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Sponsor Thank You – A Shepherd’s Tale, the blog of the Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm

cute baby ram from Marthas Vineyard Fiber Farm

A huge thanks to Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm for being a sponsor again this month. I’ve already talked about what the farm does and that they had the first ever Yarn CSA (great gift for a knitter, with an option for raw fleece for that spinner in your life, just saying).

If you haven’t checked out Susan’s blog, A Shepherd’s Tale, I’d like to take a moment to encourage, no insist, that you do so. It’s an amazing insight into just how much work and how much joy goes into keeping a huge flock (is that the right word) of sheep and goats and everything else she does for her business. In the last month she has documented how the farm has had a whole bunch of little ones born, this one, Alabama, is so darn cute, just look at this happy face, had a birthday (happy belated birthday!), shown us Arno’s Big Adventure, showed off some new yarn, such a great color, let us watch the chicken hunt, has the annual Shearing Day festivities complete with food and music and demonstrations of spinning (hello, excellent reason to be a shareholder!), shown off happy sheep and goats (I love the picture of one perched on top of the rock).

Then Susan went to Texas where she held a dyeing demonstration, got some darn good cowboy boots and visited the cowgirl hall of fame, announced some fabulous shareholder benefits, announced Shepherding Camp, and then travelled off to PEI to drop her annual load of fleece off to get it all spun.

yarn from Marthas Vineyard Fiber Farm

People, this is more than I do in a year and she managed to keep a blog. I’m flabbergasted.

Susan also has frequent giveaways, and even if you aren’t a knitter her posts on things she thought we might like are full of incredible stuff to explore. As always you can watch the lamb cam and see pictures from the farm of goings on around the farm and recent births. A Shepherd’s Tale is an awful lot of fun to keep up with.

· comments [7] · 05-30-2009 · categories:sponsor thank you ·

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 corrin // May 30, 2009 at 6:42 am

    I’m not even a knitter and I visit the site all the time to see the animals! Great great site.

  • 2 Shelley Noble // May 30, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I love what Susan and Erin are doing! I never miss a post. The photos are the most delectable bucolic farm visions and she brutally honest about what grit it really takes to live the life.

    I say she’s pioneering the NEW Frontier.

  • 3 Andrea // May 30, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I’m totally hooked on the site and I’m not a knitter at all. The goats and animals are so cute and I HAVE to check in daily to see the latest antics (ie, Arno, what have you been up to?) I check the lamb cam daily and then read the blog to see the goings-on of Susan’s farm life. Great site, great sponsor!

  • 4 --Deb // May 30, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Susan is sheer genius, so far as I’m concerned, and I’m so glad that (1) she’s sponsoring you and that (2) you’re turning right around and shining the light on her. Teamwork is a good thing! (grin)

  • 5 martha in mobile // May 31, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Thanks for sharing information on your sponsors. It’s been really helpful…I’m getting a mirrormate frame for my glued-onto-the-wall mirror soon, and I am checking out the site of this post as well.

    FWIW, 3rd pp: I think she gave a “dyeing” demonstration, rather than a “dying” demonstration. Not that there’s anything wrong with learning how to die, of course.

  • 6 megan // May 31, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Martha – Gah, thank you. The misspellings never end here on my site!

  • 7 Liz // Jun 5, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I am loving the idea of a yarn csa! Wow!!