Thursday, May 7, 2009


Passion lives in a pile of soft natural hand spun fiber! Like the birth of a baby! I am able to nurture growth, spin, knit and create designs to foster my spirit! The connection and completion of life slips thru my fingertips. Natural yarn never fails to tweak the imagination!!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Remember to save us as a favorite so you can drop in anytime. Some of us have been sheared and some of us are waiting our turn!! (not really)!

Educational day on the farm

Showing the Drop Spindle at our Farm Days. I volunteer at and teach wool processing and spinning from sheep to shawl to 2nd and 5th graders. The old crafts help to ground us!

The "Man" our Huacaya alpaca

This is Man! He is really a boy and our one and only puff ball!!! His fiber is soft and white and a joy to spin!

The Suri

What can I say about Yanni? Curious and silly? Likes the camera! Really, Yanni is a suri alpaca. His coat is like dreamy silk!

The Babydoll Shrug

This Shrug Kit made from our Olde English Babydoll Sheep was a big hit recently at Connecticut Sheep and Wool Festival. Ray made the button. When worn you feel wrapped in love

Yarns to dye for!

Marti's hand dyed and some hand spun yarns. See the stove? Ray installed his Mom's old coal/wood stove and we have been eating gourmet all winter and spring. My favorite meal was shrimp and pasta!

Bandit our beloved pony, the oldest and wisest....

Bandit has been at Simple Gifts Farm the longest. He is the oldest and wisest animal here. If only he could talk! All of our grandchildren love this pony!!

Scooter is our new Border Collie.

Scooter is our new Border Collie. He saved our hearts after we lost Simba a year ago to a heart murmur. How great the love we have in our hearts. Scooter is totally loved and adored!!!