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Friday, 8 January 2016

Here we are starting 2016. Where does the time go?
yummy blueberries

There have been a few changes on the farm since I have last posted. We have narrowed our focus to the things that are most important to us, namely the goats and the blueberries.

The Blueberries production continues to grow. Harvest of 2015 came 2 weeks early and we enjoyed a very hot and long summer. Thank you to all who came for the U-pick and all those who purchased the picked berries. Hope you enjoyed them as much as we did. :)

1 oz laceweight and fingering weight yarn
the 'cloud'
For the goats, we had a great harvest of cashmere in January and February. Fibre was processed at Still River Mill in Connecticut into yarn and is available for sale. Fibre from the previous year was also processed at ME2Farms into cloud, and is also available for sale.

RWF Judah
March and April brought the kids. We are happy to announce that we have a new genetic line, from RWF Judah. We have kept his girls and some of his boys so that we can assess their quality. We hope that they will fulfill our expectations. The males who meet our expectations will be available for sale as herdsires in spring on a first come, first served basis.

We will soon begin harvesting the cashmere again, and sending off our samples for histogram evaluations. Kids will again be arriving in March and April. We are expecting great things from these kids.

In August I had the privilege of going to Twist Fibre Festival in Quebec with my friend and colleague, Heide Krause. The 2015 Canadian National Cashmere Fleece competition was held there and we were able to be a part of facilitating that. It was a great show and so many very nice fleeces. I don't know how the judge, Wendy Peih was able to make her selections.

I also had the chance to take a nuno felting workshop. That was so much fun. This is the scarf I made with silk and merino wool.