On the smoker, set to 225°F, timer set for 4 hours. Now, we wait.
A small family farm in Central New York.
Serving our neighbors with quality breeding stock, fresh vegetables, goose eggs, and nutritious meats, raised on local feeds.
On the smoker, set to 225°F, timer set for 4 hours. Now, we wait.
Blue Spoon Farm Louie Louie is looking for a new herd. Louie was born in March 2021, and he bred his first herd before age 1. He's a hard working buck He is ABGA Registered and DNA certified. He is listed as an American at 94%. He has been disbudded so he will not take down your barn. He is not intended for show but as a herd sire. He has produced several beautiful kids who have grown nicely with good teet structure, teeth, and attitude. I am asking $400 for him today.
New York State is home to over 900 fashion companies. Our farms have a unique opportunity to play a role in providing sustainable plant and animal fibers to the fashion industry with the help of The New York Textile Act, which was signed into law last month. Sponsored by Carrie Woerner and Senator Michelle Hinchey and co-sponsored by NYS Senator Rachel May, this law will help connect farmers with fiber processors and manufacturers, promoting and expanding the use of these natural byproducts to spur economic growth.
This is what chilly weather looks like, goats taking shelter in the barn waiting for grain, sheep on the last of the grass.
A Beautiful buck doing what bucks do. https://youtu.be/_iqE7mQKLSw
W**d control, the natural way.
It's happening... TOMORROW!!
LocalFiber Downtown Discovery Day
Sunday June 26, 2022
11 am - 6 pm
State St, Ithaca, NY
Join us for a very special event on the Ithaca Commons TOMORROW!
Bring a large cool drink, a big hat and join us to celebrate the beauty and wonder of natural local fiber!
We will have a rather large lineup up of local fiber farms in attendance bringing lovely fiber products and handmade items for sale! Items will include handspun and mill spun yarn, whole fleeces, spinning fibers/roving hand-dyed yarn and fiber, knitted and felted items, woven items, clothing, and other lovely finished items.
In the LocalFiber tent, Marcia Weinert of Undeniably Loopy will be doing super informative demos working with fiber, spinners from Black Sheep Black Handspinners Guild will be spinning lovely yarn, local shearer Jim Baldwin will talk about characterizing and classing wool.
The celebration will also feature alpaca, baby angora goats, angora bunnies and sheep in attendance! We will have fiber demonstrations and information on working with fiber and raising fiber animals.
Live music lineup starting at 11am
Pelotones Duo with Alex and Wayne
Lily & Matt
Crown City Brass
This is an all-day, family-friendly event and we invite fiber enthusiasts and the fiber curious to join us! As far as we know, this event is the first of its kind on The Commons - come help us make history AND grow the local fiber and textile revolution!
Discovery Day Participants
Mayapple Farm, LLC
Laughing Goat Fiber Farm LLC
Crooked Creek Sheep and Wool
Shepherds Creek Alpacas
Hawk Hill Farm
Twilight Alpacas, LLC
Big Rock Farm
Fox And Hound Merino Sheep
Forget Me Not Farm
Golden Grove Farm
Otter Lake Farm & Fiber
Ace Acre Alpacas
West Creek Family Farm
Rebel Acres Farm
This event was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program and a collaboration with Downtown Ithaca Alliance, and our LocalFiber membership. Thank you!!
The freezer is full again! $12 a pound leg - $8 a pound ground. Mutton from a Tunis cross. Humanely raised. Grass finished. Fed on locally sourced feed.
The girls look alot like their father this year.
And then there were two more!
Blue Spoon Farm updated their shop.
3 more lambs! 2 white ewe lambs, 1 fancy black ram lamb. Thank you Alison!
Twins! Black one is male and Icelandic looking, white one is female and Tunis looking.
More lambs! Reserve your spring lamb now. $3.50 pound at 4 months old. Only one ewe lamb so far this year. Many more to come. All, so far, are a mix of Corriedale, Dorset, a dairy mix, Icelandic, and Tunis. Some have a little Shetland in them instead of the Corriedale Dorset. Polled, no horns, and short tails. This year rat tails are out of style due to the Tunis ram, Esau.
Join us in the LocalFiber pop-up shop, in Ithaca NY, this Sunday 2-4 pm for a demonstration by Zapotec Master Weaver José Buenaventura González Gutierréz on his traditional loom! mexicanweaver.com
Jose also has a selection of his beautiful rugs on display and for sale in the shop.
Teotitlán del Valle is known for its textiles, especially rugs, which are woven on hand-operated looms, from wool obtained from local sheep and dyed with local, natural dyes.
To most of our Facebook friends this is an obvious pairing, like dark chocolate and red wine or hot chocolate and graham crackers, but not to everyone. The science going on behind the panels is interesting and should help efforts to expand the installation of solar arrays and support the claims of creating a healthier environment.
MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy...
So far this year we have had 20.375"of rain. In October alone we have had 6.75". The soil here / garden is better adapted for drought.
Electric sheep: Grazing in arrays supports economy, climate | Cornell Chronicle
A new USDA-funded project seeks to increase coordination and logistical services for farmers grazing sheep under solar arrays.
Ducks on the pond, the distant view, an experimental Hügelkultur bed (not yet completed), wine caps fruiting, and the apples are almost ready to pick.
Time to make the pesto
Louie Louie, oh baby... Yeah yeah yeah yeah. Louie is ready to go to his next herd. It is time to leave mom. Born in March he is 94% Boer, 6% Nubian. He will be registered and DNA tested. Louie is a traditional colored buck. He has been disbudded. His twin brother Sunny is a wether.
Flock starter kit available.
Today we recorded a quick video demonstrating how to milk a goat. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/yY9RMYozyQY
With almost no investment into milking gadgets I've made cheese and yogurt for the last 10 years. In this video I will show you how I milk s meat goat. Thank...
This handsome boy is looking for a new home. Born in May 2020 Esau is mostly Tunis, he is from Ellis Hallow Farm. His lambs all look just like him.
April had quads but only 3 made it. One is getting a bottle now but she hasn't been rejected. I am hoping it was sharp teeth, I filed them down tonight. On the same day Alison had triplets. Alison and April are 1/2 sisters. They have the same sire.
I bought my old ladies some special feeds. I'm hoping to keep their weight on and keep them healthy. They are also getting senior horse feed, which is soft. Barbara likes it.
Interested in sheep and goats or just interested in learning more?http://ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2021/04/08/beginning-livestock-series-sheep-goats
I didn't share my Quads video! On February 16, 2021 I found Da with 4 floppy eared lambs.
The discovery video can be found here: https://youtu.be/LNhBjMSaEDA
Raising Goats on the Homestead
Friday, January 15, 4-5:30 p.m.
Goats have a reputation for being a bit naughty, but they also have lots to offer on the right homestead – including milk, meat, fiber and even help clearing new land or controlling weeds! Join Jacki Perkins, organic dairy and livestock specialist with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Assoc. (MOFGA), for this introductory webinar on how to get started raising goats on a very small scale. Fee: sliding scale from $0-$15. Register here. Please email [email protected] with questions.
January 15, 2021 Friday, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Online Sliding Scale, $0-$15 REGISTER HERE Goats have a reputation for being a bit naughty, but they also have lots to offer on the right homestead – including milk, meat, fiber, and even help clearing new land or controlling weeds! Join Jacki Perkins ...
A little rain has made the pond look like a pond again. Now, if the grass would grow a little I wouldn't need to wonder if I've got enough hay stored. However it is November and 70°F today.
Hay, guess what we did today! 200 bales in the new addition.
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