How about some summer-y farm and garden and fiber photos to brighten up your winter?
September brought the annual Jefferson Farm Tour. A dear friend was visiting, such great timing. Using their handy map I plotted out a day’s excursion for us culminating in a short walk through Fort Flagler.
First stop was Ona True Farm run by Max and Chris, two Wisconsin transplants. Their tour included a Max guided walk where he explained his forward-thinking approach to farming, especially water conservation techniques.
A favorite site of mine was the garlic drying loft. I load up on their garlic at the farmers market (on hiatus until March.) We planted some of his cloves.
A blurred pic. Sorry!
Quinoa has a new presence on the Peninsula. Here the gals show a way to winnow away dirt and debris from the seeds. I found a link to information on the plants history, how to grow it and prepare it once harvested.
Max and Chris have a hoop house of ginger. Bringing this home from them is always a treat. It flavored some of my peach jam this summer. A few slices in hot water is tasty.
Next stop was Amity Farm, a pretty little farm, out on Discovery Road. The barn’s built from the trees cleared off the land. They have sheep, angora rabbits, chickens and alpaca.
And a sheep watch-dog that bonded with Pete.
There were spinning demos. I don’t spin. I haven’t fallen down that rabbit hole.
Speaking of rabbits, here’s an angora. Yes, it really is as soft as it looks.
Under multiple canopies, Amity hosts several spinners and hand-dyers.
My LYS Bazaar Girls carries Local Color Fiber Studio yarns. I’ve yet to knit with it. (This is the year of wading through stash…I mean it!)
I wanted to climb up on the table and stretch out.
See the sheep’s name and photo? That I get a kick out of.
Look at that face!
Next leg of the trip took us over to Marrowstone Island to tour a unique farm. More on that later-