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I Found my Fade Shawl

June 23, 2017

  I Found my Fade What a great shawl to knit. “Find your Fade” made it through my knitting group and a couple of us collaborated on colors and schemes to make it happen. It took me awhile to come up with my colors. My style if fairly simple with normally one or two colors […]

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We are Packed and Ready to Go

April 26, 2017

We are so excited to attend Raggs Fiber Affairs and market this weekend, April 29, at the Delmont Firehall in Delmont, PA. This is our first time there and we are already met with warm greetings.  Toni Ritchey from Raggz fiber recommended us to a reporter from the Pittsburgh Tribune.  An interview was made on […]

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Choosing Your Vibrant Slice of Color

April 22, 2017

I am drawn to bold, big color. Color makes me very happy. It moves me to action, relaxation, motivation, creativity and the list goes on. It has played a big role in my life since I was in elementary school. My grandma gave me a scrap book that I filled with posters, newpaper articles, cards and of […]

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Beauty and Craftmanship that Never go out of Style

February 15, 2017

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” -Michelangelo   This quote embodies all DIY-ers.  Beauty is seen in the things you touch and create.  We all have it within us to create something out of nothing whether it be with words, wires, […]

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New Lambing Season

February 3, 2017

February is a month of preparation for the upcoming lambing season. It is a great time to make sure your ewes are doing well.

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The Eleanor Messy Bun Hat

January 27, 2017

    Full of texture and color, this messy bun hat is an eye catcher. It’s definitely a huge hit amongst my daughters and close friends.   My oldest daughter is heading for college this semester and she had to have one of these hats for school.  She is  braving the weather on the eastern […]

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Reflections from a Sheep Farmer

January 25, 2017

  It is a beautiful snowy morning here on the mountain. The horses are chasing each other around  the mountainside. My youngest son is making snow angels in the yard, and my daughter is playing ball with our dog, Nellie, who is leaping through the snow trying to find it. My life is at it’s most perfect […]

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Our Herd is Multiplying

March 8, 2016

Our Herd is Multiplying The days between January and March are our most joyful and sometimes heart wrenching months. Our ewes are due with their precious lambs. The last weeks are the most critical and demanding on our Coopworth ewes.

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Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves Our Ewes and Wool

January 28, 2015

Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves our Ewes and Wool Welcome to our sheep barn.  We raise Coopworth sheep for both meat and wool. We learn something new each year. This year we have decided to shear them early.  It took some research and asking around before I chose to shear in the middle of […]

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Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling

November 7, 2014

Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling   I absolutely love this recipe I am about to share with you.  Besides making a mouthwatering apple pie filling, we are creating many family memories. It’s such a delight to work with my family through the whole process. I suggest to gather 2+ people in your family […]

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