October, … What’s New On The Farm!

Fall is here! Checkout the beautiful colors!

With autumn come the geese. We have dozens and dozens flying above the farm.
Animals, big and small, are taking advantage of these beautiful days before the cold of winter.
Here some of the last bees collect from one of our Jerusalem artichokes’ flowers.

Our baby goats sampled one of our pumpkins! Apparently, they really liked it !
We also have birds holding meetings in the trees around the house. They really have a lot to say!

In the middle of the month, we had our first frost (-3 degrees), it froze all the pastures.
And, as you can see the garden is definitely finished for this year!

The same morning as the frost we were lucky to have a beautiful rainbow at sunrise.
We also sheared our angora goats at the beginning of October. Poor goats, after that they feel quite cold. They stay close to each other to keep warm. Fortunately, except for the frost the temperatures have not been too low!

I continued to dye our yarns. What do you think of these fall colors?
And we also have new patterns! One is “On The Slopes” a thick, textured ski hat knit with the yarn doubled. It is cosy and warm, perfect for skiing or winter walks.The hats you see (here) and on the ready-made page are ones we’ve knitted and they are ready to ship. We also offer kits, the pattern on its own, or you can have a hat made to order in the colours of your choice! Take a look at our ready-Made and Custom Order sections!

My friend Grey Dove was also busy and we have two new kinds of soap:

Egg-Cetera: a goat’s milk soap, unscented, enriched with eggs (from our hens) that will leave your skin feeling as though you have applied a light layer of moisturizer after lathering and rinsing. Egg-Cetera is perfect for the hands (or face), gentle and kind to the skin especially in the coming cold weather.

(And to share a little secret, some of your favourite soap fragrances such as Lavender Meadow and Frosty Pines will soon be being restocked, and they will have egg added to their already moisturizing goat milk formula, … just for a little extra luxury!)

Cafe Au Lait Soap: This exfoliating hand soap has been formulated with the kitchen in mind. It is made with double strength brewed coffee as well as goat’s milk. In addition it is veined with thin layers of ground coffee and cinnamon that gently scrub your hands clean while adding to the deodorizing properties of the soap. It is lightly scented with an espresso fragrance to complete the coffee theme.

And finally, I would like to remind everyone about our next craft show:
The Ottawa Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild Exhibition and Sale!

It will be held Saturday, November 4 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, November 5 from 10am to 4pm.
Visit the show’s page for details on where it is being held and how to get there.
We would be delighted to see you there!

Remember you can place an order for pick-up at the show!
Orders can be placed on the Belles Bouclettes website until the evening of Thursday November 2nd. Always nice to save on those shipping fees!

We wish you a pleasant month of November, and want to remind you that Les Belles Bouclettes is here to help you in the upcoming holiday season. We offer you a selection of gorgeous high-quality gifts, many are hand-made and/or customizable and made to order!

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