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This time in years past

At the start of August, we’ve found ourselves writing about Fiber Fest, Knapweed, the Definition of a Farm, Wildfire Resources and more.

Fiberfest

There are volumes written on what I don’t know about wool fiber and the process of turning fleece into yarn. Present was fiber from sheep, angora rabbits, and alpacas. Being a crafter that neither knits, crochets, or felts, I was dazzled by all the pretty yarns. There was an array of unprocessed wool fleece to… Continue reading Fiberfest

What is a Farm

A dozen years ago, I wrote “What is a Farm” and now I have one. The bottom line that defines a farm is production.  “The current definition, first used for the 1974 census, is any place from which $1,000 or more of agricultural products were produced and sold, or normally would have been sold, during… Continue reading What is a Farm

Amorous Beetles

Much like humans, male jewel beetles are visual creatures. What really gets them in the mood for love is the sight of a female. Or something that looks a lot like a female…

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