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A Small Family Teaching Farm
  22 May 2017

  Fiber College of Maine 9 September 2017
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9 September  
Wonderful classes (long & short), great food, interesting people in a beautiful place. Shoppers' Boulevard & open classes Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday.

  Soapy Saturday 17 September 2017
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
17 September  
Learn to make soap from both animal and vegetable fats in an afternoon. For anyone thirteen or older (we work with lye), well make several batches of wonderful and long-lasting soaps. (All of this started 20 years ago because we wanted to make something useful from the pig fat). Youll take home samples, and also recipes so you can start right away to make more. The workshop runs from 1:00 until 5:00. Limited to 4, $65.

  Angora Rabbits 24 September 2017
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
24 September  
Angoras are remarkably sweet tempered beasts- and their fur makes wonderful yarn. This workshop will teach you how to care for the bunnies and we'll talk about different strategies for handling their fiber. We'll talk about handling, housing, feeding and health. You'll handle young rabbits and adult, and have a chance to groom them. And everyone will spin a little yarn. Workshop ends when all your questions have been answered.

  Fall Shearing Day 1 October 2017
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
1 October  
We'll shear about 35 sheep- and a few of the angora goats. Lots of fiber and yarn for sale- naturals & glorious colors. There'll be music and food and demonstrations of skirting, spinning, and weaving. Lots of animals- including angora rabbits- to visit. We'll end the day (about 4:00 with a herding demo. No charge, but donations for farm scholarships are always welcome. The actual sheep shearing will happen about 11:00 - 2:00, and the goats before and after.

  Fiber Festival of New England 5 November 2017
5 November through 06 November
A relatively new and very large fiber festival. All inside - no tramping through mud or rain! We're in the large animal arena with bunnies - and a big variety of fiber. Raw wool right through dyed and carded.

  Crafts of Colrain 12 November 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12 November through 13 November
Colrain is a beautiful small town with many, many artists and craftspeople (and farmers!).We are one of the 17 studios participating. Check out the website and/or the Facebook page- you'll be delighted! Our part is fiber- yarns, spinning and felting fibers and a few surprises. And of course sheep, goats, angora rabbits, and poultry will be enjoying visits, too.

  Learn to Spin 3 December 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3 December  
For anyone 12 or older, you'll spend the day learning to make yarn. We'll talk process - and then make yarn with several different spinning tools. You'll evaluate, wash and card wool, and leave with wool samples from many breeds. We'll also handle plant fibers and a few from other animals. A great farm lunch is included, as well as a chance to meet the fiber-bearing animals here on the farm. Workshop runs from 9 AM to 5 PM. $120, including lunch and materials. Limited to 4 participants.