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Fall – Time For Sheep & Fiber Festivals

Cooler weather and the change of seasons makes me think of knitted wooly things. I start to think of knitting and weaving woolen garments. Here are a few photos of fall and wooly things.

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Update from the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

I can’t believe another  Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival is over. It was great seeing old friends and to meeting new friends. The pictures say it all. Can’t wait until next year. Hope to see you there next year.   … Continue reading

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Conversations From the Skirting Table

The spring in New Jersey has been unseasonably warm and dry making the job of skirting fleeces and enjoyable experience. I was very fortunate to get a head start on skirting process when the sheep were shorn in March. With the help … Continue reading

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Young Farm Visitors Learn About Wool and Sheep

One cool thing about having a blog is I get requests for a farm visits. Recently I had a family from Morris County visit to learn about sheep and wool for a school project. The little girl Ali is in … Continue reading

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You always remember the first one… knitting a sweater.

Well, I finally did it! I made my first sweater using wool from my own Jacob flock. It only took me about 25 years since I first picked up a set of knitting needles. The idea I could knit something … Continue reading

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Behind Us Now – Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival 2011

It’s hard to believe the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is behind us now. We had a lot of folks stop by the Jacob Sheep Conservancy booth. However, it was not all work and I had some time to walk around the festival and … Continue reading

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Fiber Fans – Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is only days away!

Shearing by a Jacob sheep by hand – Kevin Ford at 2010 Maryland Sheep & Wool Jenny Jump Farm is busy getting ready for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 7 & 8 in West Friendship, MD.  The weather … Continue reading

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