May,… What’s New On The Farm?

This year, Spring is really long to arrive. We are at the end of the month and we still have not planted our vegetables in the garden! And our neighbours are very anxious about their sowing as a lot of fields are still really soaked (tractors can’t come in) . As our growing season is quite short, it doesn’t look really good! Apparently, the weather will improve a bit these coming days! Let’s our fingers crossed!

The trees have made their buds and now have some leaves. We have some tulips that have bloomed but still no lilies! The birds have made their nests. Little ones will soon be born!  In that tree, you can see there are 2 nests: one above the other one!!
The grass is growing and we were finally able to put the goats in the pasture. They are really happy: no more hay and silage, just fresh grass!
Here are the adults with our llama.And moms with their babies. Each year, the first time I open the outside doors, is a whole adventure for the babies! As soon as the gates are open, the moms run outside to graze and leave their little ones who are afraid of leaving their pens! They are calling their moms who graze, graze and do not listen and do not answer to them!

Finally, they go outside (I have to help them!) and find their mothers. Once together, it doesn’t take long they enjoy being in the pasture!

We welcomed this month 2 new young bucks: Gabriel and Rafael. Good news: we will have more mohair for you!!After staying a few days in quarantine (it’s a common step to do when you get animals from another farm: just to make sure all is fine), they are happy to join the other goats outside!I started to dye some skeins during these warmer days. Here are some pictures of the new colours available soon on our website. More dyeing will be done: we need to be ready for all our future fibre festivals so you will have a wide variety of colours!

Here are the photos of a new knitting pattern released soon. This lacy shawl, created by Nataliya, is made using just one skein of our Butterfly Kisses Yarn. Is not it delicate? Perfect for summer time! It should be available this coming month!!

We will be at several fibre shows in June. We will post more details a few days before each event.

  • On May 30th and June 1st, the Annual Convention of the Association of Quebec Weavers will take place in St Georges de Beauce (QC) and this event will be open to the public , June 1st from 9am to 5.30pm.
  • June 15th we have been invited by Glengarry Pionneer Museum in Dunvegan (ON) for their Smith-In event. We will be there from 10am to 4 pm.
  • And finally, June 22nd, we will be at Lansdowne (ON) for their 4th Textiles Festival from 10am to 4pm.

We hope to meet you at one of these events.

So that was May on the farm.
We’ll be posting soon, and of course will be back next month to share more. Until then, …

Happy Father’s Day to all the Fabulous Dads out there!!!!

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