More
We had a spring-like day on Sunday which was strange for mid-December. After a few days of rain, the horses and sheep were happy to be out of the barn and back in the pasture.
There is a great new book out by Ashley Martineau called, “Spinning and Dyeing Yarn.” Ashley has profiled 4 fiber artists with Herman Hills Farm being one of the profiles. I am not posting about this book just because my farm is featured in it. The farm profile is just a … Read More
I have never been much of a Facebook person. It always seemed sort of confusing. Two weeks ago, I decided I would give Facebook a chance. It is still a bit confusing, but I am figuring things out. I made a Facebook page for the farm. If you are … Read More
The Wensleydale fleeces I sent to the mill to be spun into yarn are now back. The yarns are so beautifully spun and have a nice sheen to them. The colors are natural white and black/silver. The natural white yarn is available in fingering 2 ply and aran 3 ply. … Read More
I have stocked my online farm shop with some farm fresh, hand dyed locks (from coated fleeces). There are hand dyed Cormo, Wensleydale, and Coopworth lamb locks in the shop along with some washed locks, top, and roving.
I finally finished up the warp that was on the Saori loom. I had decided I was going to use my AVL Warping Wheel to wind the next one. The Warping Wheel is primarily used for sectional warping, but there is an optional cross maker attachment which is used to … Read More
The weather this summer has been crazy. First it was rainy, then hot, then rainy, then cool, now it is hot again. The parasites (worms- especially the barber pole worm) have been thriving, so I have been keeping a close watch (as always) on the sheep. The barber pole worm … Read More
Summer is finally here. It has been so busy around here! I have to get my blog caught up!! The lambs are growing fast and so are the weeds! I had a skunk move in under the chicken coop and have been trying to trap it. So far, I have … Read More
My Cormo have been sheared and I have a couple of fleeces that have not been spoken for. The sheep were coated all year. This is the prime coated fleece. It is $25 per pound raw. Shipping is extra. (You can estimate shipping at USPS Shipping from 45013.) Fleece is … Read More