It’s Spring! It’s 2017.
As hoped and planned, shearing was a smoothly efficient operation. Easy for me to say as Emily, the shearer did ALL of the heavy lifting and BENDing.
A repeat of last year, all the ewes were de-fleeced before lunch. It is most pleasant to head up to the house and dig into a spread of “potluck” knowing we are “done for the day.” …and there were naps!
photos: Christine Macchi, Photography
Two of fiber artists’ favorite woods: Purpleheart from South America and Padauk (I say “PA-dook”) out of Africa are always featured prominently in every batch of handspindles emerging from the woodshop.
Hatchtown Farm is tucked away on the Pemaquid peninsula in midcoast Maine, a delightful spot steeped in history and natural beauty. We share this old farm with Gemma, a bouncy Goldendoodle, Hera and Hermes, a sister and brother team of felines, a flock of registered Coopworth sheep and a mixed bag of laying hens with a sometime smattering of pigs thrown in just to thwart possible boredom.
We’re a small farm, working sustainably and with a hands on approach to all that we do. Our customers tell us that they value our friendly, personalized service and the attention to detail that goes into all of our products. In our tools, fiber and food you will find excellent quality, simple beauty and joy in their use.
We invite you to visit us if you’re in the area …see the sheep …fondle some fiber …take away wonderful memories and maybe some goodies! If you can’t come to Bristol, visit our Farm Journal for all the latest news.