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It’s In the Bag — Spring Harvest

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closeup sheep eye photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©Our 2016 shearing was a smoothly efficient operation.  Of course, Emily, the shearer did most of the heavy lifting. Maine Fiber Art Exec Director Christine Macchi covered the event with her trusty Nikon — see her write-up at Maine Fiberarts / Fiber Folio — Shearing Day at Hatchtown Farm

shearing crew - photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©

 

All the ewes were fleeced before lunch. It was nice to go into the house to enjoy a fantastic spread of “potluck” knowing we were “done for the day.”close up fleece photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©

 

Emily's hands - photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©

fleece pickers - photo: Christine Macchi, Photography -- copyright 2016 ©

photos: Christine Macchi, Photography


color photo: closeup of a handspindle's whorl -- woods: orange Padauk and creamy Ashcolor photo: Jim's detailing gouge with Purpleheart, Padauk and Wenge in the background

 

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.

 

 

color pic: Hatchtown low whorl "Production" handspindles.

A passel of Hatchtown low whorl “Production” handspindles.

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Award-winning Fleeces!

Award-winning Fleeces!

 

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.

multi-colored eggs in carton

Fresh eggs

 

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.