Stunning swatch!

This amazing swatch was knit from some our new yarn by local designer Sarah Hood. Sarah and I have been working together on ideas for hand knit “farm” patterns. The first to be released (soon!) will be a lovely vest that was designed with our new worsted weight wool yarn in mind. All the new yarn is ridiculously exciting…..however…. it’s arrival coincides with our busy time at the B&B. I’m doing my best to get it photographed and in our ...

Lambing season poncho

Often a simple knitting project is exactly what I need, and all I can handle, during lambing season it’s a necessity. Waiting for lambs often mean interrupted sleep and long days. My mind is never at it’s best when I’m sleep deprived…..who’s is? Recently I was working on what I thought was a simple vest only to find out I couldn’t manage the collar without making mistakes that I’d wouldn’t normally have made with enough sleep. After ripping out the ...

Beautiful Bluefaced Leicesters!

The Sachem Farm has a long history of raising livestock as well as crops. There is some mention in family papers of sheep being here, but sadly no pictures. I’d be very interested to know what sheep breeds our ancestors raised, likely it would have been a meat or dual purpose breed. I doubt it was the beautiful BFL.¬†When deciding what breed of sheep we wanted to raise, my husband Jason and I attended sheep shows and fiber events up ...