Jodi Colella, invited me to join the Ravelry group entitled MVFF-CSA Groupies, and in so doing set off a cascade of events which have led to ME (Urban Overextended Mom) owning a farm share. We spent the preceding month watching the baby lambs/goat being birthed on the farm blog, and under extreme duress I agreed to bring my children to see the babies on the farm. On April 19th I brought my family to the spring shearing event at the farm, and was overwhelmed by the experience. I can't decide what I like best about the venture...the aphrodisiac-quality yarn, the idyllic setting of the farm on the island, the knowledge that by owning a share I am supporting a bold new venture run by a terrific woman with great business acumen, that I am reducing my carbon footprint by buying yarn produced within my state, that my children gained an education about production of fabric from its agricultural roots, or the wonderful people I met at the event. I will share a few of my favorite photos because it's my blog and I can if I want to...
The Sheep and Goats:
The Boy's Education in Creating yarn: Fun for grown-ups, too:
My youngest's softest stuffed animal...his alpaca bear...and the smile that made the whole trip worthwhile:
Should you wish to have a piece of this heaven, you can shop for yarn or shares on Etsy.