Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hand-Forged Knives

Tom beats a bar of high carbon steel into the beginning knife shape. Next the blade ege is hardened to ensure a great cutting edge while the back of the blade is tempered to give the knife spring. Visitors are always welcome.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Waiting for Spring

Caroll is anxiously awaiting the first peek of primrose through the snow. Primrose are one of the flowers that flourish for several months in the cool Upper Peninsula springs. A little "black gold" from the sheep barn doesn't hurt!


The beautiful Upper Peninsula is a great spot for snowmobiling during the winter months. Here Daniel takes his first trip out and around the farm. Ample secure parking is available for trailers and it's only a short trip to the trail connecting to Curtis and Newberry.

Friday, January 8, 2010

"Sugar and Spice" are registered Shetland sheep who only have two jobs in life; look cute eating treats from guests and growing fleece. The fleece growing comes naturally to these premium quality wool sheep but they are a little shy about those snacks.....

Monday, December 28, 2009

Weaving Through Winter

Long winter afternoons might be a problem for some but Caroll threads her Union No. 36 rug loom and begins creating. What once was a pile of rags soon becomes colorful weft strips. The beater bar clatters. Great Grandmother Rachel's loom still weaves a fine rag rug.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Caroll had a Little Lamb.......

Holly, Polly, Dolly and Molly are our 4 Tunis sheep. Tom built a red shed that they call home.