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A Small Family Teaching Farm
  14 February 2016
 
 
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 WELCOME TO WINTERBERRY FARM
 

340 Wilson Hill Road in Colrain

FALL SHEEP SHEARING & FIBER FESTIVAL: SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER  9:30 - 4:00

  • SHEARING STARTS ABOUT 10:00 AM
  • FIBER DEMOS WHEN SHEARING'S COMPLETE (ABOUT 12:30?):  SPINNING, SKIRTING & WASHING FLEECE, WEAVING, NEEDLE FELTING
  • YARN AND FIBER SALES, ANIMAL VISITS ALL DAY
  • BORDER COLLIE HERDING AT 3:45

click on our Facebook link for more info- and pictures!

ALL WELCOME- NO CHARGE!  (NO DOGS, PLEASE!)



 


 

 




 

Live like you'll die tomorrow.

Farm like you'll live forever.

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PHOTOGRAPHS

Some old and some new farm photos.

ABOUT THE NEW FARM

 The summer's been beautiful, and the animals have grown well.  The sheep fleeces- and bodies- look very nice.  We're changing from dairy goats to angora (mohair) goats, so we've spent the summer learning lots more about them.  The grass has grown pretty well, despite the dry summer.

We're bringing in wood for the winter (mostly cut last year clearing for fences).  Then we'll be putting up our goat shed and finishing poultry housing.

We started a few small gardens this year, so they need to be put to bed.

And Jill has been experimenting all summer with dyeing the mill-spun yarn from our flock.  Very different from the loose fiber dyeing that's been her specialty, but the results have been pleasing. 

We've butchered the two kinds of gourmet French Pekin ducks we raised; the old fashioned duck breeds will be done soon.  We've a new batch of lamb sausage ready for sale- and are taking orders for lamb.

So it's been a good summer, here in this beautiful place.  And the fall colors right now are spectacular!

We hope you'll be able to come and see them.

 

 

 

PROGRAMS AND VISITS

The farm is open for programs, open farms and sales by appointment.....click here for more info

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