Posted in Knitting
October 1, 2002

5 fiber farms, 5 October

Here’s the details for the exotic fiber animals farm day I’ll be attending this Saturday. If you’re in NY or plan to be, maybe I’ll see you there! All are located in southern Rensselaer county, near the Vermont border and the Berkshires, and the open house(s) are 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. For more information, you can call (518) 674-2492 or 477-4052.

Info on the farms, straight from the brochure Joselle sent:

Greenbush Llamas
361 Luther Road, East Greenbush

Nestled among the pines, the Greenbush Llamas await you. Come walk a llama, feel their fiber, watch how we process the fiber from carding and combing to handspinning yarns.

Maggie’s Brook Alpacas
366 Hoag’s Corner Road, North Nassau

Our small herd of furry alpacas is user-friendly. We are breeding for excellence in conformation as well as luxurious fiber. Mini-chicks available.

Quarry Ridge Alpacas
303 Oak Hill Road, Averill Park

Come visit our herd of award-winning alpacas. Watch a spinning demonstration and browse through a wool store full of fine yarns and handmade toys and garments for sale.

Honey Creek Farm
Columbia Hill Road, East Poestenkill

Home of Calico Haze and Miss Two Feathers, located in the hills of East Poestenkill. Come see the llamas of many colors and enjoy the beautiful fiber.

and, of course, the reason I’m going…Joselle’s farm and wildlife sanctuary…

Tassawassa Ridge Farm
30 Murdoch Road, East Nassau

Located in the hamlet of Hoags Corners, Tassawassa Ridge raises angora goats which produce mohair. The goats are guarded by a majestic llama named Obediaya. Fiber is available and the dye pots will be simmering.

I am so excited. I fear I’ve fallen in love with the alpaca, and its wild ancestor, the vicuna. It’s those big sweet eyes that get me. Expect plenty of alpaca photos after this weekend…

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