Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Here are the farms open to you this Alpaca Weekend!

ALPACAboose Farm, 12 East St, Oxford, CT; Alpaca Hill Farm, 8 Willow St, Seymour, CT; Coon Hollow Frm, 156 Punkup Road, Oxford, CT; Dream Come True Farm, 82 Freeman Rd, Oxford, CT; and lastly us at Simple Gifts Farm,1135 James Farm Rd, Stratford, CT. Come out and support your small farms September 25th & 26th from 10am until 5:00pm! We all look forward to sharing our farms with you!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September 25th & 26th Alpaca Weekend!!

The animals are ready, the kits for knitting, the alpaca yarn & small knitted gifts are ready! We just need you! From 10 to 5pm. Stop by and visit. Sit and knit if you wish while watching the alpacas grazing in the field. See yarn being spun. Learn about the animals. Enjoy a beautiful day at our farm!!

Celebrate! Natural Hand Spun Alpaca Yarn 9/25 & 9/26

Spun for you from the sweetest most curious animals you will ever meet!!

Knitted gifts for you or someone special..

Personalize your own handknit Christmas Stocking. Mine has an embroidered fish from my China trip this summer! Try on an alpaca handsewn hat. Check out millspun gloves and socks made from alpaca my friend, Pam and I banked last fall. The entire process from alpaca to product was made in the USA!

For Your Browsing Pleasure...

We set up some new shelving for you in Ray's Barn & Garage to make your browsing easier! Take a look at our hand spun natural alpaca, try out some hand dyed yarn, make up a kit and check out our knitted items for sale...

Look who is wispering about Alpaca weekend at Simple Gifts Farm!

They are getting ready for visitors and can hardly wait until Saturday, 9/25 and Sunday 9/26 from 10-5!

Alpaca Farm Weekend 9/25 & 9/26!! We are ready!

So they tell me that people are going to celebrate alpacas this weekend. What do you think of that! We like watching people, it should be fun!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Come for a visit National Alpaca Weekend 9/25 & 9/26

We will be open from 10am to 5pm. So come on over and see what we are up to! The animals always love company and we enjoy these fall days being outdoors with you! Check out my new projects from hand dyed yarn which are kitted up for you knitters. See our alpaca gloves that my friend Pam and I ordered from the alpaca we banked in the fiber pool. This is fiber grown and product manufactured here in the USA! Raspberries both red and black found their way to the cookpot and are set up in jams for you to purchase. I will do some spinning and Ray and I are always glad to tell you about our alpacas, llama, sheep, pony and dog!!!

Ray baling our hay field...

Twice a year our hay field puts forth for our animals. Here is the field and here is Ray working on his baler. It is always a BIG job. The twine doesn't always tie. The weather doesn't always cooperate but this hay came in just fine with no major difficulty! Yeah!!

Celebrate being home in the USA!!!

Ray always makes mealtime special! Having friends over and a good meal too, priceless!!!

Marti goes to China!!

Yes, believe it! My granddaughter, Emma and The Red Star Twirlers went on tour in China and I got to go with them to Shanghia, Wuxi, Suzhou and Beijing!!! They performed four times and my favorite was at The Great Wall of China! We did so much in 9 days and The Red Star Twirlers (check out on Facebook) did an amazing job in 90-100 degree temps!!! Very appropriately the music,"We are the world, we are the children" many young Chinese children joined The Red Stars on stage at every event! Great cultural and good will exchange!!