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Alpacas and Finnsheep! February 2017

Helen Sahadi

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Alpacas and Finnsheep! February 2017

  If you would like a good long talk about alpacas, visit Fulton Butler and his 44 alpacas at Justa Alpaca Farm on the Farmington Falls Road (Route 2) in Farmington. He will make you feel welcome. In his retirement, he and his wife Brenda Simoneau are enjoying the unique personalities of their animals. We were there on a nice sunny winter day.  We can only imagine that during the rest of the year, Fulton must be very busy, haying and doing the chores that keep the farm going. As they mention on their website, they are working to bring...


A Visit to A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, January 2017

Helen Sahadi

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A Visit to A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm, January 2017

In the middle of rural Maine and not  far from well-known western Maine towns, lies a sweet sheep farm in Sumner, called A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm.  The herd isn't large, but with 32 breeding ewes there is enough yarn produced to keep the on-site store supplied, customers at a handful of Maine fairs and New Hampshire Sheep and Wool happy, and followers who will order their yarn based on their reputation, satisfied.   Our experience is that the yarn from A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm feels like we are knitting a country and a luxury fiber at the same...


Shepherd's Craft Farm, December 2016

Helen Sahadi

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Shepherd's Craft Farm, December 2016

In December 2016, we visited Shepherds Craft Farm in Whitefield, Maine.  The farm is a perennial based farm focused on restoration agriculture. Their goal is to produce quality wool, meat and milk from healthy animals whose lives enhance the environment.   Laurel Banks' enthusiasm for sustainable farming - both from an economic and environmental standpoint - is contagious.  She has her own website and she uses her farm's Facebook page to show what fibers are available for sale as well as the most up to date happenings on the farm. What may characterize Laurel's work best is her passion for producing the best possible fiber quality....


Introducing Fiber of Maine!

Liz Deane

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Introducing Fiber of Maine!
Just a short while ago, on a snowy Sunday afternoon, Helen dreamed up the idea of Fiber of Maine. "What if there was a website where you could shop Maine-made fiber products from the comfort of your home?", she wondered.  And what if, at the heart of that website, was a yarn subscription, where once a month, a skein of beautiful Maine yarn and simple pattern would show up on your doorstep no matter where you lived?