After they shear the animals, they send the fiber off to a mill and it comes back to them in yarn form. Each of the labels have a picture of the animal it was spun from. Handling the different yarns was really interesting because I’d just visited the animals themselves. The ages of the animals, the softness of the yarn, their individual colors – it was a great educational experience!
If you’re in the area, I strongly suggest you visit this cute little farm! They don’t have a website, but are located at 2112 Roberts Place, a little more than 10 miles south of the town center in a gorgeous little valley with a little creek nearby and lots of friendly neighbors.
On an unrelated note, Tomorrow is Race Day! I’m not taking my computer with me this weekend, so if I don’t respond to comments or emails right away, just know that I’m running up, and then down, a mountain!