Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Tour is Coming, the Tour is Coming!

We're starting to get things ready for the PASA Western Region "Buy Fresh/Buy Local Farm Tour 2009" this coming Saturday July 18th. We're planning to have an indigo dye bath going to demonstrate natural dyeing. Visitors will be able to see several natural dye sources growing here on the on the farm. Some may surprise you. We will also be "skirting" fleeces from the spring shearing to get them ready for show. We'll be able to see the difference between what a good handspinning fleece should look like for show, and why some fleeces are sorted to make our Rambouillet fine wool yarn.
Our Wild Rose Farm naturally dyed yarn, combed top, fleeces, and quilt batts will be available for purchase. The ewes and lambs will be nearby for everyone to see. This will be great time to look at the lambs that we will have for sale. We have 6 Dorset x Rambouillet crossbred ewe lambs for sale - all twins - and several registered Rambouillet ram lambs for sale - twins & singles, horned & polled.
If you're coming, here are couple of other attractions in the area:
You'll pass Raccoon Creek State Park on your way here from Pittsburgh if you take US Route 30. Are you a daylily enthusiast/junkie? About 7 miles west of here minutes off of US Route 30 is Patty's Daylilies. Into one-of-a-kind wacky roadside points of interest? Well, just off of US Route 30 at the Chester, WV exit is "The World's Largest Teapot"! And finally for the history buffs, we're not far from The Point of Beginning of the United States Public Land Survey which opened the Northwest Territory for settlement .....

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