As the seasons change from summer to autumn, I find my mind taking time to reflect. Reflecting on the intensity of the summer days, the labor, the growing and harvesting and now preserving for the future. We plan all year for the harvest, the taste of a juicy red tomato and the sweetness of the bartlett pears. There is much to look forward to and more to be thankful for!

I recently enjoyed reading an essay titled “Voices of the West”. A range rider & ranch hand in south-western Montana said it so well “The land, animals and people keep me honest and humble. I’m engaged in the basic meaning of life: helping what is living live and meeting death and then seeing life grow from its stillness.”

On the farm front, the piglets are growing at a rapid pace. They enjoy the abundance from the garden and orchard with a little of Lily’s milk poured on top! Their pink little noses, along with Momma Charlotte, greet me each morning at the gate! The ewes and Obi (the ram) are shorn and will head into the breeding season soon. The ram lambs are growing nicely and will be ready to harvest at the end of November.

I am offering a custom hand felted wool Nativity scene for this Christmas season.The wool that I am using is from our flock. The colored wool is merino wool that I source. Hand felting has become a very enjoyable down time activity for me. Please visit the website to place your order before November 6th for guaranteed shipping by December 4th.

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We are offering a beautiful Icelandic wool pelt in off white. This pelt measures 48″x31″ with a wool (staple)length of 12″. This is a timeless piece that many will enjoy. It makes a stunning display on the foot of a bed or over a couch or chair.

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