Friday, September 25, 2009

Alpaca Days!!! Hobby Farm Days!!!

We will be open weather permitting September 26th and September 27th from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Gov. Jodi Rell has proclaimed Saturday, National Alpaca Day in Connecticut. Come and celebrate these wonderful animals with us!!! Stop by for a quick visit or bring some knitting and hang out. My Big Button Alpaca Shawl is made from our alpacas. The Alpaca Shawl Kit will be available for purchase along with a selection of yarns etc. Wanted you all to see the Big Button Alpaca Shawl and the Big Pumpkin we grew in the alpaca p--p pile!!! We only harvested the two pumpkins you see here but both are splendid!! Don't forget to check back for our October Farm Day dates. Be sure to visit your local small farm this fall (I have a list of farms open for you when you come by). Fall is in full swing here at Simple Gifts Farm!!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Farm Days Are Here!

Don't you love all these new natural fiber projects? Finished the woven ruana. Made some beautiful alpaca pillows. Spun up some two tone natural wool and knitted the vest for someone special in our family. Am now working on an off-white alpaca scarf/shawl with big buttons. Never run out of ideas for our beautiful fiber--- or stories about the animals--- or Ray! We hope to see you this September and October weather permitting! Check blog for upcoming dates!

Peach Harvest!

Although we only have one peach tree, it is very good to us! Made (3) peach cobblers, (1) gallon of peach ice cream, (1) peach pie and (2) batches of peach jam! For awhile I was dreaming of peaches!! Small jars of peach jam and raspberry jam will be available at our farm days.